For the past few weeks, UFC President Dana White has been telling the media that Cris Cyborg is afraid of fighting Amanda Nunes again because she’s afraid of losing.
Via TMZ Sports
Dana says he’s trying to sign Cris Cyborg to take a rematch with Amanda — but White claims Cyborg won’t put pen to paper … insinuating she’s scared of getting beaten up again.
“I think it’s pretty obvious why she wouldn’t want that fight. It’s a bad fight for her.”
“I think that [Cyborg] is at the point where she’s afraid to lose again. Losing again isn’t something she’s interested in.”
Cris, who is currently a free agent after he contract expired after UFC 240 was not pleased with White’s remarks and confronted him about it.
Via MMA Fighting
You know I text you for the rematch. You know this. Stop lying about it,” Cyborg said in the video she released Wednesday. “What you are saying that I don’t want to fight. You know that I want to fight and I’m not scared.”
White responded by saying that he wasn’t lying, but rather she may not have heard the entire story regarding negotiations about the potential rematch with Nunes.
“I’m not lying about it,” White said. “I don’t know if you know how it played out with management and whatever but we want to do that fight. I want to do that fight right now. We’ll get it done.”
Cyborg has been adamant that she wants to a rematch with Amanda Nunes but we’ll have to wait and see how her negotiations go with the UFC.