An ex UFC fighter and old opponent of Dana White’s, Cris “Cyborg” Justino states she thinks the idea of holding UFC occasions on Battle Island is incorrect.
Present Bellator women’s featherweight champ Cris “Cyborg” Justino never ever saw eye-to-eye much with her former boss, UFC president Dana White, and this goes still for the UFC head honcho’s “Fight Island” idea.
As the UFC combated and still battles, to host occasions throughout the global coronavirus pandemic, White provided an interview where he declared he was purchasing an island to host a lot of international battles.
While a number of occasions, such as UFC 249 on April 18, did wind up getting delayed, the UFC is apparently searching for a big return event on Might 9 at a area to be figured out. Battle Island might not be on the table for such a card, however White apparently prepares for it to still be a thing.
Numerous have actually slammed the UFC for its push to hold cards throughout this time and for the idea of Battle Island. Amongst those is Justino, who defended the UFC in between 2016 and 2019 and held the UFC women’s featherweight championship for a year-and-a-half
“You know everybody has to be quarantined, it’s the rules for everyone,” Justino informed No-Sports Report “You understand a lot of people do not wish to behome A lot of people are having a hard time now and I believe he personally ought to do something than simply think of himself and boxing and Mixed Martial Arts battles. I do not understand, however they, you understand, I believe it’s much better to wait like everybody else and to be appreciating, you understand, appreciate everybody due to the fact that although the fighters need to be together for training.
If you state, ‘Okay, I’ m gon na make an event now,’ do you believe if you didn’t state, ‘Okay, Cris, you’ re gon na have a battle,’ I’m gon na need to make my team … you understand, I need to put my team together. We are going to be together, training. And after that you put the threat of the family around you. You understand, I believe you needed to have and wait regard for the procedure. Be patient”
Justino and White have actually had a what might be at-best controversial relationship for many years. Prior to Justino’s days in the UFC, White when described her throughout a interview as “Wanderlei Silva in a dress and heels.”
Following Justino’s championship loss to Amanda Nunes, her first because her 2005 pro debut, the 2 sides quarrelled with one another over a possible rematch and brand-new agreement. White’s claims were that Justino might not have actually desired a rematch, while Justino declared the UFC didn’t wish to offer a rematch unless she signed a brand-new offer.
After Justino’s win over Felicia Spencer at UFC 240 and a video debate, White let the UFC’s special negotiating duration with Justino be ditched, permitting her to be a totally free representative reliable right away.
Next: 15 of the very best female fighters of all-time