UFC Champion Cris Cyborg lobbied for a fight against Amanda Nunes last December after defeating Holly Holm. Cyborg originally requested the fight with Nunes for UFC 226 as the Superfight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic was already scheduled to take place during International Fight Week.
When the UFC needed a last minute title fight to headline UFC 222, Cyborg stepped up on less than 3 weeks notice to take on any challenger. Having already listened to the Nunes callouts, Cyborg attempted to make the Nunes fight at UFC 222, however Nunes declined the fight.
Following a lackluster performance against Raquel Pennington in Brazil, Cyborg again attempted to finalize the fight with a summer bout agreement, however Nunes declined the fight offer–instead making fans wait almost a year since she first started calling Cyborg out for a fight.
Cyborg sidelined 9 months by the UFC in anticipation for the New Years Eve card has been promoting a bout against Nunes since beating Holm Dec. of 2017. Fans on Cyborg Nation having heard of the announcement of the Cyborg fight when the bout was made official last August for Dec. 29th. During those 4 months many fans purchased their tickets, arranged flights, booked hotels, in anticipation of supporting their favorite fighter in MMA.
Cris having heard about the venue change from the T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas to The forum in Los Angeles via the internet, took to Youtube to apologize to any of the fans misplaced by the change of venue. Team Cyborg is currently working on a local viewing party for anyone in Las Vegas wanting to gather and watch #UFC232 as part of #CyborgNation. We will update more details shortly.
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