Cris Cyborg and the UFC have by no means definitely experienced a decent romantic relationship. For decades they trashed Cyborg and place her down, declaring she was terrified to combat Ronda Rousey. Dana White famously referred to as her ‘Wanderlei Silva in a gown,’ among other issues.
When they last but not least signed her, they set her in Invicta FC and compelled her to reduce to 140 kilos for two bouts ahead of lastly deciding to open up a featherweight division for her. But when Cyborg could not struggle on the unique date the UFC needed, they booked the division’s initial championship combat with no her.
We could go on and on detailing all the slights, authentic and imagined, that the UFC threw Cyborg’s way. Suffice to say, the two sides just in no way noticed eye to eye on quite significantly something, and that has not modified even after Cyborg remaining the UFC to combat for Bellator. Now Cris is doing her best to raise awareness on how refreshing a modify it is to struggle for Scott Coker vs. Dana White.
“Any fighter out there want to be a fighter and want to keep a star and really do not want to have to stress about the promoters seeking to be all in the films, all on the records, dancing…appear to Bellator!” Cyborg wrote on Twitter, tagging the UFC frustrated GOAT contender Jon Jones.
That bit about a promoter ‘trying to be in all the videos dancing’ is definitely a shot at Dana White, but is a lot less certainly a hip-hop reference going back again to the Resource Awards in 1995 when Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight took a shot at Puff Daddy, saying “Any artist out there that want to be an artist and remain a star, and really do not have to worry about the govt producer making an attempt to be all in the video clips, all on the record, dancing… arrive to Demise Row!”
Sweet reference, yo! And fortuitously for fighters, Bellator’s Scott Coker is undoubtedly significantly less evil than Suge Knight (and considerably less of an awareness hound than Diddy or Dana).
Cyborg under no circumstances hesitates to punk Dana and the UFC when she can. This 7 days by itself she’s been hectic, trashing the new Venum UFC uniform offer and how the UFC largely prevents fighters from trying to get out their possess sponsors.
My 1st combat in Bellator MMA I designed 10x in fight night sponsorships what Reebok compensated me for my last Ufc fight
— @criscyborg.com #Bellator259 (@criscyborg) April 1, 2021
She was also in on the Jon Jones fork out controversy, where Jones is angling to get a superfight payday for a superfight opponent like Francis Ngannou.
The challenge is they do not want to give a larger income share to the athletes simply because with the business likely public it would adjust attainable buyers fascination, there is an incentive to preserving an 80% income break up with the athletes.
— @criscyborg.com #Bellator259 (@criscyborg) March 31, 2021
But our favored current move from Cyborg was when she parked her wrapped Cyborg RV exterior of the UFC APEX on the weekend Amanda Nunes was fighting at UFC 259, a not so delicate reminder that she will not be pushed out of the conversation when it comes to prime female fighters.
Cyborg went 2- in Bellator in 2020, TKOing former Bellator featherweight champ Julia Budd and subbing Arlene Blencowe. Her up coming battle comes on May well 21st against previous UFC fighter (and fellow UFC black sheep) Leslie Smith, who has gone 2-1 in Bellator herself given that being released from her UFC agreement amidst unionizing efforts.
A struggle of the malcontents! It need to be a fantastic a single, and even though they’ll surely scrap it out in the cage we believe they’ll have a great deal of similar issues to say about Bellator remedy vs. UFC treatment come battle week.