Cris Cyborg leaving the UFC with ‘no regrets’

Cris Cyborg, 34, recently published on her YouTube channel an interview with Globo Esporte, reflecting on her recent departure from the UFC.

“I am happy,” said Cyborg, as transcribed by Nolan King for MMA Junkie. “Everything I did was always feeling my heart. I don’t regret anything I have done. … I believe the guarantee of the future is what you do in the present, everyday, and my actions were always to do good things. So I know if I do good things, I’ll have good things back. I don’t worry about that.”

“I passed by many cycles. Many projects. In a cycle there is always a beginning, middle, and an end. Like Invicta had an end. Bellator… No, no Bellator yet. The UFC had a beginning, middle, end. Strikeforce. I am starting a new cycle. I am happy, anxious, looking forward to start.”

“Amanda is the champion, there is a division. Every moment of my life, I start a project. And the UFC project was to have my division. I put an effort to get down to the division. I made it and there is a division now. Who knows? Maybe if we meet in another place. For sure I want the rematch. It’s a cool fight. But if it doesn’t happen now, I believe in God’s time. Amanda knows it’s not for her.”

“When Dana White realizes he’s not having Amanda Nunes vs. Cris Cyborg, he’ll feel a little loser because he is a promoter. And what does a promoter want? To promote the best fights. But then something personal happened and with that come the mistakes.”

“I’ll be online to tell everybody about my new place. It’s a secret. Almost there. Almost there.”