Cris Cyborg doesn’t think Dana White’s “Fight Island” idea is correct. The former UFC women’s featherweight champion Cyborg responded when asked about White’s insistence on putting on shows during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Everybody has to be quarantined,” Cyborg said. “It’s the rules for everyone. You know a lot of people don’t want to be home. A lot of people are struggling now, and I think he personally should do something (other) than just think about himself and boxing and MMA fights. … I think it’s better to wait, like everyone – respect everyone.”
The conflict that comes with accepting a fight offer extends beyond the fighters themselves, according to Cyborg.
“Even though the fighters have to be together for training, you could say, ‘OK, I’m going to make an event now.’ Do you think if you (did) say, ‘OK, Cris, you’re going to have a fight,’ I’m going to have to make my team?” Cyborg said. “You know, I have to put my team together. We are going to be together, training. Then you put the risk of the family around you. You know, I think you had to wait and have respect for the process. Be patient.”