While Angela Magana lost a tooth after getting punched by Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos at the UFC fighters retreat, the Brazilian has now lost something of her own.
GRRRL is an women’s athletic wear apparel brand that has removed Cyborg from a sponsorship deal due to the physical altercation with Magana.
The company made the following statement on the matter:
“Unfortunately, within a matter of hours of appearing and speaking at our event, Cris was involved in “battery” of another fighter on the street outside a UFC retreat. Cris’s conduct in this regard has broadly been condemned by the fight industry and the organization by whom she is contracted as a fighter. As a company with representation and brand ambassadors amongst girls as young as 6, we cannot publically [sic] condone this behaviour especially as the behaviour is directly in conflict with the messages Cris shared at the event, one of our speakers on cyber bullying and our company message to promote female harmony and unity. This conduct has the potential to diminish the tireless work by our amazing network of women throughout the world to support female harmony and unity. As a consequence of these matters, it is with regret that our sponsorship of Cris has come to an end.”
Cyborg had signed a 12 month sponsorship deal with the company, it is unknown at this time just how much longer Cyborg was going to be involved in the deal.
Upon learning of the news, the Brazilian issued a few statements of her own on Twitter:
My public appearance fee was 7500$ they don't have the money to pay this and are looking for excuses after the event wasn't profitable pic.twitter.com/SBnCvJgkW2— #UFC214 #LetsGoChamp (@criscyborg) June 9, 2017
The meet and greet was at a swingers hotel and after weeks of advertising me for a speaking engagement they sold tixs and I did they dnt pay— #UFC214 #LetsGoChamp (@criscyborg) June 9, 2017
UFC fans will get a chance to see Cyborg compete next month at UFC 214, an opponent has yet to be named at this time.