The UFC athlete’s retreat in Las Vegas turned physical on Sunday when Cris Cyborg punched Angela Magana over a dispute that started due to a number of controversial tweets Magana has sent about Cyborg, who was already upset over her photo being left out of the UFC roster in the official guide at the retreat.
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I did 1.3 million views for @danawhite and the @ufc during my last fight on @fs1!!!! 10 months later I still don't have an opponent announced for #ufc214 and the company can't seem to find my photo for promotion. @seanshelby let me know if you need me to email you some high resolution photos of my self. " ========================= Está tendo final de semana #Lasvegas para os atletas várias palestras sobre muitas coisas e umas das coisas e a empresa crescer e a marca do atleta também. Então foi da uma olhadinha no "livro" do #athleteretreat . Dá uma chegada.. talvez eu tenha que manda uma foto em boa resolução por e-mail para ser colocada 😬😏! Tem que respeitar! Bah #criscyborg #cyborgnation
There were originally only eyewitness reports of the incident, but FanSided obtained video of the punch on Monday. It’s a bit difficult to see because the person taking the video is moving, but you can hear the two exchange words and then the clear sound of a punch and the reaction of people around.
The original accounts of the punch said Cyborg knocked one of Magana’s teeth out with the punch, which Magana took to Twitter to disprove those reports by showing off a fully toothed smile and claiming that, while she didn’t call the cops, she would be pressing charges against Cyborg.
It’s clear that the reports of the level of violence from the punch were overblown, but this issue certainly isn’t going away anytime soon with Magana pressing charges against Cyborg. The 145-pound legend likely won’t be too excited to visit the new UFC Vegas offices again in the near future considering how this weekend went for her, and we’ll have to wait to see what charges are brought against her.