Cris Cyborg is “very happy” to part ways with the UFC.
The former featherweight champion released a short statement on social media Monday night, days after UFC president Dana White announced they would not try to re-sign her to a new deal following her UFC 240 win over Felicia Spencer. In an Instagram post, Cyborg said she’s thrilled to put an end to her UFC run.
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Estou muito feliz Deus é fiel , finalizei a ERA #UFC fiz minha última luta, isso quer dizer que ninguém me liberou ! Juntos tivemos a ERA #eliteXc , ERA #Strikeforce , ERA #InvictaFC e Era #UFC, todas foram de sucesso! Estaremos começando uma nova #ERA em breve novidades ansiosa para saber aonde vai ser a nossa próxima ERA! A Nação Cyborg já era Gigante antes da da ERA UFC mesmo tentando nos deletar, imagina agora que estaremos em um barco que a Nação Cyborg vai ser bem-vindo. “ Vai ser só alegria “ ! galera não deixem de seguir meu canal do YouTube vai ter em breve novidades. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I'm very happy God is faithful, I finished ERA #UFC I did my last fight, that means no one released me ! Together we had ERA #eliteXc, ERA #Strikeforce, ERA #InvictaFC and ERA #UFC, all were successful! We will be starting a new #ERA soon news I’m excited to know where will be our next ERA! The Cyborg Nation was already Giant before the ERA UFC even trying to delete us, imagine now that we will be in a boat that the Cyborg Nation will be welcome. “It will be just joy”! guys be sure to follow my YouTube channel will soon have news. #CYBORGNATION #NEWERA
Cyborg took some time to respond to some comments in the post, reiterating that she’s not “running” from a rematch with Amanda Nunes, who knocked her out last December to become the first woman to win multiple belts in the Octagon.
“Dana didn’t want to give me the rematch, only a six-fight contract, and the UFC unfortunately doesn’t have girls in my division,” Cyborg wrote in Portuguese. “I’d die in the UFC without fighting, and still being defamed, so the best option would be see other promotions that have my division, where I could fight more often. Who knows, maybe one day Amanda and I will rematch. No one knows what tomorrow might bring, God’s the one who makes my plans.”
When someone wrote “Dana who?” in the comment section, Cyborg responded “I believe a guy with dark soul.” In another comment, she wrote Dana White has “an unexplained anger against me, and he knows how important I’m going to be for another promotion”.
“I’m going to a place people knows about the word respect,” Cyborg wrote in English. “Uncle Dana don’t want give the rematch .. I can’t be stuck [an event] don’t have my division.. I can’t be fighting 1 time per year.. and the boss try damage my brand. I’m fighter and human [being] too.”