Chris Weidman Discusses Cyborg, Magana Incident

The 2017 UFC fighter summit did not go without its controversy. Former Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino had an altercation with UFC strawweight Angela Magana at the athlete retreat. Now, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is coming forward with his thoughts on the situation.

The police were called to the scene after Justino struck Magana. Following the incident, Magana elected to press charges against Justino. Chris Weidman was present for the incident and even attempted to step in and cool everyone’s heads.

In a recent interview with News Day, Weidman said “So we were on the bus back and we were just hanging out. When we get off the bus, next thing I know, that little girl Angela (Magana) who I never really knew before; I didn’t know about her and her Twitter, that she’s crazy. But next thing I know, Cyborg comes out of nowhere and gets right in her face.”

The former UFC middleweight champion then explained that Angela Magana did not back down. Justino approached the UFC strawweight and began cursing at her. Weidman states that Magana responded in kind. Then, Weidman attempted to come between the fighters and calm things down.

After attempting to calm things down, Weidman said “Cyborg looks at me and says, ‘Don’t touch me.’ Within five seconds she just cracks this girl.”