White: UFC 'done' with Cris 'Cyborg' Santos

by Jef Cain | source: mmaweekly.com
 

UFC president Dana White confirmed Santos’ release when talking with the media following the UFC on Fuel TV 7 pre-fight press conference on Wednesday.

Asked if Santos is done with the company, White responded, “Yeah.”

“I’m telling you right now, she wants nothing to do with this fight with Ronda (Rousey),” he immediately continued. “This is the biggest show in the world.  We’re working with her to get her a deal or whatever.  When you send a letter from your lawyer and your doctor saying I will die if I try to make 135 (pounds), it’s just the goofiest thing. I’ve never seen anything like it in the fight business.

“Okay, so you don’t want to make 135, but you want to talk about fighting Ronda. First of all, you tested positive for steroids and got stripped of your title. And you’re trying to talk about how Ronda doesn’t want to fight you, but she’s the champion at 135. If Ronda goes and does the fight at 140 and does the fight at 140, it’s not even for a title. The fight just makes no sense.”

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kinson site profile image  

2/15/13 7:43 PM by kinson

Sounds good to me. Cyborg had no right to ronda if she wasnt able to me weight. Good riddens.

MisterFixit site profile image  

2/15/13 7:39 PM by MisterFixit

He/she had no business in WMMA. Better suited for the mens division.

Thacommish site profile image  

2/15/13 6:14 PM by Thacommish

was this supposed to convince me of how deep and awesome that division was? naming 2 bantamweight fighters and a girl that hasnt fought for years?

GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

2/15/13 5:51 PM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

Because after she nearly killed Finney in the cage not too many girls were lining up to fight her. Coenen fought her and then went to BWGina left for Hollywood

JerodR site profile image  

2/15/13 5:44 PM by JerodR

As apposed to the paper thin division Cyborg was queen of before her belt got taken away...

GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

2/15/13 5:22 PM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

At a weight she told everyone she couldn't make. Dana isn't gonna make the fight the fans want to see, Ronda is now safe in her paper thin division with her make believe belt.

MisterFixit site profile image  

2/15/13 5:15 PM by MisterFixit

If the dude doesnt want to fight at 135 then good riddance.

Forrest Spliffn site profile image  

2/15/13 5:11 PM by Forrest Spliffn

Oh shit nigga.... Worldstar nigga worldstar !

subwrassler site profile image  

2/15/13 5:00 PM by subwrassler

funny how some of you say rr is being protected from cyboy.she was more than welcome to compete in the UFC.

Thacommish site profile image  

2/15/13 4:58 PM by Thacommish

"unifying the belts and bring in all 145's" all 145's? come on... theres like 2 of them the rest are 135ers that had to bulk up to 145 because of a lack of depth. I guess that sounds better though, saying bring in all the 145's rather than admit you want to restructure established weight classes just to accommodate a single woman.