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Cris Cyborg labels Amanda Nunes a traitor to Brazil

Cris Cyborg is unhappy with Amanda Nunes’ training at American Top Team, claiming it shows a lack of loyalty to Brazil.

By Oscar Willis - 18 Sep 2018

Despite her violent tendencies ahead inside the Octagon, outside it Cris Cyborg rarely has much issue with her opponents. With UFC 232 opponent Amanda Nunes, however, that good will isn’t applying.

Instead Cyborg has taken umbrage with Nunes’ challenge, and during a recent interview with Fansided.com has labelled the UFC women’s bantamweight champion a traitor to their country of Brazil.

“‘Creonte’ is a Brazilian word that means traitor,” Cyborg said. “I think it’s embarrassing that the UFC made Amanda the first female Brazilian champion and instead of representing Brazil when she fights, she calls herself American Top Team. She disrespects Brazilian MMA fans every time she walks into the cage as a part of American Top Team.

“‘Creonte’ is a Brazilian word that means traitor,” she continued. “I think it’s embarrassing that the UFC made Amanda the first female Brazilian champion and instead of representing Brazil when she fights, she calls herself American Top Team. She disrespects Brazilian MMA fans every time she walks into the cage as a part of American Top Team.

“When she called me out last year at first I didn’t want to fight her,” she said. “I wanted to see all the women divisions run by the Brazilians. Myself, Amanda, [Jessica] Andrade, we could have all been champions and I thought it would bring pride back to all of Brazil. But Nunes is from a Team of Creontes. At American Top Team it is normal for teammates to fight each other. She called me out last year but then wanted a year before we can fight. When I fight her Dec. 29 it will be for everyone in Brazil, and it will be to teach Nunes a lesson about respect.”

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