Controversy has struck Holly Holm’s training camp at team Greg Jackson, as the gym’s official photographer referred to UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg as a man multiple times over social media shortly after the fighter earned a decision victory over Holm at UFC 219.
Mark Aragon, JacksonWink MMA social media staffer and photographer, stated over Instagram “This dude is tough as hell! That being said at the press conference he said Holly was the first one to make his nose bleed! You are my hero [Holly Holm] see you back in the gym.”
A screenshot of the original message can be seen down below:
JacksonWink MMA provided a response to the negative feedback received from the message shortly after.
“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.”
In response to our media person's recent Instagram remark about Cyborg, there is a backstory as to why he made his…
Posted by JacksonWink MMA on Monday, January 1, 2018
Cris Cyborg has since come forward to accept the camp’s apology, but still demands that Mark Aragon’s credentials be removed. Check out Cyborg’s message in the screenshot down below: