LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07: Amanda Nunes of Brazil walks onto the stage and up to the scale during the UFC weigh-in at the Park Theater on July 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Amanda Nunes calls out Cris Cyborg over dragged out contract negotiations


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Contract negotiations always seem to be tricky, but that's especially true in the world of sports, when they are more often than not a public discussion.

The actual hammering out of the numbers is private, of course, but in the age of instant Twitter reports everybody knows every little detail about a contract sooner rather than later.

That's a pretty prevalent truth in both the NBA and NFL, but UFC recently had a little bit of contract drama when Amanda Nunes decided to call out Cris Cyborg, who is supposed to be her next opponent.

Nunes (15-4 MMA, 8-1 UFC) is expected to meet Cyborg (18-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in a potential champ vs. champ showdown, with Nunes being the bantamweight champion and Cyborg the featherweight.

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That's the expected fight, but per Nunes, Cyborg seems to be dragging on the affair. Nothing is official yet, due to negotiations.

Here's MMA junkie with the quotes:

"I wanted that fight; (Cyborg) didn't even think about that when I decided to do it," Nunes told MMAjunkie. "I texted Dana White, and I said I wanted that fight. I'm ready to go up. I wanted something big for my career, and I decided the next step would be Cyborg. But the negotiations have been so slow. I don't know what is wrong, but I didn't even see my contract yet. Nothing is official."

Cyborg is coming off a title defense against Holly Holm from back at UFC 219. Nunes' last fight was a split-decision win at UFC 215 over Valentina Shevchenko. Before that, Nunes knocked Ronda Rousey out at UFC 207.

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