Cris Cyborg explains why she doesn’t want Nunes fight, says Pam Sorenson is next in line if Anderson is unavailable

UFC featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg, has revealed that she is not interested in a superfight against bantamweight champ, Amanda Nunes.

Cyborg wants to see the UFC develop an actual featherweight division.

This past Thursday, UFC president, Dana White, told the press that Cyborg vs. Nunes is the only fight which makes sense, and insisted that is the fight he will book. However, Cyborg disagrees and has had enough of fighting women from the 135-pound division. She wants to see the UFC establish a true women’s featherweight division and believes Nunes needs to defeat a featherweight contender before fighting for the belt. She feels as though Pam Sorenson is next in line, if Megan Anderson is still unavailable.

As a world champion it is important that you face the #1 contender. That is what makes it sport and not entertainment, otherwise what are the girls fighting at 145lbs training to work towards if they know they will never be given a title shot even if they become the best in the world?  I have  a responsibility to the sport to ensure that when I retire the 145lbs division continues to exist, and it is because of that I want my next fight to be against a contender from the featherweight division that has fought at 145lbs within the last year.” Cyborg said.

If Megan Anderson is not ready to fight, then the next available contender Pam Sorenson deserves the opportunity.  I can continue giving fans superfights, however in order for this division to grow it is my responsibility to respect the work of all the women fighting at 145lbs and give the top girls a chance at the title once they have earned it. If Amanda Nunes truly wants an opportunity at the 145lbs belt, a win against any ranked contender in that division would help establish her back in a weight class she left before fighting me.” she continued.

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Fight fans, do you agree with Cyborg? Let us know in the comments section below.



  1. Cristiane Cyborg Justino vs Amanda Nunes maybe exciting to some, but to me, I am not even remotely interested in seeing them two fight. So I will be one MMA that definitely will not be watching Cristiane Cyborg Justino vs Amanda Nunes fight.

    1. You care because you replied, so I mean really. Anyway, not a fight that is exciting to me and I will not be watching.

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