Cris Cyborg Wanted Higher Pay For Rousey Fight

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MMAfighting revealed last week why Cris Cyborg didn’t want to compete against Ronda Rousey at UFC 157.

“While (match weight) was at the center of most conversations in the media regarding the inability to make the Cyborg-Rousey fight, it was not the deal-breaker it’s been reported to be.

During the ongoing negotiations, which lingered for about two months, the promotion agreed to pay for the services of a dieting and nutrition consultant like Dolce. But there were other points that the two sides could not agree on.

The biggest issue, according to Cyborg’s management firm Primetime 360, was Zuffa treating Cyborg as a bit player rather than an event co-star.”

Cyborg might be one of the best fighters in the world. The only issue is that she doesn’t have the star power that Rousey has. Will we ever see this women’s super fight?

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