It is well known by now that Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino and Angela Magana had an altercation at the UFC fighters retreat.
Former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman was front and center for the altercation, which started as fighters were getting off of a bus.
“When we got off the bus, that girl, Magana, was right in front of me,” Weidman said on The MMA Hour. “As I come off the bus, all I see is Cyborg run up to Magana’s face and they’re having words. I had no idea what was going on. I didn’t know if there was any beef. … I don’t follow (Magana) on Twitter so I didn’t realize what she was saying. Basically, Cyborg was going nuts on her, like all the words you can think of. She was screaming ‘Who the f**k do you think you are?’ and talking like this and blah, blah, blah. All of sudden (Magana) realizes what’s going on around her. She sees that there are a lot of people around and she sees cameras coming out. She grew some balls and all of sudden she starts cursing back at Cyborg. I was thinking, ‘That’s not smart.’”
The feud between the women started well before the UFC fighters retreat, as Magana had been taking shots at Cyborg through social media for quite some time.
Weidman attempted to calm the situation down and that didn’t work out the way he thought it would.
“As soon as I saw (Magana) cursing back at Cyborg, I realize there is no one in between them and that something is going to go down,” Weidman said. “I started trying to break it up. I came in like, ‘C’mon, guys, let’s calm it down,’ and as soon (as I did that) ‘Cyborg’ just stops screaming at Magana, looks at me and says, ‘Don’t touch me.’ I was like, ‘Alright, I’m good!’”
It doesn’t take long for a punch to be thrown and then land, which is something Weidman learned after trying to calm the whole thing down.
“So I backed up and then within a second (Cyborg) takes her hand and cracks Magana,” Weidman said. “Magana did a little shaky leg thing and right away she got teary-eyed. At least from what I heard, right away she started to say, ‘I’m calling the cops’. That was the first thing and then Cyborg just jetted out.”
Although Cyborg was cited for assault, nothing else has happened between the two ladies since the altercation.