Dana White Says Cyborg Santos' Signing with Invicta Makes No Sense
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.17.2013
Since the UFC was going to send her there anyway...
Dana White spoke last night with MMAjunkie about Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos signing with Invicta and more. Check out the highlights:
On Santos' signing with Invicta: "We were going to sign her to a contract and then we were going to have her fight in Invicta – which means we'd pay all the bills for her to fight in Invicta. She'd be under a UFC contract with all the perks and benefits of being a UFC fighter, and would fight in Invicta. So instead of doing that, they chose to not do that – and fight in Invicta. If you can make logic out of that whole f---ing situation, you're a better man than I."
On the pieces having been in place for Santos to fight for Invicta under UFC contract: "We don't have a 145-pound division, so we're going back and forth with these guys in the deal. So I called Shannon Knapp, who owns Invicta, and said, 'Listen, if I do this deal with Cyborg, can you give her fights over there? I'll pay the bills, and you put on some fights over there till I can figure out how this whole thing is going to go down?' She said absolutely, no problem, we'd love to do it. The next thing I know, Tito wants out of the contract and they sign with her."