Cyborg issues ultimatum to UFC over de Randamie fight

Cris "Cyborg" Justino has called for the UFC to finalise a showdown with featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie – or release her from the promotion.

Cyborg announced last month that she had vacated her Invicta FC championship in a bid to set up an encounter against de Randamie, who became the UFC’s inaugural women’s featherweight title holder at UFC 208.

“I’m healthy now and I’m strong, and I really want to show my fans why I’m still 10 years undefeated at 145 pounds,” said Cyborg.

“July 29, the UFC will be in south California, and I would like to fight in my backyard in America in Anaheim, California. So, Germaine, I hope your hand is healthy enough to accept my challenge.”

However, the bout is yet to be finalised and the unbeaten Cyborg is growing frustrated.

Cyborg tweeted: “2 weeks my manager call @seanshelby about my next fight but no news! @ufc if you don't want to fight me, release me! #letsgochamp @danawhite”.