One of the greatest female fighters of all time has signed an elusive multi-fight multiyear contract with Bellator, per ESPN.
The news was published on Scott Coker‘s Twitter account yesterday, where it was stated that this was indeed the biggest contract in the women’s MMA!
“My goal is to become the only female fighter to hold four different major titles in the same division,” said Cyborg, who has already held the women’s featherweight title in the UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta FC.
Even though the rematch of the biggest bout in women’s MMA between Cyborg and Amanda Nunes for the UFC’s featherweight crown was in works, the lasting dispute between the UFC’s president Dana White and the fighter proved to be too much yet again.
Justino’s last fight in her UFC contract came against Felicia Spencer, which she won by unanimous decision on the UFC 240 card. She was 4-1 in the UFC, beating Tonya Evinger, Holly Holm and Yana Kunitskaya and finally Spencer, losing only to Amanda Nunes, UFC’s female bantamweight and featherweight champion.
Once again Scott Coker has made an amazing free agent signing, proving why he’s fighter-favorite promoter. But still a few questions remain. Will Bellator be able to snatch up some of UFC’s elite before their prime is up? Will they continue to build up their own talent, which they have been fairly successful at so far? But most importantly for Cyborg, will she be tested at all in her new pursuit, with the only highly-competitive fight being Julia Budd?