It’s clear who Cris Cyborg wants to fight next.
The current UFC women’s featherweight champion has been campaigning hard for a shot at ex-UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. As a result of this, she might just get the fight made by UFC President Dana White.
Cyborg has decided to take to social media and going off on how frequently she has been tested by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as opposed to everyone else especially her likely next opponent Holm.
Make no mistake about it, Cyborg has no issue being drug tested. However, she wants everyone to know that she feels like it should be an even playing field and see her fellow combatants tested just as much as she is. Cyborg sent out the following tweets recently:
“3th visit from USADA in less than a month. Let's go see if my next opponent is doing exams in the same proportion I'm doing! 👀 website guys I want a guarantee @hollyholm is tested same number of times as me during this camp @UFC @usantidoping her gym has a history 2! I'm clean.
There should be no problem testing both the same amount of time. Name a gym in mma with more @usantidoping violations than @JacksonWinkMMA.”
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Holm took to Instagram to respond to Cyborg’s online rant, revealing she has actually been tested more times than the Brazilian. She wrote the following:
“So apparently there was a little bit of drama today because USADA went to Cyborg’s house and I know I’ve been the topic of interest a lot on her social media and I don’t mind fighters trying to promote fights, that’s fine, but let’s be real for a minute.
“She said she’s been tested by USADA and wants to be tested just as much, and she probably should have looked on their public records on the USADA web page and seen I’ve been tested nine times compared to her eight.
I’m in no race, I really don’t care, I just know I compete clean and they test me all the time. So, I just never needed an applause for passing my tests. In the meantime, I’ll just spend my time training and she can spend her time complaining and making false accusations and false memes.”