UFC Lists Cris ‘Cyborg’ As Men’s Heavyweight Champion

The UFC, for some reason, has newly-crowned Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ listed as the men’s Heavyweight Champion.

Cyborg posted a tweet criticizing the UFC’s ridiculous mistake and demanding that the promote give her respect:

The is sold for 4 billion dollars but still has me listed for over a week as a male heavyweight champion on their app!

This isn’t first time Cyborg has criticized the UFC for its treatment of her. Two years ago, Cris — then the Invicta Featherweight Champion — called out White and then-UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey for bullying her.

I find it Hypocritical of @rondarousey to complain about people in Hollywood being critical of her body image, talking…

Posted by Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos on Friday, October 9, 2015

Shortly before Cyborg took on Tonya Evinger for the UFC women’s featherweight championship, White admitted that he and the UFC had made some mistakes dealing with her:

We made a commitment to Cyborg. Not everything is easy. Not everything is as fun as other divisions or whatever. But we made a commitment to this woman and she’s had a rough go here in the UFC. She hasn’t been thrilled with things that have been said, things that have been done. And to be honest with you, we’ve made some mistakes when it comes to Cyborg. The least we could do is get our shit together and get this woman a fight for the title.

It appears that UFC still has some stuff it needs to get together with Cyborg.


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