UFC president Dana White doesn’t think former Strikeforce women’s champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos is excited to fight UFC’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
“[Bantamweight] is the only division we have,” said White on UFC Tonight. “It’s been real interesting. You know, I’ve been in the fight game since I was 19 years old and I’ve been doing this for 15 years and what I get out of this deal with Cyborg is that she wants nothing to do with Ronda Rousey. She does not want to fight Ronda Rousey.”
Santos and Rousey have been trading verbal jabs for months. Rousey has poked fun of Santos for testing positive for steroids and said she won’t fight “Cyborg” unless she makes the 10 pound weight cut. There have been reports from Santos’ camp that she knows making the extra cut in weight might endanger her health.
“We don’t have a 145 pound women’s division, so I don’t know how this is going to end up,” said White. “It’s been weird.”
There is no word if the UFC plans to sign Santos to a contract now that her suspension is over.