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Megan Anderson booked for Invicta FC 24, leaving an angry Cris Cyborg twisting in the wind

There will be no Cris Cyborg vs. Megan Anderson Featherweight fight in UFC because Anderson has just been confirmed for Invicta FC’s July event.

UFC 198 Weigh-ins Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Cris Cyborg continues to be unhappy with the way things are shaking out for her in the UFC.

The uncrowned women's featherweight queen has been stumping for a shot at the newly created UFC 145 pound belt for the past few months, preferably on the UFC 214 card in her adopted hometown of Anaheim. But with current champ Germaine De Randamie refusing to fight the 'career cheater' Cyborg, that doesn't seem likely.

But hey, no sweat! Cyborg had another idea: bringing Invicta FC featherweight champ Megan Anderson into the UFC so they could tussle. That was an idea Megan was down for too, but the UFC seemed strangely reluctant about. And now that fight is out the window as Invicta FC has announced Anderson will defend her belt on July 15th against 5-0 Helena Kolesnyk.

Here's the not pleased comment Cyborg shared with FloCombat:

"I wish Megan good luck. The fact she is fighting an undefeated 5-0 fighter at 145 proves there are women I could have been fighting in the UFC at 145 pounds the entire time I've been signed to the promotion instead of undersized girls being forced up a weight class once they've suffered a few losses at 135."

That last part is throwing shade at the UFC for being so unwilling to sign any new 145 pound fighters for the division, which currently houses Cyborg and champ De Randamie (worse still, De Randamie just announced she wants to return to 135 pounds for her next fight). It also puts a damper on leaked plans from the UFC to put Cris Cyborg in the cage against Cat Zingano, someone who fits the 'undersized girls being forced up a weight class once they've suffered a few losses at 135' description perfectly.

It's just another day of Cyborg and the UFC butting heads, nothing new for those following the news for the past several months. It's enough to make you wonder whether Cyborg punched fellow fighter Angela Magana in the face last week in the hopes that the promotion would release her.

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