Former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg recently accused UFC of not offering more than a couple of fights a year. It has come after similar accusations taunted from Nate Diaz and Francis Ngannou regarding the promotion.
Cris Cyborg accuses UFC
Cyborg tweeted a reply to Francis Ngannou agreeing with the heavyweight champion’s frustrations at not receiving the supposedly stipulated three fights a year:
“I never got more than 2 fights a year in the ufc”
I never got more than 2 fights a year in the ufc
— CrisCyborg.Com (@criscyborg) July 19, 2022
It has taken place after Ngannou hit out at UFC President Dana White, saying that he hasn’t got to fight six times in the last two years prior to his injury. A few days ago, Nate Diaz slammed the UFC, saying that he hasn’t been given any opponent despite only one fight left on his contract:
“Dana said Francis Ngannou was injured and couldn’t fight right now. Idk why he was so confused in interview. And in the last 9 months I been offered 0 fights and I asked for 5 legitimate opponents. Thanks u for the kind words can I go now.”
Ngannou had honored all the fights on his existing contract with his win over Gane at UFC 270. Now, as a reigning champion, the Cameroonian can extend his contract by either three fights or one year. On the other hand, Cyborg parted ways from the UFC in 2019 and moved to Bellator, where she is the current featherweight champion.
President Dana White had lashed out at the Stockton-native as he wasn’t too pleased with Diaz’s comments on “holding him hostage,” saying:
“When isn’t Nate Diaz saying something crazy? I’ve said this a million times and I’ll say it again — we can’t hold guys hostage. It’s not possible. I owe you three fights a year. If I don’t fight you three times a year, I have to pay you. How could I hold him hostage?”