The incident between Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana has gone down in MMA infamy. Here you had the most feared female fighter on the planet, someone who cuts massive weight to even make her weight class of 145 pounds, throwing down and slugging Angela Magana, someone who probably weighed at least 30 pounds less than her at a UFC employee outing.
Nevermind the fact that Magana was mocking Cyborg incessantly on Twitter, you just don’t resort to violence, but sometimes fighters gonna fight, even if Chris Weidman is trying to break you up.
On the MMA Hour, Weidman recounted trying to interject himself between the two ladies before Cyborg shut him down and took out Magana.
“I came in like, ‘C’mon, guys, let’s calm it down,’ and as soon (as I did that) ‘Cyborg’ just stops screaming at Magana, looks at me and says, ‘Don’t touch me.’
“I was like, ‘Alright, I’m good!’”
“So I backed up and then within a second (Cyborg) takes her hand and cracks Magana. Magana did a little shaky leg thing and right away she got teary-eyed. At least from what I heard, right away she started to say, ‘I’m calling the cops’.
Vegas police will probably be interested in the next part, which will likely see the light of day through a FOICA request eventually:
“The best part of it is, Dana White has the video. He showed me at this thing (we did), but I don’t know if he’s ever going to release it. It is hysterical the way I backtracked.
“They were busting my balls but I have no shame. What am I going to do, step in there to Cyborg and say, ‘No, I will touch you’ and she kicks my ass? What am I gonna do kick her ass? Either way, I’m screwed.
“What if she knocked me out? I may as well just retire then.”
The Chris has a point — it was a lose-lose situation that still ended up a lose-lose situation. A lose-lose for Weidman, a lose for Magana, and a lose for Cyborg, who had battery charges pressed against her. It’s the rare lose-lose-lose-lose scenario. Who doesn’t want to see that footage though?
(Via MMA Fighting)