Cris Cyborg has been asking for a fight against Holly Holm at UFC 219 for the UFC female featherweight title, but says the organization is trying to underpay her.
In a tweet on Tuesday (Oct. 3), MMA’s most feared female fighter said that the UFC won’t pay her what she wants for the fight, so she says the fight has been “canceled”.
— Cris Cyborg #CyborgNation (@criscyborg) October 3, 2017
Despite the tweet, ESPN reports that the fight is still on the table.
Cyborg’s contract with the UFC is nearing its end and her team wants the fight, but not at a lesser payday than her previous fight with Tonya Evinger. So far, her manager George Prajin tells ESPN that negotiations with the UFC are ongoing, and as of press time, there has been no formal offer for a Holm fight.
Cyborg won the UFC’s 145-pound female title in July, when she knocked out Evinger in the third round at UFC 214 in July. According to the California State Athletic Commission, her disclosed purse for that fight was $200,000.
Now, she’s calling for a fight with Holm. On social media, she’s changed her name it “#UFC219 CyborgvHolm”.
Holm (11-3) shocked the world in November 2015, when she upset then-champ Ronda Rousey with a knockout victory at UFC 193. Following that win, she lost her next three fights, before earning a knockout of Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night in June.