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Cyborg Unleashes Extraordinary Rant As The UFC Officially Unveils New Women's Division

Cyborg Unleashes Extraordinary Rant As The UFC Officially Unveils New Women's Division
By Gavan Casey Updated

Overnight, UFC president Dana White officially announced a women's featherweight (145lb) division, which will in all likelihood solve the issue which saw Cris Cyborg forced to cut weight to 140lbs at UFC Fight Night 95.

The 31-year-old Brazilian juggernaut has been caught in no man's land in relation to her weight since joining the organisation - too large for bantamweight, too small for lightweight, and feverishly demanding solutions.

She now has one but, in an unexpected wholly expected twist, will not partake in the first ever women's featherweight title clash, which will instead be contested by former bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie.

Cyborg was initially offered the title fight with both women, but won't be fit again to fight until March following her year-ending cut to 140.

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She was initially impressed by the UFC's division, explaining to MMA Fighting:

I’m happy the UFC created my division. It’s been 11 years I’m fighting for women to have the same rights as men with several divisions.

But earlier this morning, the Invicta FC featherweight champion took to Twitter to lambaste the organisation for their choice of match-up, and for not waiting until March when she could fight to officially host the division's first title fight.

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She unleashed the following extraordinary but also strikingly pertinent rant, in which she claimed Dana White didn't like her, and threatened to leave the UFC altogether:

Venues, television bookings and otherwise may well have played a role in the UFC's decision to hold the maiden title clash a couple of weeks earlier than when Cyborg might have been fit and ready, but so too do the above tweets; this rant from Cyborg promotes the contest more so than any promo video, and also spurs her on to promote her own inevitable title fight next year with more fervour.

Such are the joys of having one umbrella organisation running the show - the flipside to boxing's alphabet title shit-show, which the UFC has always strived to better.

SEE ALSO: Aldo Claims Date Set For UFC Featherweight Unification Fight, Holloway Completely Unaware

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