While making the media rounds for this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 95 event in Brasilia, Brazil, UFC President Dana White spoke about what the future holds for Invicta FC Featherweight Champion and rising UFC contender Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino inside the world-famous Octagon.
“Cyborg is a huge star in the sport of mixed martial arts and in women’s MMA,” said White during an interview this week with GLOBO. “She mows people over very quickly and very violently. People are waiting to see her get challenged, and we’re trying to challenge her. I think that when you talk about a headliner, somebody as big and as dominant and as scary as Cyborg is — she is a definite headliner — and obviously she is Brazilian, and she’s a big star down there. She’s a big star all over the world.”
Regarding specific matches, White claims the dream match would still be Cyborg vs. Ronda Rousey, but also mentioned former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champions Miesha Tate and Holly Holm, as well as current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes as potential opponents down the line.
“The dream fight for Cyborg is obviously the Ronda Rousey fight, but there’s other big names out there,” said the UFC President. “Miesha Tate, Holly Holm and possibly — and I know Brazilians don’t like seeing Brazilians fight — but possibly Amanda Nunes.”
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino battles Lina Lansberg in the main event of this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 95 event from Brasilia, Brazil. The show airs live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) in North America.