Cris Cyborg posts apology to Dana White for backstage confrontation video with incorrect subtitles

Cris Cyborg posts apology to Dana White for backstage confrontation video with incorrect subtitles

Cris Cyborg has extended an apology after feeling the UFC president’s words were unfairly conveyed.

By Oscar Willis - 3 Aug 2019

While it could prove irrelevant towards her next fight contract, Cris Cyborg has offered an apology to UFC president Dana White for a video posted to her YouTube channel.

Earlier this week, a video was posted to Cyborg’s page showing her confronting White backstage at UFC 240 and asking him to be honest about her attitude towards a rematch with Amanda Nunes.

The video, which has since been taken down, showed Cyborg speaking with White after her win over Felicia Spencer, telling him: “We have to talk, you I know I text you for the rematch,” Cyborg said. “After the fight, you know this. Stop lying about it. You know I want that fight and I’m not scared.”

“I’m not lying about it,” White responded. “I don’t know if you know how it played out with management and whatever, but we want to do that fight. I want to do that fight right now. We’ll get it done.”

As White continued to speak, however, the footage cut off as the UFC boss was mid-sentence, with the attached subtitles reading “listen, whenever you hear me saying stuff, I’m not saying … the truth.”

White could not be heard saying “the truth” in the video.

Today, shortly after White revealed in a UFC conducted interview that he was ‘out of the Cyborg business’, Cyborg took to her social media to apologise for the misrepresentation of White’s quote with the captions

“Hey guys, I know that many people saw the video of my confrontation with Dana White after UFC 240 that was posted on my official YouTube channel, Twitter account and Instagram account,” Cyborg wrote. “I want to let everyone know that the video was edited by my Production Team to make it appear as though Dana told me “and listen whenever you hear me saying stuff, I’m not saying …the truth.” Dana did not say that to me, and the subtitles in the video were incorrect. As you can see from the unedited video, Dana actually said “and listen, whenever you hear me saying stuff, I’m not saying negative things about you.’

“Dana and I have had many disagreements during my career in the UFC, and I have been adamant about standing up for myself in situations where I feel my character and statements have been misrepresented and used against me. But I also take pride in being an honest person and a true professional. I take full responsibility for the actions that resulted in the edited video being posted on my social media accounts. We were wrong, and I have addressed this issue with my Production Team so that it doesn’t ever happen again in the future. ​Finally, I want to apologize to Dana White for posting the video. Even though we will continue to disagree about numerous issues, I will always stand up for doing what is right.”

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Hey guys, I know that many people saw the video of my confrontation with Dana White after UFC 240 that was posted on my official YouTube channel, Twitter account and Instagram account. I want to let everyone know that the video was edited by my Production Team to make it appear as though Dana told me “and listen whenever you hear me saying stuff, I’m not saying …the truth.” Dana did not say that to me, and the subtitles in the video were incorrect. As you can see from the unedited video, Dana actually said “and listen, whenever you hear me saying stuff, I’m not saying negative things about you.” Dana and I have had many disagreements during my career in the UFC, and I have been adamant about standing up for myself in situations where I feel my character and statements have been misrepresented and used against me. But I also take pride in being an honest person and a true professional. I take full responsibility for the actions that resulted in the edited video being posted on my social media accounts. We were wrong, and I have addressed this issue with my Production Team so that it doesn’t ever happen again in the future. ​Finally, I want to apologize to Dana White for posting the video. Even though we will continue to disagree about numerous issues, I will always stand up for doing what is right.

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Shortly after Cyborg’s apology, White himself took to social media to respond.

Cyborg’s future is currently uncertain, with White releasing the former UFC featherweight champion to apparently be free to negotiate with other mixed martial arts companies. Already, Bellator president Scott Coker has expressed his interest in signing her, and as one of the greatest female fighters of all time, it’s likely he’ll not be the only suitor.

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