Cris Cyborg has been released from her UFC contract and now fans are buzzing over the possibility that the WWE might be her next step.
In an interview released on Friday, UFC President Dana White stated that he will not be making a new contract offer for the former featherweight champion.
“I’m going to release her from her contract. I will not match any offers. She is free and clear to go to Bellator or any of these other organizations and fight these easy fights that she wants. Done. Done deal,” said White.
“I will literally today have my lawyer draft a letter to her team that she is free and clear to go wherever she wants. We’re out of the Cyborg business,” he said.
Cyborg’s deal with the UFC was completed when she won her fight at UFC 240 and it would seem that she has no love left for White and his company. She has accused White of bullying and of trying to damage her brand.
Cyborg went so far as to demand an apology from White before she would consider re-signing. While White has denied Cyborg’s accusations and even said he doesn’t have a bad relationship with Cyborg, it seems like he has lost patience with her.
Cyborg has expressed an interest in the WWE before, challenging both Ronda Rousey and the current WWE RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch.
Back in May, when Lynch held both of the WWE women’s titles, Cyborg asked Paul Heyman to arrange a match between her and Lynch on Twitter.
Lynch responded to Cyborg on the radio show 106.7 The Fan, calling Cyborg a talented professional in the UFC but stressing that the WWE is a different matter all together.
“Cris Cyborg, again, another very talented professional in her field, in her field. Look, if anybody loves it, if anybody’s gonna obsess about this, if anybody’s gonna put in the work, then do it. But you can’t just come from another field and expect to be handed everything. Ronda was, but then we showed her the door quite quickly a year later,” said Lynch.