Former UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is not happy with the recent comments UFC President Dana White has made about her. She’s also not particularly pleased with UFC commentator Joe Rogan, who generated some controversy for his skewed commentary of her UFC 240 victory over Felicia Spencer.
Of course, these are not the first issues Cyborg has had with White and Rogan. Both men have previously made some pretty reprehensible comments about the talented fighter. And now, she wants an apology. Publicly.
In fact, Cyborg says her re-signing with the UFC depends on her receiving these apologies. She broke it down on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday.
“Of course he has to apologize,” she said of White (h/t MMA Mania). “He has family, he has kids and if he wants to be honest, he’s supposed to do this. I don’t know if he has a heart, but what he’s doing is not just touching me, if he doesn’t like me. He’s touching people around me, my family. It’s not right. He always wants to avoid his family with things he does, but when he does this it affects my family.
“Public,” she added later. “It’s easy to say it in private like Joe Rogan did when there were no cameras. No, you want to talk about me, how I have a dick, you have to talk in public. You’re not a man, to me you’re not a man. If Joe Rogan a man, he will say I am sorry in public, not in my ear.”
Cris Cyborg has also been commenting on the issue on Twitter.
— Cris Cyborg Youtube (@criscyborg) July 29, 2019
“Every woman deserves the right to go to work in an environment free of sexual harassment, online bullying, and work place intimidation,” she wrote in a Tweet that tagged Dana White, Joe Rogan, the UFC and ESPN.
Do you think Cyborg will get her desired apology and re-sign with the UFC?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 7/29/2019.