Cyborg all of a sudden seems fine with facing a 135lber...

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  1. SiEdmondson

    SiEdmondson Yellow Belt

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    theres a meme?

    I just saw someone say it in relation to "how did the UFC know she would go all khabibchenko on her" haha
     
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  2. mahavishnunj

    mahavishnunj Blue Belt

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    we need yet another shit wmma fight to 'save' a card?
     
  3. thobra

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    Looks like we do. Most high profile fighters don’t do short notice fights, but since Cyborg stepped up, they were able to save the card.

    Of course we can think of more intriguing fights than this, but this was obviously the only fighter willing to risk it..
     
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  4. GordoBarraBJJ

    GordoBarraBJJ Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    she saved the card with a short notice fightand she wanted to build the division but that does not seem to be what the ufc wants.

    Her best challenges ATM are at 135 anyhow.
     
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  6. 98bird

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    Nothing really stops these other women fighters from signing up with the UFC, other than themselves....who know that they'll get demolished in MMA. Dana "Mr. Clean" White would jump on such an interest. Look at how fast Germaine De Randamie ran....she immediately made an excuse about breaking her hand to Rogan during the post fight interview vs. Holm. That was under 1 minute after having the belt put on her.
     
  7. fractal

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    Would you buy a card to see Cyborg headline?
     
  8. thobra

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    The UFC obviously believes she is able to hold a main event by herself. She did pull one of the highest ppv Numbers of the year vs Holly, so it is quite interesting to see how she will do alone.

    I don’t watch WMMA in general, but I enjoy a good Cyborg beatdown - so Yes, I guess I am easy to please.
     
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  9. fractal

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    The one who has been calling her out. The 135 lb champ. Need more hints?
     
  10. 98bird

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  11. The ScorpioN

    The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!"

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    Exactly.

    Those 500k paychecks, a big promotional push, giving her cans for title defenses is absolutely terrible treatment.

    She should go to RIZIN with her bff, see if there are smaller Japanese grandmas for her to beat on.
     
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  12. thobra

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    Sure. I would rather see a cyborg fight than any other WMMA fight or male flw fight... but I have found Cyborg quite interesting since the Gina fight.
     
  13. 98bird

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    Plus the PPV buys. That's at least 1 point for a headlining, Title fight. The PPV buys vs. Holm was 340k-380k. Even if it only reaches 250k, that can be $250k more in her pocket. What if it's a 1.5 or even 2pt bonus. Talk about easy money to beat the hell out of some Invicta chick.
     
  14. blaseblah

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    The UFC decided this was the best matchup they could make to save the card and Cyborg accepted. Don't blame this on her. She's doing the UFC a favor and playing nice.

    It's not about pleasing us it's about numbers. Cyborg had the third biggest ppv of 2017 and the UFC are betting she brings more eyes than Edgar v. Ortega, which is a fairly safe bet.
     
  15. 98bird

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    Dipshit, did you ever think that it was Nunes who didn't want to fight her that early at UFC 222 on March 3rd? And this Yana Kunitskaya was the only one who dared?

    Cyborg even said that she still wants to fight Nunes in July at UFC 226.

    “Guys, Max Holloway got hurt and UFC 222 was in need of help. I am just doing my job. I'm always training… why not? See at UFC 222. I did this for the team,” she wrote in an Instagram story.

    “Amanda, don't worry, you have girls coming for you, like Cat Zingano and Ketlen Vieira, and our fight is still on the table for July.”

    https://sports.yahoo.com/cris-cyborg-indicates-amanda-nunes-fight-still-tap-214854413--mma.html
     
  16. Turtlejuice

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    All of a sudden? That's been her M.O for years.
     
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    What happened with Nunes?
     
  18. 98bird

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    she had a muff diving accident.
     
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    So the UFC isn't treating her badly as the post I responded to alleged?

    Glad we agree.
     
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    The 145lb weight limit stops many women.
     

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