Following comments from Germaine de Randamie’s manager, whereby he reported the 145 champ refuses to fight Cris “Cyborg’ Justino, the latter’s fired back.
De Randamie’s manager, Brian Butler, recently said that the Dutch fighter isn’t interested in fighting Justino, since she’s a “proven cheater”. Well, it didn’t take long for “Cyborg” to respond, as she sent a statement to MMA Fighting.
Here is some of what the Brazilian star had to say:
I was the first athlete to do over a year of testing with USADA BEFORE officially fighting in the UFC.
USADA granted me a Therapeutic usage after a 60 day investigation with compliance from myself and both their doctors and my own.
Who is GDR? She struggled to make 200k PPV buys with Holly Holm and Anderson Silvia fighting!! Megan Anderson is twice as popular as her and doesn’t have losses against Julia Budd and Amanda Nunes.
GDR is an example of why rankings need to be independently established and respected. She won the belt fighting someone who has now lost 3 in a row and was ranked #10 at 135lbs. I don’t see how someone ranked #10 at 135lbs is getting a title shot. Someone with back to back losses should never be fighting for the belt either. I’m world champion. GDR is UFC champion….
“Cyborg” also relayed in the aforementioned article that her manager’s been told by the UFC they plan to have her fight at UFC 214, July 29th.