Cris Cyborg is not on the UFC’s active roster, but that could change in the future. For now, though, the former Strikeforce champion is on the outside looking in, according to UFC president Dana White.
“(Expletive’s) rolling here, and Cyborg’s not a part of it,” said White, during a recent media scrum following UFC 157 (thanks to MMAjunkie.com for the quotes). “She had the opportunity to sign with the UFC. She chose not to.”
Ronda Rousey, the UFC bantamweight champion, defeated Liz Carmouche this past weekend. Many felt Rousey-Cyborg would be the first UFC female fight, but the two sides could not agree to a weight-limit for the contest. Cyborg has since agreed to compete in Invicta Fighting Championships.
“(Rousey’s) the champ,” White said. “If Ronda comes one day and says, ‘I’ve cleaned out this division, I feel like I’ve fought everybody, I’ll move up to 140 and fight (Cyborg).’ If Cyborg’s still fighting at that time, we’ll see what happens.”