EXCLUSIVE | Cyborg Responds To Dana’s Recent Criticism: ‘I hope the best for Dana’
We recently reported that UFC President Dana White took some cheap shots at Invicta FC champ, Cris Cyborg, today.
The brash UFC boss told a room full of reporters at today’s media luncheon that he believes the Brazilian female fighter is on Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s).
‘Cyborg isn’t clean. She’s not’, said Dana White. ‘Cyborg looks like Wanderlei Silva. She’s done so many drugs her head is this big. Does anyone really think she fights clean?’
When the UFC acquired Strikeforce and their fighters, there was an offer on the table for Cyborg to come to the UFC as a 135 pound fighter. Cris, a natural featherweight, had her reservations on the jump down and opted to decline the contract for a chance to face the world’s best females at Invicta FC.
To add insult to injury for the UFC boss, Cyborg is managed by Dana’s longtime nemesis, Tito Ortiz.
With the public’s undying urge to see the Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg fight, and Dana’s inability to secure the Brazilian wrecking machine, it’s almost natural for the UFC exec. to head the other direction and express his dislike for the fighter.
Not to bash Dana, he’s the man, just stating the facts.
I reached out to Cyborg tonight, who, as I said in my previous article, is a great person and friend to BJPENN.COM and she had a clear and to the point message for her fans and the UFC boss himself.
“Sticks and Stones might break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” said the Invicta FC champion. “I ask for everyone who follows me to watch my next fight and I hope the best for Dana (White).”
Cyborg’s next fight will be a Muay Thai match for the Lion Fight’s world title on March 28. She faces Jorina Baars for the first ever women’s welterweight title. If Cris is victorious she will be a two-sport world champion.