The UFC looks to be very close to booking a supperfight between women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes-but when the fight takes place, is still a question mark.
According to social media posts by both women, the two champions cannot agree on a timetable for the fight.
It was Cyborg who fired the first shot when she proclaimed that she had agreed to fight Nunes.
— CyborgVNunes #ufc228 (@criscyborg) July 11, 2018
However, Nunes countered with a December date.
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) July 12, 2018
Ariel Helwani of ESPN reported that UFC is in fact targeting a a Cyborg-Nunes featherweight title fight for the year-end show in December.
For her part, Cyborg has solicited other contenders in the meantime.
Since @Amanda_Leoa wants me to sit 10 months without fighting… any Featherweights willing to fight #ufc228? Nunes last fight only sold 85k ppv ….I’m not counting on much help from her to reach that $2.50 ppv bonus. https://t.co/sHHjqQdIRB
— CyborgVNunes #ufc228 (@criscyborg) July 12, 2018
Cyborg last fought defended her title against Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 in March, when she defended her title as a late replacement main event. Nunes’ most recent title defense came against Raquel Pennington at UFC 224 in March.