Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes Agree to Fight But Can’t Agree on Date
A highly anticipated super fight between UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes appears closer to reality than ever before except for one minor problem.
Cyborg and Nunes can’t seem to agree on a date for the fight.
Rumors surfaced earlier this week that the UFC was working on a showdown between the two champions after originally teasing the fight earlier this year.
Cyborg then took to Twitter to call out Nunes to sign a bout agreement to face her at UFC 228 in Dallas, Tex. on Sept. 8 — a card that still needs a main event and sits just two months away.
— CyborgVNunes #ufc228 (@criscyborg) July 11, 2018
In response, Nunes fired back at Cyborg showing off a copy of a signed bout agreement and adding that she is more than ready to face her — at UFC 232 taking place on Dec. 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) July 12, 2018
Of course that didn’t sit too well with Cyborg, who argued against the idea of sitting out for several more months to face Nunes when she last competed in March. Both fighters are coming off of dominant wins with Cyborg defeating Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 and Nunes thumping Raquel Pennington at UFC 224 in May.
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. https://t.co/sHHjqQdIRB
— CyborgVNunes #ufc228 (@criscyborg) July 12, 2018
Sources have said that the UFC is definitely targeting this matchup to happen but the date remains the major obstacle in getting a deal done with Cyborg hoping to fight sooner rather than later.
As of now, no deal has been secured but it’s clear the UFC is interested in making Cyborg vs. Nunes a reality if they can get everybody on the same page for the date and location of the super fight.