Women’s UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and former bantamweight title holder Holly Holm have faced off inside the octagon once before, leading to a successful title defense from Cyborg. Now the featherweight champion has come forward with a criticism concerning her former opponent.
Cyborg has been campaigning a fight against former Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson for some time now. The two were initially set to throw down at UFC 214, but Anderson was forced to pull out of the fight due to “personal reasons.”
While Cyborg has been campaigning for the fight to be rebooked, Anderson is now set to face Holly Holm at UFC 225. The live pay-per-view event will take place June 9 inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Speaking to FanSided, Cris Cyborg offered her thoughts on Anderson being booked against a fighter that has suffered four losses in her last five bouts.
“I’m not surprised. I said this was going to happen months ago. It’s how the UFC works, no. 1 contender is going to fight someone I already beat.”
“The UFC knows Holly needs a couple wins so we can rematch. Right now her record is terrible. She’s in the negative.”
“The fight with Megan will be great. Megan’s a big girl and she will do her best in her first UFC fight. I’m excited it will be the first 145-pound fight without a belt.”