“Cyborg”, who is widely considered to be the best female featherweight in the world, has been campaigning hard for a bout with de Randamie. But, recently the champion’s manager, Brian Butler, told MMA Fighting the following:
“Germaine and her team have talked, and the position is that she will not fight Cyborg because Cyborg is a known and proven cheater. Even after so much scrutiny has been put on Cyborg, she still managed to pop for something and will always be a person of suspicion who is trying to beat the system rather than just conforming to the rules.
“For that reason, Germaine and her team don’t believe that Cyborg should be allowed to compete in the UFC at all. If that is the only fight the UFC wants, then Germaine is willing to wait and see if the UFC will strip her belt before making her next move.”
Justino was suspended in 2011 for testing positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol. More recently, she was granted a retroactive therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for a diuretic that was prescribed to her by a physician.