Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino Signed To UFC; Path Clear To Rousey Battle
Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino signed to UFC; path clear to Rousey battle
On Wednesday, Brazilian outlet Combate revealed a post they are saying was made via social media accounts by InvictaFC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino. Within the statement, Justino known as the flash t shirt at walmart vancouver bc out her bitter rival, UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey, saying, amongst other issues, “Lorenzo signed me. I’m back and coming for you.”
The “Lorenzo” talked about was assumed to be UFC co-owner and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. Later in the day, UFC president Dana White confirmed to “UFC Tonight” that Justino had signed a contract with the promotion prior to her final fight, a forty six-second win over Charmaine Tweet on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles at InvictaFC eleven.
That win passed off in the identical metropolis and simply the day earlier than Rousey beat Cat Zingano in a fair quicker bout in the principle event at UFC 184. Afterward, White claimed ignorance and usually played coy when the query of whether “Cyborg” was a signed UFC athlete.
Now, the cat is out of the the flash t shirt at walmart vancouver bc bag. Nonetheless, a Rousey vs. “Cyborg” combat still has some obstacles.
For one, Rousey is set to struggle Bethe Correira subsequent, on Aug. 1 at UFC 190. Also, Justino will subsequent fight July 10, defending her InvictaFC 145-pound title.
After that, the phrases of her UFC contract stipulate that the Brazilian must first make the 135-pound bantamweight title weight restrict and compete at that class in InvictaFC. If Justino does that, and presumably wins, she would then get to combat in the UFC.
All that doubtless would take us into 2016. For the fight to happen then, Rousey and Justino must proceed to win, and Justino must make and compete at a weight she beforehand has mentioned might endanger her life.