Cris Cyborg will make her much anticipated UFC debut on May 14, facing Leslie Smith in a 140-pound catchweight fight in Curitiba, Brazil, and her ex-husband Evangelista Santos is confident that she will prove she’s the best female fighter on the planet.
Santos, who recently made his successful Bellator debut with a 30-second submission win over Brennan Ward, expects his ex-wife to win in dominant fashion in her hometown, but isn’t a fan of the way the UFC has treated her.
“They treat fighters like dogs to promote their events and make money,” Santos told MMA Fighting. “They only promote (Conor) McGregor, this piece of sh-t. And Ronda (Rousey) was created by the media. Cris destroys her. They should have signed Cris a long time ago. She’s the best in the world, there’s no one to beat her. She’s a warrior who never gives up, but these douchebags in the UFC spent years making fun of her. The UFC is full of douchebags. The way they treat fighters is ridiculous. I never wanted to fight in the UFC for any money. They are destroying the sport.”
The UFC opened a women’s 135-pound division in 2012, right after purchasing Strikeforce, but Cyborg had to go a different direction since the promotion didn’t intend to create a featherweight division. The Brazilian striker ended up signing with Invicta FC, and scored five straight knockout victories since.
“The UFC doesn’t want her there,” Santos said. “They put her there because fans demanded, but they don’t want her there. If they truly wanted her, they would have created her weight division. They opened a division they knew she would never be able to fight at. If they say ‘we want 100 girls for a 145-pound division’, they would get it immediately. But they don’t want ….View full article
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