According to a Feb. 8 report from TapNapSnap.com, Invicta FC featherweight contender Ediane "India" Gomes (10-2) is extremely upset that Cris "Cyborg" Santos (12-1, 1 NC) signed a multi-fight deal with the Lion Fight kickboxing promotion, rather than accepting a headlining bout against her at Invicta FC 8.
Gomes, 33, has been waiting a full year to get her hands on the Brazilian legend.
The featherweight superstar says Invicta FC officials kept her off the Invicta FC 7 because they wanted her to fight "Cyborg" for the promotion's 145-pound strap at Invicta FC 8.
And since it was announced that Santos will be fighting Jorina Baars at Lion Fight 14 on March 28 at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, Nev., Gomes' Invicta FC title bout against her looks highly unlikely for Invicta FC 8.
“I am waiting one year on Invicta FC," Gomes said. "Last card they didn't put me to fight because they said they would give me 'Cyborg.' They said they would give me 'Cyborg' on March and now they come to me and say they can't give me 'Cyborg' because shes is going to fight Muay Thai. Really? I was training hard to fight with her.
"Cyborg" are u scared to put your belt on the line? I don't want to fight 145 pounds anymore, I was going to drop down to 135 pounds but because of her being [top-ranked and me No. 2], I wanted to fight her because this fight was going to happen! I am waiting on you guys Invicta! I am a fighter not a model! 'Cyborg' and Ronda [Rousey] keep p*ssying around! But I am here 'Cyborg'! I am ready for any girl, 135 or 145 pounds!"
It hasn't yet been announced when Invicta FC 8 will be, but the projected headliner of "Cyborg" vs Gomes appears to be off the table.
Perhaps Santos will vacate her Invicta FC 145 pound belt to give Gomes a title shot against another top-ranked featherweight, but that's just rumor and speculation at present time.
Santos returns to Las Vegas to fight Baars on March 28.
"We are excited to have ‘Cyborg' back with us on March 28 in Las Vegas," said Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent. "In her last fight, Cyborg absolutely dominated French Muay Thai Champion Jennifer Colomb, leaving no question that she is a legitimate two-sport athlete who can win impressively in both MMA and Muay Thai."
"She also showed she is an aggressive fighter who has the power and pace to finish fights," he continued. "I think she won over a lot of new fight fans in our ring, and they can't wait to see her in action again."