Cris "Cyborg" Justino will test the open market at the end of her UFC contract, which has one fight left on it, she revealed Monday.
"I want to see other promoters, see how much value I have," she told Ariel Helwani, according to Marc Raimondi of ESPN. "I think it's cool to see that before you can hear anything (about) that you don't have value. Let's see. Let's see what another promoter has to say."
Cyborg was a monumental signing by the UFC in 2016 and she lived up to the hype early by winning her first five bouts. Her sixth match resulted in her second career loss, as Amanda Nunes knocked her out at UFC 232 in December to snatch the women's featherweight championship out her palms.
The decorated Brazilian will face Felicia Spencer at UFC 240 in July to finish her contract. She said she lobbied for a rematch with Nunes, but to no avail.
Cyborg and UFC president Dana White have shared a contentious relationship since she joined the promotion. The 33-year-old said UFC officials have told her they don't see real value in her. As a result, she'll listen to offers from other companies interested in her services.
"Why not?" she said. "The opportunity is coming and I have the opportunity to see my value with other promoters, I don't know."
Cyborg owns a 20-2 career record along with one no-contest. She enjoyed championship reigns in Strikeforce and Invicta FC before bringing her talents to the UFC.