There is just one compelling superfight match-up to make in the UFC’s bantamweight and featherweight divisions, and that’s a pairing of the respective champs, Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg. So why the heck hasn’t this fight been made yet? Don’t these ladies want to get paid?
Bantamweight queen Nunes has apparently already signed on the dotted line. For some reason, though, we’re waiting for Cyborg.
And that has Nunes’ girlfriend, Nina Ansaroff, scratching her head. Ansaroff is fighting Randa Markos at UFC on FOX 30 this weekend, and she thinks Cyborg should sign the darn contract.
As per MMAJunkie:
“I don’t get it,” Ansaroff told MMAjunkie in advance of her UFC Fight Pass-streamed bout against Markos on Saturday at UFC on FOX 30 from Scotiabank Saddledome. “It’s a huge, historical fight. I don’t see why there’s so much involved.”
“Cyborg’s always been weird about the date, because she wants it six weeks’ notice, eight weeks’ notice, right after Amanda’s coming off a fight at 135, where she’s her smallest,” Ansaroff said. “If you want to build this fight, then make it fair, or stop making excuses, like I don’t want to fight a Brazilian, (or) I don’t want to fight a 135er, but then posting that you want to fight Ediane Gomes, who’s a Brazilian, or another girl that’s a 135er that she fought in her last fight (Yana Kunitskaya).
“Like, why can’t you wait until December? Is it because of the money? I’m sure the UFC will compensate you for taking an extra couple of months off than what you’re going to make fighting a nobody. So I don’t know. It’s in her hands. She signed the contract. I was there. I took a picture.”