UFC 232: Cris “Cyborg” Criticizes Promotion Over Handling of Card’s Relocation
By FCF Staff
It looks like several fighters scheduled to compete at UFC 232 this Saturday found out about the card’s relocation through the media, and Cris “Cyborg” is criticizing the promotion as a result.
The event has been moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles following an atypical result for a drug test Jon Jones recently took. The California Commission has agreed to license Jones for his rematch with Alexander Gustafsson.
“Cyborg”, meanwhile, is preparing to face Amanda Nunes at the event. In a recent pre-fight vlog, the featherweight champ had this to say about the UFC handled the card’s relocation (quote via MMA Fighting):
“This is crazy,” Cyborg said. “They’re supposed to contact everybody. We’re partners. We’re partners. We can’t partner together … and they don’t contact you before. But I was in touch with my manager and he didn’t know, too. He was buying gifts for his family. Nobody knows. Just really don’t like. How can you call media and not call your fighters? For you to prepare yourself before and handle things before. How long do they know this?”
“I think for Cyborg Nation fans, it’s gonna be an amazing thing, really. But I know a lot of Cyborg Nation fans already had a lot of tickets for Las Vegas. But for sure you’re gonna have a lot more Cyborg nation fans in California, because it’s the place I live. It’s gonna be I’m fighting in my house now. But I feel sad for the people who made plans. I hope they can make LA, too.”
“Cyborg” will be competing for the first time since March when she stopped Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222.