Coker: Budd vs Cyborg next

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  1. MMALOPEZ

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    If Bellator president Scott Coker gets his way, Cyborg’s promotional debut will be a title shot against current featherweight champ Julia Budd, who’s defended her belt three times.

    “(Cyborg) definitely deserves it,” Coker told MMA Junkie.

    The promoter clarified he hasn’t hammered out specific plans with Cyborg (21-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) or Budd (13-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA), who most recently fought in July. He plans to meet with the former UFC champ this weekend when Bellator 226 takes place in San Jose, Calif.

    After Cyborg’s release from the UFC, Coker’s priority is to keep her active.

    “She was fighting once a year,” he said. “That’s what she’s complaining about. We can definitely put her into the cage, I want to say, two or three times a year.”

    Coker added Cyborg’s contract also allows her the opportunity to box professionally, increasing her chances to earn steady paydays.

    “MMA is going to be her first commitment, but if she wants to box, I’m all about it,” Coker said. “But we’re going to be a part of it. You might see her boxing on DAZN a couple times a year or once a year.”

    In a video announcing her new contract, Cyborg said Bellator has “a lot of girls at 145 pounds” and added she wants to be the first female fighter to hold four different titles in the same division.

    Coker said Bellator has at least four potential opponents for Cyborg. He said contract negotiations are currently underway with Cat Zingano, who was released by the UFC after a move to the featherweight division.
     
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    Cyborg's two fights in Bellator are Julia Budd and then Arlene Blencowe. After that ?
     
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    I'd rather see Julia fight Gabi on a Rizn/ Bell Co Pro.
     
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    ^ why? Gabi is just awful.
     
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    teah shes awful with the standup, probably to watch her destroy gabi who is much bigger.
     
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    No one cares about this shit show but Coker and a few fan boys who know nothing about abitlity…...Who cares? This is the only fight Cyborg has in the promotion unless they bring in more Instagram hooter models with no experience! One fight does not make a division...………..stupid waste of money! Should have been spent elsewhere. But Coker loves he "friends" if your a Coker Friend you get paid in Bellator..if not you struggle even if your UFC material!
     
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    Cyborg has two fights in Bellator right now, Julia Budd and Arlene Blencowe.
     
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    I just know they are going to sign that pretty girl from Brazil that was an attempted sacrifice to Gabi.. they gonna try to sacrifice her for Cyborg.

    Barbara Nepomuceno

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    Would have to be at catch weight.

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    dang!
     
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    This fight makes the most sense unless they want to set her up a soft pitch for promotional footage. Budd vs Cyborg, then if they sign Cat I’d say Zingano vs Blencowe for the next shot.
     
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    Prior to her release, Zingano said she was moving back down to 135. I doubt she'll take a 145lbs title shot against a free to juice Borg, that'll end her career for good.

    Arlene Blencowe is a Bantamweight fighting at Featherweight because she has no other option. She'd get crushed by The Borg too. There is no one but Julia Budd for Cyborg.
     
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    Quite possibly the juiciest fight in WMMA
     
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    Who else remembers when Ronda destroyed Budd in under 40 seconds in Ronda's 4th career fight having not even been a pro for even a year?

    LOL 170lb Cyroid's career resume will always be trash.
     
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    So if the division is thin wouldnt getting the #2 be the smart thing to do?
     
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    I hope Cyborg stays active and/or stops talking crap on social media.
     

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