This story was updated at 9:45 PM Eastern.
In an interview posted on the UFC's YouTube channel, Dana White said they are going to pass on re-signing former UFC women's featherweight champion Cris 'Cyborg' Justino and have waived her exclusive negotiating window with the company.
White re-iterated his belief Justino is avoiding fighting current champion Amanda Nunes who knocked Justino out in less than a minute earlier this year.
"We’re out of the Cyborg business," he said.
White discussed the ongoing war of words between the two and said recent stories about "what's being said now" are "absolutely ridiculous", adding he doesn't have a horrible relationship with her. He also once again attempted to clarify the infamous "Wandelei Silva in a dress" comments he made in a media scrum several years ago.
He also denied bullying Justino.
“It’s 2019. What is this narrative? Where is this coming from? It’s an absolute smokescreen to not fight Amanda Nunes.”
Justino fought out her UFC contract, earning a unanimous decision over Felicia Spencer last Saturday at UFC 240. She posted an apology to White on Instagram for her production team making it appear like White was saying he wasn't telling the truth about her, adding "Even though we will continue to disagree about numerous issues, I will always stand up for doing what is right."
White RT'd it on Twitter and said, "Thank you, Cris."