Julianna Peña Makes Last-Ditch Call For Amanda Nunes Trilogy

Julianna Peña is still making a push for a trilogy fight with Amanda Nunes. Peña was able to do the unthinkable in defeating Nunes at UFC 269 by scoring a submission win over the champ-champ to capture the bantamweight strap. Immediately the two were b…

Julianna Peña is still making a push for a trilogy fight with Amanda Nunes. Peña was able to do the unthinkable in defeating Nunes at UFC 269 by scoring a submission win over the champ-champ to capture the bantamweight strap. Immediately the two were booked for a season of coaching TUF, which led to a…

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Cris Cyborg Speaks On Footage Of Dana White Slapping His Wife

Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg recently shared her thoughts on UFC President Dana White hitting his wife on New Year’s Eve. Cyborg joined the UFC in 2016 and became UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion at UFC 214 in…

Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg recently shared her thoughts on UFC President Dana White hitting his wife on New Year’s Eve. Cyborg joined the UFC in 2016 and became UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion at UFC 214 in July 2017. The Brazilian MMA legend moved over to Bellator following her UFC 240 win over Felicia…

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Cris Cyborg condemns Dana White for slapping his wife: “Aggressively and pull her into his personal space.”

Cris Cyborg Dana WhiteCombat sports veteran and women’s MMA all-time great Cris Cyborg has joined a chorus of other fighters condemning Dana White’s recent actions. The UFC president Dana White was caught on video on New Year’s Eve striking his wife, Anne. Some Twitter users have attempted to reason with the situation trying to say that Anne struck […]

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Combat sports veteran and women’s MMA all-time great Cris Cyborg has joined a chorus of other fighters condemning Dana White’s recent actions.

The UFC president Dana White was caught on video on New Year’s Eve striking his wife, Anne.

Some Twitter users have attempted to reason with the situation trying to say that Anne struck him first. MMA fighter Cris Cyborg responded with conviction, she said:

“I watched the video and saw a larger man grab his wife by the arm aggressively and pull her into his personal space. That was the fist physical aggression in the video.”

Cris Cyborg and other fighters on Dana White

Cris Cyborg is an all-time great MMA fighter who has held world titles in the UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, and Invicta. The Brazilian fighter is a trailblazer making her professional debut in 2005. Cris has also earned impressive records having competed in professional boxing, Muay Thai, and submission grappling. She is not the first fighter to comment on the situation with Dana White and his wife.

Bellator fighter Corey Anderson Tweeted:

“No way this [is] the first time he’s hit her or her hitting him.They both reacted with zero hesitation as if they’ve done it before.”

UFC middleweight Derek Brunson said:

“If I post my meme I’m getting fired??? start me a gofundme and I’ll do it.”

Former UFC fighter Kevin Lee added:

“This is why you shouldn’t drink alcohol..”

In 2018, former UFC champion Frank Shamrock said:

“I am so sorry for ur abuse. Btw [Dana White] doesn’t care. I watched him beat up a woman and then celebrate. He is racist, [liar], a bully and generally a bad person.”

Dana White has attempted to rectify the situation. In a statement, the UFC president said:

“My wife and I love each other, we’ve been together for a very long time. We’ve known each other since we were very little, and this is just one of those unfortunate situations.”

Cris Cyborg unsure on potential UFC return, open to Amanda Nunes rematch: ‘Let’s see what happens’

Cris Cyborg UFCFormer undisputed UFC featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg maintains she is unsure of a potential return to the Dana White-led organization amid their frosty relationship, however, would have to weigh up a potential comeback if a rematch with compatriot, Amanda Nunes surfaced.  Cyborg, the current undisputed Bellator MMA featherweight champion, last featured in the main event […]

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Former undisputed UFC featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg maintains she is unsure of a potential return to the Dana White-led organization amid their frosty relationship, however, would have to weigh up a potential comeback if a rematch with compatriot, Amanda Nunes surfaced. 

Cyborg, the current undisputed Bellator MMA featherweight champion, last featured in the main event of Bellator 279 back in April of this year in Hawaii, defeating two-time foe, Arlene Blencowe in a unanimous decision triumph.

The outing marked Cyborg’s final contracted bout under the banner of the Scott Coker-led promotion, before the Brazilian took a pair of boxing matches before the close of this year.

During her time under the UFC banner, Cyborg, a former Invicta FC, and Strikeforce featherweight gold holder to boot, managed to amass a 5-1 promotional record – including victories in three championship bouts.

Matching with then-bantamweight best, Nunes back in 2018, Cyborg saw her stunning 13-year undefeated run come to a crashing halt courtesy of a first round knockout, with the former minting herself as a two-weight champion with a 51-second finish. 

Cris Cyborg admits she may miss out on a second fight with compatriot, Amanda Nunes

In the time since, Cyborg has been linked with a potential return to the UFC in pursuit of avenging her loss to Nunes, however, admitted her frosty relationship with the promotion and White would force her to consider a return.

“I don’t feel like I wanna go back to the UFC, because I don’t have the best relationship over there,” Cris Cyborg told Middleeasy during an interview. “I think the pay for the fighters is very different. Some fighters, they’re happy there, but for me, it was a really known good, great thing for my brand. I don’t know, I still feel like I’m really happy where I’m at now.”

“I would lose out on the rematch (with Amanda Nunes), but then the opportunity supposed to happen in the rematch they (the UFC) didn’t give me,” Cris Cyborg explained. “Even (Nunes), she said I have to wait two years. Maybe if this fight happens in the future, I’m gonna be there fighting and it can happen. I always leave in God’s hands and if it happens, I’m gonna be ready for sure. I’ll improve my game and learning and they’re gonna be great fight. So, let’s see what’s gonna happen in the future.”

Cris Cyborg Provides Update On Her Next Title Defense

Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg picked up her second professional boxing win earlier this month. Cyborg defeated Gabrielle Holloway via unanimous decision. Now, the MMA legend is looking ahead to 2023 with her eyes on both box…

Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg picked up her second professional boxing win earlier this month. Cyborg defeated Gabrielle Holloway via unanimous decision. Now, the MMA legend is looking ahead to 2023 with her eyes on both boxing and defending her Bellator title. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has not fought in Bellator since her…

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Cris Cyborg drops Gabrielle Holloway in professional boxing debut, scores unanimous decision win

Cris CyborgMaking a successful transition to professional boxing last weekend on the undercard of welterweight champion, Terence Crawford’s return to the ring, current undisputed Bellator MMA featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg turned in a unanimous decision win over Gabrielle Holloway in her first professional outing in the sport. Cyborg, a former Strikeforce, Invicta FC, and UFC featherweight […]

Cris Cyborg

Making a successful transition to professional boxing last weekend on the undercard of welterweight champion, Terence Crawford’s return to the ring, current undisputed Bellator MMA featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg turned in a unanimous decision win over Gabrielle Holloway in her first professional outing in the sport.

Cyborg, a former Strikeforce, Invicta FC, and UFC featherweight champion, made a boxing outing earlier this year in a return to her native Brazil, defeating Simone Aparecida da Silva back in September in a unanimous decision victory.

Co-headlining beneath the aforenoted, Crawford’s knockout win over David Avanesyan in Omaha, Cris Cyborg managed to score a first professional win in the squared circle, defeating the aforementioned, Holloway in a unanimous decision (40-35, 39-36, 40-34) over the course of the dfour round limit.

Dropping 12-fight professional mixed martial arts veteran, Holloway in the third round, Cris Cyborg was unable to force the issue in the fourth and final round – however, managed to secure a unanimous decision triumph nonetheless

Yet to be booked since successfully defending her Bellator featherweight championship in a rematch against Arlene Blencowe back in April of this year, Cyborg has since become a free agent and is eligible to field offers from other promotions, however, is expected to re-up with the Scott Coker-led organization. 

Cris Cyborg linked to potential fight with Irish star, Katie Taylor

Linked with a potential future boxing match against world champion, the undefeated Wicklow native, Katie Taylor in the future – Cyborg is recognised as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, having clinched championships in each of the four promotion’s she competed in during her time on United States soil. 

A quadruple crown champion, Cyborg has landed notable professional victories over the likes of Shayna Baszler, Gina Carano, Marloes Coenen, Leslie Smith, Lina Lansberg, Tonya Evinger, Holly Holm, Yana Kunitskaya, Julia Budd, and Sinead Kavanagh to name a few.