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After Ronda Rousey made Sarah Kaufman her 6th armbar victim last night, the MMA world was already preparing for a potential superfight between her and (currently suspended) former Strikeforce Featherweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. Rousey called out Cyborg in the post-fight interview (as she's been doing much of the last few days) and saying she should come fight her at 135 lbs in "the first fair fight of her life".
The Brazilian took to Twitter last night and tweeted some weird and puzzling comments that have since been deleted. She typed them all in Portuguese and used an online translator to add to the confusion. One of those deleted ones was her saying she was expecting a release from the UFC: (from The Underground)
Cris Cyborg @criscyborg
Do not stay sad. God knows all things. Surely at some event that will fight Have my category.
I'm waiting for my liberation from the UFC..
Luke Thomas @SBNLukeThomas
Cyborg is running her Tweets through Google Translator and publishing them verbatim. Would a Portuguese speaker kindly translate them?
17mDaniel Vaz @VazDaniel
"Guys, I'm afraid that fight is not happening. My division no longer exists. I'm waiting to be released from the UFC."
Cyborg also had a tweet suggesting a possible look at Invicta FC to continue her time at 145 lbs but that was also removed. These comments are not just confusing for the fact that she believed the UFC would release her, but for saying the Rousey fight wouldn't happen because featherweight doesn't exist. In fact, there was a featherweight fight last night on the very card Cyborg attended between Germaine de Randamie and Hiroko Yamanaka, so (as confirmed by Scott Coker in last night's press conference) that particular remark doesn't hold any water.
Whatever made Cyborg go on a tirade last night is unclear, and she has not yet clarified any of her seemingly cryptic comments, so for now it's just another chapter in this Cyborg vs. Rousey story.