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Dana White Says Cyborg Santos’ Signing with Invicta Makes No Sense

February 17, 2013 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

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.”

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