Cris Cyborg is now a free agent and is close to signing with a new promotion. Yet, reflecting back on her time in the UFC, she says she has no regrets about how her time ended with the UFC and what she did in the Las Vegas-based promotion.
“Everything I did, I was always feeling in my heart. I don’t regret anything. ” Cyborg said on her YouTube channel (h/t MMA Fighting). “[The UFC] is in the past. It’s in the past since my last fight. I put it in the past in my heart, I believe I made a lot in the UFC, I believe I’m one of the girls who fought in the UFC who has more wins than losses.
“I believe all places I’ve been had something special in it. With the UFC, I wanted to be fighting in the UFC. I went through all the hard time cutting weight to make my division and they made it. Amanda is the champion, there is a division. Every moment of my life I start a project and the UFC project was to have my division. I put an effort to get down to the division, I made it, and there is a division now.” Now that she is a free agent, Cris Cyborg has been talking to various promotions like Bellator, and PFL among others and revealed she is close to signing. She expects to sign in less than 30 days.
“I believe I’ll sign my new contract in less than 30 days,” Cyborg said. “I’ll be online to tell everybody about my new place where Cyborg will be welcome. I have to thank Dana for sending me a letter two days after my win. It really helped me to negotiate.
“I’ll be back to Brazil soon, for sure. It’s part of my plan for the new contract I sign and I am very happy.” As for what promotion she is negotiating with, she wouldn’t reveal. But, she says she will get to fight more which is something she wanted to do. “When I ended my cycle with the UFC, I had two choices,” Cyborg said. “The option I chose, where I am now is the option where I see my future grow. I’ll be fighting more times a year, I won’t have any trouble, I’ll be happy. That’s what I see.”
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime