Cris Cyborg SLAMS Dana White & Joe Rogan: “You’re not a man”
The contentious relationship between Cris Cyborg and UFC president Dana White certainly hasn’t gotten better – and now commentator Joe Rogan has also been dragged into it. While both sides certainly warmed up to each other during Cyborgs time as champion in the UFC, it certainly hasn’t gotten better since.
Cyborg recently called White a liar, in regards to his comments saying that she didn’t want to fight former foe Amanda Nunes. Now, after Cyborg defeated Felicia Spencer at UFC 240, the contentiousness continues. In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, she made it clear that she does want to rematch Nunes, but that the UFC’s treatment are creating obstacles.
“They don’t help me. They don’t help me grow my brand. All the time they try to damage my brand, especially Dana White and he’s the head of UFC. If you look at the face of UFC, who is the face of UFC? Dana White, and he continues to damage my brand. It started a long time ago. It started when I was in Strikeforce. I don’t know what his problem [is] but he continues doing this and I proved him wrong.”
Now Cyborg has taken it a step further. She’s now intent on pursuing free agency as the fight with Spencer was the last on her UFC contract. Before anything is set in stone, she’s also demanding a public apology from White and Rogan – the latter of whom made crude comments about the former UFC champion.
“Of course he has to apologize,” Cyborg said. “He has family, he has kids and I think 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 [affecting] me. He’s [affecting] people around me, my family. It’s not right. When you’re doing these type of things, there’s no avoiding my family. He’s [affected] them. . .
“[And it must be in ] public. It’s easy to talk [in private] like Joe Rogan. Joe Rogan said ‘I’m sorry’ when there were no cameras, just by myself. 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, like what he said. Not coming behind in the room and talk to me in my ear. ‘I’m sorry.’ This is not type of man that I know.”
It’s clear that there’s no love lost between the parties involved. It seems unlikely that White will be willing to make a public apology, and if the two sides can’t reach an agreement, Cyborg may very well look to compete elsewhere.