Dana White Shuts Down Talk of Cyborg-Nunes Rematch
Cris Cyborg lost her UFC Featherweight Championship to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 last month. Since then, the talk has been rife about the two meeting again in the near future.
For her part, Amanda Nunes has said she is done with moving up to 145-pound division. In a similar vein, Cris Cyborg tweeted about not being sure what the future has in store for her. Cyborg’s deal with the UFC is nearing its end, and there won’t be any shortage of suitors for the former champion.
With Nunes throwing cold water over the anticipated rematch, UFC President Dana White has joined in the discussion, and during the UFC Brooklyn pre-fight press conference, spoke about the possibility of a rematch.
Dana White Shuts Down Rematch Talk Between Cyborg and Nunes
“There’s a reason we didn’t do it for a long time,”White said (transcript via BJPenn.com). “It’s tough enough to defend one belt let alone two. Amanda’s going to have another fight. Cris is going to have another fight. We’ll see how that all plays out.
“Listen, everybody has their opinions or what they think they want at that point in time but should they both win another fight, I think a rematch between them is huge.
“It’s a big fight, it’s an important fight. Neither one of them were crazy about the first time either but we got it done. So we’ll see how everything plays out.”