Cyborg would eventually reveal that the video had been altered and would apologize to White for what happened. UFC color commentator Joe Rogan got wind of what happened with the altered video and is taking aim at whomever in Cyborg’s camp did the dirty deed.
“They f*cked up. Cyborg’s team,” Rogan said on The Joe Rogan Experience (via Alexander K. Lee of MMA Fighting). “Whoever did it, whether it’s her boyfriend or whoever it was that edited that video, that lied and put words in his mouth, is so f*cking stupid. You don’t think that they’re going to do something about that? You’re out of your goddamn mind. When they edited that video to say that “whenever I’m talking in public I’m not telling the truth,” which is not what he said at all, and then to have it edited and cut right there…”
White has accepted Cyborg’s apology, but the already soured relationship between the two doesn’t look like it would improve with the incident.
Cyborg also demanded an apology from Rogan for alleged biased commentary at UFC 240, but Rogan says he has put the issue in the past.
“But also they did was they’re bringing back shit that happened five years ago,” Rogan said. “Cyborg was saying she wanted an apology from me. And I don’t think it was that she wanted an apology from me, I think it was her boyfriend or someone on the team. I apologized to her, me and her, no one around, face to face, and I took a photo with her afterwards. There’s a photo of me and her on my Instagram. She started fighting in the UFC. She hadn’t fought in the UFC before and I said, ‘Hey, I’m sorry about the jokes. I promise no more jokes,’ and I said, ‘I’m actually a fan of yours and I want you to succeed in the UFC and I wish you the best of luck.’ I go, ‘ No hard feelings?’ She goes, ‘No, those jokes kind of hurt my feelings.’ I said, ‘I’m sorry. No more jokes.’ I gave her a hug. We took a picture together.”
The UFC recently announced that the promotion is out of the “Cyborg business,” meaning the former women’s featherweight champion is a free agent.