What options remain for UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg?

Cris Cyborg Speaks Out On UFC Exit, Has Words For Dana White

Cris Cyborg has released a statement on her UFC departure.

During a recent interview with Laura Sanko, UFC president Dana White said that Cyborg’s time with the promotion is over. White made it clear that the UFC will not match any offers made to Cyborg from other promotions. Bellator president Scott Coker has already expressed interest in signing Cyborg.

Cris Cyborg took to her Instagram account to discuss the end of her UFC run (via MMAFighting.com).

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Estou muito feliz Deus é fiel , finalizei a ERA #UFC fiz minha última luta, isso quer dizer que ninguém me liberou 😅! Juntos tivemos a ERA #eliteXc , ERA #Strikeforce , ERA #InvictaFC e Era #UFC, todas foram de sucesso! Estaremos começando uma nova #ERA em breve novidades ansiosa para saber aonde vai ser a nossa próxima ERA! A Nação Cyborg já era Gigante antes da da ERA UFC mesmo tentando nos deletar, imagina agora que estaremos em um barco que a Nação Cyborg vai ser bem-vindo. “ Vai ser só alegria “ ! 🚨 galera não deixem de seguir meu canal do YouTube vai ter em breve novidades. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I'm very happy God is faithful, I finished ERA #UFC I did my last fight, that means no one released me 😅! Together we had ERA #eliteXc, ERA #Strikeforce, ERA #InvictaFC and ERA #UFC, all were successful! We will be starting a new #ERA soon news I’m excited to know where will be our next ERA! The Cyborg Nation was already Giant before the ERA UFC even trying to delete us, imagine now that we will be in a boat that the Cyborg Nation will be welcome. “It will be just joy”! 🚨 guys be sure to follow my YouTube channel will soon have news. #CYBORGNATION #NEWERA

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“Dana didn’t want to give me the rematch, only a six-fight contract, and the UFC unfortunately doesn’t have girls in my division,” Cyborg wrote in Portuguese. “I’d die in the UFC without fighting, and still being defamed, so the best option would be see other promotions that have my division, where I could fight more often. Who knows, maybe one day Amanda and I will rematch. No one knows what tomorrow might bring, God’s the one who makes my plans.”

A fan dropped a comment on the post saying, “Dana who?” Cyborg went on to compare White to “a man with [a] dark soul.”

Ultimately, Cyborg believes she will end up signing with a promotion that values and respects her.

“I’m going to a place people knows about the word respect,” Cyborg wrote in English. “Uncle Dana don’t want give the rematch .. I can’t be stuck [with a promotion that] don’t have my division.. I can’t be fighting 1 time per year.. and the boss try damage my brand. I’m fighter and human [being] too.”

Cyborg’s last UFC bout was in late July. She defeated Felicia Spencer via unanimous decision in the co-main event of UFC 240.