Last week former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and UFC parted ways after three years. Both Cyborg and UFC president Dana White have been going back and forth at each other for months now.
Even though both have parted ways, it doesn’t seem like the verbal onslaught will end anytime soon. Recently at the media interview at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, the UFC president said that dealing with Cyborg has been a nightmare for him.
“Just a lot of things,” White said. “Dealing with her has been a nightmare the entire time she’s been here, and I said the other day in the interview with Laura, there was a lot of controversies bringing her in in the first place at that time. And when I did the interview with Laura, we really didn’t mention the whole her lying on the video about what I said. Her [air quotes] production team [air quotes] lying about what I said on the video. It’s just been a bad experience dealing with Cyborg from day one.
“We brought her in after she tested positive for steroids and got done with that. We made her a clean athlete with the best drug testing policy in all of the sports the entire time she was here. Which, when she talks about her legacy and her [air quotes] brand [air quotes], her legacy and her brand, nothing is better than knowing that she’s a clean athlete after testing positive for steroids and all the negativity that surrounded her about being a dirty athlete.
“We bring her in here, we do all this stuff, and she was just never happy. Never happy, complaining about everything. She was a nightmare to deal with it and at the end of the day, she knows, I know, Amanda Nunes knows, I tried to make that Nunes fight and she doesn’t want it. She doesn’t want it and she gets mad when I say I don’t blame her – I DON’T BLAME HER! Because if that was Amanda Nunes last Saturday I think everybody can agree what would have happened in that fight.
“So she’s unhappy, we’re unhappy, she lies and does that thing, – see you later, have a nice life.” (H/T – MMA Fighting)
Cris Cyborg confronts Dana White backstage after UFC 240 WIN about lies around Amanda Nunes rematch