Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino is facing Tonya Evinger for the vacant UFC Women’s Featherweight Title in just a few weeks at UFC 214.
UFC President Dana White is the first to admit that when it comes to Cyborg, the promotion made some mistakes with her.
“She’s had a rough go here in the UFC,” White told MMA Junkie. “She hasn’t been thrilled with things that have been said, things that have been done. And to be honest with you, we’ve made some mistakes when it comes to ‘Cyborg.’ So the least we can do is get our (expletive) together and get this woman a fight for the title.”
Cyborg is currently undefeated under the UFC banner, having defeated the duo of Leslie Smith and Lina Lansberg.
White also acknowledges that the UFC has Cyborg under contract and the promotion needs to make a better commitment to her.
“We signed ‘Cyborg,’ we made a commitment to ‘Cyborg,’ and not everything is easy and not everything is as fun as other divisions or whatever, but we made a commitment to this woman,” White said.
UFC 214 takes place on Saturday, July 29 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.