UFC: Cris Cyborg reveals potential reason why Alistair Overeem was moved to the prelims of UFC 225

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UFC Women’s Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is enjoying an impressive run with the championship. She is yet to get a new opponent even though the rumours of a potential super fight with Amanda Nunes are at an all-time high.

Cris Cyborg is looking to fight the winner of Megan Anderson vs. Holly Holm (PC: UFC.COM)

Amidst all these, Cyborg appeared as a guest on the MMA Hour this week and opened up about a string of topics. She also talked about UFC’s decision to move Alistair Overeem to the prelims of UFC 225.

In case you missed it, the fight between Overeem and Curtis Blaydes was initially advertised on the UFC 225 main card but was later moved to the prelims in favour of the Women’s Featherweight fight between Holly Holm and Megan Anderson.

Cyborg feels that Dana White is making plans for her next opponent by doing so.

“I want to fight and I think this fight Megan Anderson and Holly, they’re already making plans for me and Holly rematch. Because they just took [Alistair] Overeem off the pay-per-view, put him on the preliminaries, and they put Megan Anderson and Holly, the first fight on the PPV with Megan. And I think Dana White wants to get prepared for me and Holly to have a rematch. I’m not going to wait for Amanda from her injury, I’d like to fight who’s going to win the next fight of Holly and Megan, and then it can be the last fight on my contract with Amanda. She can take all the time she needs.” Cyborg said.

Pleased with the UFC

Cyborg also went on to add that she is pleased with how the UFC is managing the new weight class and the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.

“I was really happy about this because the one thing is, I was always fighting for my division, not for me but for the girls like them. It’s going to be, [Tuesday] is the tryouts and it makes me really happy because I really fought for this. I didn’t hear much about this from the UFC, I found out about this on different websites about there’s going to be tryouts. And I’m going to be there tomorrow. I don’t think I’m going to be coach then, but I’ll be there for the tryouts to support them. I’m happy for the division, and I think the division is going to be the goal one day. I know a lot of people don’t believe in our division, but the division has a lot of girls that are tough, they’re going to show more the 135 division. They’re going to be bigger and stronger and it’s going to be amazing for our division,” she added.

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