This past weekend, the UFC invited over 400 UFC fighters to their new headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada. The weekend called the “Athletes Retreat”, where fighters were wined and dined. However, not everything went as planned.
Cris “Cyborg” Justino confronted strawweight fighter, Angela Magana over Magana’s negative comments about Cyborg. During the heated confrontation which was captured on video, Cyborg punched Magana. The two were quickly separated, but Magana suffered a cut on her lip. She was treated at the hospital.
The police responded to the scene. There is disputing reports on how the police got involved in the incident. Magana is stating that the UFC called the police, but TMZ is reporting that the police report is saying that Magana called the police.
After reviewing the video, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has cited Cyborg with misdemeanor battery. She will not be arrested.
Cyborg broke her silence on Facebook today. In a lengthy post, she stated:
“It is no secret I have been a victim online bullying. At times in my career, it has felt like there has been a team of writers using the internet to shape the public’s vision of my company’s brand, often attempting to make me look like the face of anabolic abuse in the sport of MMA. While it has been years since someone has said I looked like Wanderlei Silva in a dress, it doesn’t feel that long ago that I was listening to someone gove me advice on how cutting off my dick would help to make 135lbs easier. When people see these actions of people high profile in the company ebing promoted through social media without consequence or even a public apology, they see it as an acceptable behavior within the company, and often view it as an encouraged opportunity at self promotion. It should never be acceptable for a company to allow their employees to develop a culture where sexual harassment, racial prejudices, or female discimination are acceptable in the work place”.