The superfight between Ronda Rousey and Cris “Cyborg” Santos appears unlikely to come to fruition since the latter tweeted that she is awaiting her release from the Zuffa ranks since her division is no more.
Following Rousey’s victory over Sarah Kaufman on Aug. 18, “Cyborg” tweeted from her official Twitter handle at @criscyborg that “God knows all things. Surely at some event that will fight [sic] Have my category. I’m awaiting my liberation from the UFC.”
Santos seemed to be misinformed, as the 145-pound women’s division in Strikeforce, is still very much in tact. In fact, Hiroko Yamanaka and Germaine de Randamie fought in a 145-pound tilt on the Aug. 18 Strikeforce card.
According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Santos continued with her Twitter rant that she would look elsewhere for a promotion that has her 145-pound class, specifically mentioning Invicta FC in one tweet, although that post appears to have been deleted.
While Rousey versus Santos is the fight that every women’s MMA fan wants to see, Invicta’s featherweight division features legit contenders like Marloes Coenen, Julia Budd and Romy Ruyssen.
Santos’ entire record came into question after she tested positive for steroids in Jan., so getting back into action in the Invicta FC ranks, rather than jumping into deep waters against Rousey, may not be a bad move.