Yahoo Sports first reported last night that Cristiane Cyborg had put out tweets following Ronda Rousey’s win that indicated she was going to leave the Zuffa organization and look to fight in another promotion that had a 145 weight class. She’s basically said that she and Ronda fighting would not happen because Strikeforce no longer had a featherweight division, which was obviously incorrect as Strikeforce had a fight just last night between two women at 145.
The tweets were later deleted by Cyborg. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker clarified at the post-fight press conference saying Cyborg must have been confused. He also said that if the fight were to happen, it would be “one of the biggest fights in the history of mixed martial arts.”
Cris Cyborg @criscyborg
Do not stay sad. God knows all things. Surely at some event that will fight Have my category.
I’m waiting for my liberation from the UFC..
Luke Thomas @SBNLukeThomas
Cyborg is running her Tweets through Google Translator and publishing them verbatim. Would a Portuguese speaker kindly translate them?
17mDaniel Vaz @VazDaniel
“Guys, I’m afraid that fight is not happening. My division no longer exists. I’m waiting to be released from the UFC.”