Former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos has requested a release from her UFC contract according to manager Tito Ortiz. The main issues between the two sides are the fighter’s inability to reach 135lbs. and the UFC’s lack of interest in multiple women’s divisions at this time. Santos was willing to meet UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at 140lbs., however Rousey – who originally called out Santos when she was a Strikeforce featherweight – was adamant about remaining at bantamweight.
Santos is hoping to fight in 2013 and could find her way to Invicta FC before long.
Video from Tito Ortiz’s appearance on Inside MMA.