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One of the biggest names in MMA has given up one title and plans to chase another Wayne Russell/Getty Images
HONG KONG - JUNE 24: Dana White, President UFC during the Macao UFC Fight Night Press Conference at the Four Season Hotel on June 24, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Jayne Russell/Getty Images)

Cris Cyborg made a huge announcement regarding her run as Invitica featherweight champion: that it is over.

The MMA legend made the stunning decision just a day before she was booked to defender her title at Invitica FC 22, but Cyborg saw a huge fight opportunity in the UFC, so she jumped at the opportunity.

Via Bleacher Report:

“After her victory, [Germaine de Randamie] at 145 pounds, the UFC determined that she will be the No. 1 contender for my title belt,” Cyborg said (h/t MMAFighting.com’s Shaun al-Shatti for the transcription). “I’m healthy now and I’m strong, and I really want to show my fans why I’m still 10 years undefeated at 145 pounds.”

It’s easy to understand why Cyborg made the decision to move on from Invitica in favor of having a high-profile match with de Randamie to continue her undefeated streak.

Cyborg reportedly want’s the fight to happen this summer, but it’s unclear as of right now when the bout will take place.

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