Cris Cyborg signs with the UFC, still expected to headline Invicta FC 13
- The latest news in the UFC world is the signing of Cris “Cyborg” Justino to a contract with Zuffa, LLC.
The latest news in the UFC world is the signing of Cris “Cyborg” Justino to a contract with Zuffa, LLC. The news was made public when she issued a statement to Combate.com. Below is her statement translated from Portuguese.
"Your excuses for not facing me are falling almost as fast as you when I catch you in the Octagon. Stop accusing me irresponsibly [about being on] anabolic steroids. I’m clean! You know I passed various tests, many given by surprise. Let’s do Olympic testing, as Pacquiao and Mayweather, and you’ll have no excuse to hide behind. Lorenzo hired me, I’m back and I’m coming after you. After our fight, you or will retire and go make movies, or will escape to flyweight, as you ran away from me at featherweight You’ll never be the best until you face the best. Come, because it takes two to fight. Do not be afraid. The fans see me here and just talking. Have respect for them. It’s a shame you say you’ll face Gina Carano at featherweight and not me. Anyway, I’m coming for you. Make an effort instead of making excuses. You can have 99 excuses not to face me, but not being in the UFC is not one.”
Justino's debut in the UFC depends on when she'd make the cut to the 135pounds category. However, expect her next fight to be at 145 in Invicta, barring any last-minute changes.
Invicta FC's president Shannon Knapp in a recent interview, confirmed about Justino representing Invicta FC in the July 10th event, but said she was supportive of Cyborg fighting in the UFC for the dream fight with UFC women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey.Published 26 Mar 2015, 16:05 IST