Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight titleholder Cristiane Justino, no matter how much she accomplishes in her mixed martial arts (MMA) career, continues to get bullied by ... well, just about everyone.
Including the sore losers at Jackson-Wink MMA.
After “Cyborg” retained her title with a five-round unanimous decision victory over one of the Albuquerque gym’s star pupils, Holly Holm, video and media director Mark Aragon — credentialed by UFC — ripped into the Brazilian and repeatedly called her a man.
Monkey see, monkey do.
“It is not acceptable for an official representative of Holly Holm and Jackson-Wink MMA to call me transgender following my fight,” Cyborg wrote on Instagram. “I expect an apology or their ability to get credentials for future UFC events to be affected by these actions.”
Who will pull promotion president Dana White’s credentials?
To its credit, the Jackson-Wink gym knew it fucked up with that awful post in the wake of UFC 219, so it did what all mature, responsible adults would do and further attacked Justino. I mean hey, what is Facebook for?
In response to our media person's recent Instagram remark about Cyborg, there is a backstory as to why he made his comment. After Cyborg's victory, she was heard backstage by our media guy calling Holly a "Bi#%h" and laughing at a photo depicting her own toe in Holly's eye. They were heard mocking Holly's performance. Our media guy was defensive of our fighter and space and he used Cyborg's past history of steroid use, in a knee jerk, response. We were unaware of all the backstage talk and his response on a public forum until yesterday. He regrets putting JW in this position. We don't condone putting others down. Congratulations to Cyborg and her team and we look forward to a rematch.
Rematch? Yeah ... no.
Holm (11-4) had two chances to win the women’s featherweight title and lost both times, so it’s unlikely we’ll see the 36 year-old “Preacher’s Daughter” returning to 145 pounds. And considering she’s just 1-4 over her last five fights, any talk about fighting for the title — in any weight class — seems a bit premature.
I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of this.