Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Champion Julia Budd isn’t surprised by how the relationship between Cyborg and the UFC ended.
“It didn’t surprise me at all,” Budd told MMA Fighting. “I kind of had a feeling, especially the way things have been going in the news and everything and some of the videos she put up of Dana and the things she’s been saying. I wasn’t surprised that they released her.”
The relationship between Cyborg and the UFC has been on the bad side even before the fighter joined the promotion a few years ago.
Budd says a fight between her and Cyborg makes perfect sense, but is waiting to see where Cyborg signs with first.
“I think it makes perfect sense,” Budd said. “The best 145-pounders in the world are here, it makes sense if she comes over to Bellator. I hope she signs with Bellator but we’ll see what she decides to do. I don’t know what her career plans are right now.”
Cyborg is now free to sign with whatever promotion she chooses after the UFC waived the 90 day exclusive negotiation period.