UFC Athlete Retreat did not go as expected

May 21, 2017

The UFC Fighter Retreat was held in Las Vegas this past weekend and a couple altercations occurred based on social media posts.  First, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Angela Magana were involved in a confrontation in which Cyborg allegedly hit Magana.  Secondly, Kajan Johnson was removed from ta UFC discussion on the Reebok sponsorship.

According to Cyborg’s twitter account, a confrontation occurred:

confronted Angela Magana for her numerous derogatory social media posts and things got heated.

— #UFC214 #LetsGoChamp (@criscyborg) May 21, 2017

According to Ariel Helwani’s report, words between the two were exchanged and Cyborg punched Magana.  The two were separated thereafter.

In another unplanned incident for the UFC this weekend, UFC lightweight Kajan Johnson was reportedly removed from a session on the Reebok policy.  Per his twitter account, Johnson noted he was speaking up during a session about the official outfitter of the UFC.

It appears that he was able to come to an amicable solution with the UFC.


Payout Perspective:

Anyone remember when Matt Mitrione and Tito Ortiz almost came to blows at a UFC retreat. Well, it appears that Cyborg threw a punch at Magan although it’s not known if there will be a criminal charge pending. As for Johnson, his last tweet above appears to me that cooler heads have prevailed and what was a spirited discussion on the Reebok issue has calmed down. Obviously, this weekend was to be a chance for the new ownership to officially meet its fighters and perhaps paint a picture for the future of the company. We will see how the UFC addresses these new dustups.

7 Responses to “UFC Athlete Retreat did not go as expected”

  1. fight fan on May 21st, 2017 9:43 PM

    wow, can’t even make this stuff up anymore. Talk about an implosion occurring.

  2. d on May 21st, 2017 9:50 PM

    Victim of roid rage…..haha.

    Cyborg is such a disgrace and the UFC should be ashamed to have her under contract.

  3. d on May 21st, 2017 9:52 PM

    FF, there’s more drama in the kitchen where you work at your local BWW’s.

  4. fight fan on May 21st, 2017 10:03 PM

    Yeah at least the kitchen is putting out some wings, what’s Under Financial Concern up to? Lol trying to set up a boxing match cause they got nothing else going.

  5. d on May 21st, 2017 10:17 PM

    You need some tips on how humor works, what you just said is beyond lame.

    No, what’s funny is the fact that the biggest boxing match involves a retired boxer and a mma star. Hahaha.

    White doesn’t even want this fight, he wants McGregor to defend his title. He made it clear this negotiation isn’t going to last long, if they don’t agree to terms quickly, they’ll move on. De La Hoya and Arum are praying this match doesn’t get made. Hahaha.

  6. fight fan on May 22nd, 2017 8:53 AM

    hopefully these fighters got some smores out of this kumbaya trip

  7. Wil on May 22nd, 2017 2:07 PM

    Drama all around over the weekend….mma fighters attacking each other outside the cage and boxing trainers punching boxers who get disqualified for questionable shots landed at the bell and after.
    Prize fighting is prize fighting…….but both that trainer and Cyborg are thugs.

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