Anderson is looking for a potential title shot against UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Cyborg, but also claims the champion is a lot different on social media than in real life.
“I respect Cris and I think Cris is a lovely person, but the Cris that’s portrayed on social media is not necessarily someone that I would look up to or I would respect,” she said on The MMA Hour. “I have met Cris in person and she is lovely, she’s nice and she’s respectful. But then, I think what’s portrayed on social media is very different to how she is in person, so I don’t know. Which one is the real Cris?”
Cyborg and Anderson were linked for a fight at UFC 214, but Anderson pulled out of the fight due to personal issues.
The female fighter wouldn’t mind an immediate title shot against Cyborg, but admits that the match making decisions aren’t in her hands.
“If they wanted me against Cris, I’d fight Cris. I don’t think a lot of people really understand. I’m not in a position to demand opponents. [UFC] signed me and kept me while I’ve had all this personal stuff going on, so the UFC put a lot of faith in me by keeping me around,” Anderson said. “I’m not really in a position to choose who I fight, so it’s one of those things where whatever name they had given me, we didn’t care. We just have a date and a name and that’s all that matters.”
UFC 225 takes place on Saturday, June 9 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.
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