Although Cris Cyborg is a dominant world championship MMA fighter, she is still a simple human being with feelings.
Cyborg responded in a respectable manner directly to UFC commentator and comedian Joe Rogan and fellow comedian Tony Hinchcliffe after the two joked about the Invicta FC World Featherweight Champion having a penis. Hinchcliffe responded back without any remorse of his comments, shoving a previous positive steroid test back in Cyborg’s face while Rogan has yet to address Cyborg or the situation.
Cyborg released a statement recently on the situation through a Facebook post that details the pain that was inflicted on her and her family by the hurtful comments:
“At what point does the joke become bullying?
My father called me from Brazil after hearing Joe Rogan’s comments to tell me it felt like someone was stabbing him with a knife in his heart when he heard what the UFC Commentator had to say.
Hearing your Dad cry as he tells you this is not easy….
The problem with the Internet is that it is like writing in permanent Ink…it is there for everyone to read, forever.
Joe Rogan might think his comments about me having a dick are funny, but I think they were mean and hurtful and an example of cyber bullying by “the cool kids”.
The only time he wants to call me a UFC fighter is when he can use it to make fun of me?
Maybe he doesn’t feel like he needs to apologize because he thinks he is some sort of comedian, but it would be the right thing to do, especially if he is ever going to commentate one of my fights!”
What do you think of the incident? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.