Dana White: Cris Cyborg situation looks promising

Dana White: Cris Cyborg situation looks promising

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By Oscar Willis - 10 Feb 2017

Usually when a new weight class is introduced into the UFC, there is a slightly more positive feeling about the entire thing. Instead, ahead of Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie, there is something of a hesitation about embracing the new women’s featherweight division.

Originally, the division was started for Cris Cyborg to be involved in the UFC and no longer have to make the drastic weight cuts previously required of her. Unfortunately, she was hit with a USADA violation, and for a moment it looked as if it would rule her out of the sport for a year.

Luckily, however, it looks as if that may not be the case.

“It’s actually looking really good now,” White said, speaking on ESPN’s 5ive rounds podcast. “Apparently, the three [conditions] she has is what this medicine is used for. It’s looking really good. It was looking bad for a minute, but now it’s looking better. We’re in a good place.

“I truly believes whoever wins this title on Saturday night, will fight Cyborg for the title.”

Should Cyborg be able to return to active competition, it would certainly be a huge boost to the fledgling division, and could (should Holm win on Saturday night) set up a blockbuster main event later this year.