UFC boss hoping to close deals with Carano, Holm – won't say 'never' on 'Cyborg'
On Wednesday’s new edition of “UFC Tonight,” UFC President Dana White said Gina Carano (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Holly Holm (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) are both current targets and that each of them will likely appear in the UFC very soon.
“Holly Holm and Gina Carano are all a matter of getting a deal done,” White said.And as for the third name – the woman White infamously said looks like “Wanderlei Silva in a dress” – the UFC boss said he won’t completely rule out an eventual octagon appearance for former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion Cristiano “Cyborg” Justino (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), even if he isn’t especially optimistic right now.
“We know all the issues we’ve had with ‘Cyborg,’ from the steroid stuff to the managers to we don’t even have that weight class, so I don’t even know when she would get into the UFC,” White said. “I used to say never. I don’t say never anymore.”