If there is one thing that Cyborg would like after facing Budd, it would be a rematch and cross promotional bout against two division UFC women’s champion Amanda Nunes.
“Before I signed with Bellator, the first thing I asked Scott for (is) maybe to have the possibility to fight (against UFC fighters) – the same he’s doing for Rizin (with) his champions fighting with champions in Japan. … I said maybe if he’ll be able to do that,” Cyborg said to TMZ Sports (via Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie). “Cris Cyborg (vs.) Amanda Nunes – she’s the UFC champion, and I hope in the future (UFC) vs. Bellator champion, maybe the fight will happen. Scott said yes, we can do that. Dana White (just has) to call him and make this happen, and I think everybody would like to watch.”
Nunes and Cyborg first met in the co-main event of UFC 232, a bout that Nunes won via first round knockout to become the UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion. Cyborg and the UFC would part ways a while later, as UFC President Dana White famously said that the promotion was getting out of the “Cyborg business.”
Bellator 238 takes place on Saturday, January 25 from The Forum in Inglewood, California with Julia Budd and Cyborg headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on the Paramount Network.