The former UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg was shockingly and rather abruptly released by the UFC after she was involved in a spat which turned ugly with the UFC President Dana White himself. Cyborg who had previously been tight-lipped about where she now might fight next has finally dropped some hints that she might be fighting in Bellator MMA next.
In a recent interview given to MMA Fighting, Cyborg dropped some hints that she might be moving to Bellator. It should be noted that Cyborg has previously worked with Bellator’s President Scott Coker, ho was previously the President of the now-defunct Strikeforce. Here’s what she had to say:
Everything I did, I was always feeling in my heart. I don’t regret anything. . . [The UFC] is in the past. It’s in the past since my last fight. I put it in the past in my heart. I believe I made a lot in the UFC. I believe I’m one of the girls who fought in the UFC who has more wins than losses. I believe all the places I’ve been had something special in it. With the UFC, I wanted to be fighting in the UFC. I went through all the hard time cutting weight to make my division and they made it. Amanda is the champion, there is a division. Every moment of my life I start a project and the UFC project was to have my division. I put an effort to get down to the division, I made it, and there is a division now.
I believe I’ll sign my new contract in less than 30 days.
I’ve passed through many cycles already and in a cycle there is always beginning, middle, and end, Invicta had an end Bellator – no, [laughing] not Bellator yet – the UFC had a beginning, middle, and end. Strikeforce. So I’m starting a new cycle. I’m happy, anxious, looking forward to starting. It’s good to start new projects and I’m looking forward to that.