Amanda Nunes Opens Up On Turning Down Cris Cyborg Fight

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg have been negotiating for a super fight for quite some time. However, it would appear that negotiations have once again fallen through.

Nunes and Cyborg were once targeting a fight for UFC 224 in the fighters’ native country of Brazil. However, the fight never came to fruition.

Most recently, Nunes offered Cyborg a fight for this Dec. However, it would appear things have once again fallen through. Amanda Nunes first hit the internet with a fight offer for Cyborg, saying she wanted to fight Dec. 29.

“Waiting on you. @criscyborg #ufc232 December 29”

Cyborg, however, revealed that she wanted to fight sooner than Dec.

“I agreed for second time , fight Amanda Nunes September 8 #UFCdallas #UFC228 my last fight was 4 months ago. I’m ready to fight.”

Cyborg later doubled down on her statement.

“Since @Amanda_Leoa wants me to sit 10 months without fighting… any Featherweights willing to fight #ufc228? Nunes last fight only sold 85k ppv ….I’m not counting on much help from her to reach that $2.50 ppv bonus.”

Now Cyborg has revealed that she has no interest in a Dec. fight.

“I am ready, able, and willing to fight ANY opponent now. I am willing to fight Amanda Nunes on the September 8 date that was discussed. I am not willing to wait until December for a bout.”

Speaking on ESPN’s Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Amanda Nunes revealed that she has been offered a fight by the UFC against Amanda Nunes for Sept. However, Nunes has since declined the fight offer.

Nunes claims that she is currently injured and that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) should need more time to promote a champion vs. champion super fight.

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