UFC newcomer, Felicia Spencer put her name near the top of the featherweight rankings when she beat Megan Anderson at UFC Rochester. With the division not having many fighters, a logical fight that makes sense next is to take on Cris Cyborg. The former champion even called out the undefeated fighter after her win.
Why does Cyborg want to fight in Canada, and why does she want to fight Felicia Spencer. Well, it is a simple reason.
“You know I haven’t fought, one fight in 16 months,” Cyborg said on MMA Junkie Radio. “And they make me wait nine months for Amanda, and then when they pass over that fight, five months, and then too long to fight for me.”
Why Edmonton in July makes sense is the fact that the former champion has just one fight left on her contract, and if she ends on a win and shows she is the top contender it could force the UFC’s hand. Add all those factors together, and a fight in July for Cyborg makes all the sense in the world.
“When she’s calling me out I said cool, let’s fight,” she said. “I already have asked for fights two months after Amanda fight just to be ready and be prepared. Of course I’d like to fight in Anaheim, but I have one fight left and the Anaheim date … I’m going to be a free agent after that.”
Ultimately, Cris Cyborg is just looking to get back into the win column after he stunning knockout loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232. Since the loss, many thought the former champ would get an immediate rematch given she did dominate the competition before Nunes. But, now, she is focused on fighting in July and most likely against Felicia Spencer if all goes according to the plan.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime