In a recent interview with TMZ, White opined that Cyborg was “afraid to lose again” to Amanda Nunes, the fighter who ended Cyborg’s 21-fight unbeaten streak and took her UFC featherweight championship last December. The two have already publicly disagreed about why a rematch hasn’t happened, with Cyborg denying White’s claim that she turned down a rematch with Nunes.
TMZ offered Cyborg the chance to respond to White’s latest comments and she simply disregarded the criticism as old hat.
“You think I’m surprised when Dana says things like this? I’m not,” Cyborg said. “I’m gonna be surprised if Dana White says something nice for me. It’s not new for me. And just challenge, I go over there and do my best.
“Dana White’s never stepped in the cage. He never fight before, he doesn’t know the fighter life because he’s the promoter.”
Cyborg currently has more pressing matters to deal with as she looks to bounce back from her first-ever knockout less when she takes on unbeaten Felicia Spencer at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday. She declined to offer any further thoughts on potentially fighting Nunes again, stating that she would hold off on making any definitive statements until after the Spencer fight.
“I fight Saturday and after Saturday, for sure I’m going to ask any question the media has for me. I think I have to it a step at a time, focus now on Saturday, my next fight, and my fans know who I am. My fans know if I’m scared. I’m going to [get through this fight] and then talk to media.”
See the full TMZ clip below, where Cyborg talks more about her matchup with Spencer.