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Germaine de Randamie refuses to fight Cyborg

De Randamie says Cris is a “known cheater”

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Top UFC Featherweight draw, Cris Cyborg just can’t seem to catch a break this week, after an incident between Angela Magana and herself resulted in Cyborg being cited for a misdemeanor, it now appears that she is still no closer to signing a fight at UFC 214 in July.

Cyborg was expected to fight current UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Germaine de Randamie at the Pay Per View event which also features a highly anticipated rematch between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and reigning champion Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier, however, the fight has yet to be signed and now it appears it won’t be.

In an interview with de Randamie’s manager Brian Butler states that his fighter is just not interested in fighting Cris. Butler is quoted as saying “Germaine’s position is that she will not fight Cyborg because she is a known and proven cheater” he further goes on to say “Germaine and her team don’t believe that Cyborg should be allowed to compete in the UFC at all, Germaine is willing to wait and see if the UFC will strip her of the belt before making her next move.”


Cyborg tested positive for stanozolol in 2011 whilst fighting for the now defunct Strikeforce, her win over Hiroko Yamanaka was subsequently overturned to a no-contest and she was suspended for 12 months.

She was then flagged again by USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) this past December for Spironolactone, a diuretic she was prescribed by her doctor, this potential violation has since been cleared up after a thorough investigation where she was granted a TUE (therapeutic use exemption).

Cyborg recently appeared on Brendan Schaub’s ‘Big Brown Breakdown’ to explain her treatment at the hands of the UFC, she states that she feels she is being mistreated and all she wants to do is fight and make money.

Other fighters in the line-up to face Cyborg include Cat Zigano and there has also been mention of Australian standout Megan Anderson.

MMAThread has contacted both Cyborg and the UFC for comment, but as of yet have neither party has responded.

Do you feel that Cyborg is being mistreated? or is Germaine correct in suggesting Cris is a cheater? Sound off in the comments below.


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