Former UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta champion Cris Cyborg has demanded a public apology from UFC president Dana White and commentator Joe Rogan related to comments made about her in the past.
Cyborg defeated Felicia Spencer by decision in the UFC 240 co-main event on Saturday night in what was the last fight on her present contract with the organization and despite saying on several occasions that she would welcome a rematch with compatriot Amanda Nunes — the UFC bantamweight and featherweight champion and only fighter to defeat Cyborg in the UFC — White has suggested that C yborg wants no part of that fight.
Apparently unhappy with the relationship between her and the UFC, Cyborg has released a video showing both White and Rogan making comments about her appearance, saying that “every woman deserves the right to go to work in an environment free of sexual harassment, online bullying, and work place intimidation.”
Every woman deserves the right to go to work in an environment free of sexual harassment, online bullying, and work place intimidation. @ufc @Espn @danawhite @joerogan pic.twitter.com/4TVJLfAS5I
— Cris Cyborg Youtube (@criscyborg) July 29, 2019
Cyborg also appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday to explain further, saying that she won’t ink a new contract unless public apologies from both men are received.
“Of course he has to apologise,” she said of White (via 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.”