Joe Rogan Reacts To Cris Cyborg’s UFC 240 Commentary Criticisms

It’s safe to say Cris Cyborg’s split with the UFC hasn’t been an amicable one. Joe Rogan and his UFC 240 commentary have played a part in that. Last week, UFC President Dana White effused that the promotion was ‘out of the Cybor…

It’s safe to say Cris Cyborg’s split with the UFC hasn’t been an amicable one. Joe Rogan and his UFC 240 commentary have played a part in that. Last week, UFC President Dana White effused that the promotion was ‘out of the Cyborg business.’ He confirmed they would release the former champion and not match […]

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Dana White Goes Off On Cyborg, Confirms UFC Won’t Match Any Offer

You might have thought Cyborg vs. the UFC could end this way. The former UFC women’s featherweight champion recently posted a video of her confronting Dana White backstage at UFC 240. Although it contained some highly debatable subtitles, it got …

You might have thought Cyborg vs. the UFC could end this way. The former UFC women’s featherweight champion recently posted a video of her confronting Dana White backstage at UFC 240. Although it contained some highly debatable subtitles, it got across the point that Cyborg simply thought White repeatedly lied to her. The fiasco came […]

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Jon Anik Denies Claims Of Biased Commentary Against Cris Cyborg At UFC 240

UFC commentator Jon Anik has refuted claims that the commentary team was biased against Cris Cyborg during her UFC 240 win over Felicia Spencer this past weekend. Despite being unable to finish Spencer, Cyborg dominated the three-round fight to emerge victorious via unanimous decision. However, the commentary team, particularly Rogan, came under criticism for how […]

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UFC commentator Jon Anik has refuted claims that the commentary team was biased against Cris Cyborg during her UFC 240 win over Felicia Spencer this past weekend.

Despite being unable to finish Spencer, Cyborg dominated the three-round fight to emerge victorious via unanimous decision. However, the commentary team, particularly Rogan, came under criticism for how they called the bout. One example was stating that Cyborg was starting to look tired during the contest.

Cyborg, who has had her feud with UFC president Dana White escalate in recent weeks, recently accused him of influencing the commentary team to biased against her on purpose. Some fans seem to think that is the case as well.

But that is far from the truth according to Anik:

“I have heard the criticism about the commentary in the Cris Cyborg-Felicia Spencer fight and felt the need to address it publicly, as we consider all feedback seriously,” Anik wrote on Instagram. “In this instance, I would respectfully disagree with those who suggest there was any bias or lack of objectivity. We repeatedly gave Cyborg credit or her striking and execution. I even suggested she deserved at 10-8 margin in round 3.

“That said, a big part of the narrative in the fight was Spencer. Sure she lost all three rounds but she deserved credit for her ability to absorb punishment and keep pressing forward, her ability to rise to the occasion in just her eighth pro fight against an all-time great like Cyborg. Many fighters would have crumbled under that Cyborg pressure and she did not. Thus she was given credit on the broadcast.

“But the notion that there is some promotional initiative to push one fighter over another is patently false and absurd. I have called 140-plus shows for the UFC. Never once have I been given a directive like this. Personally, I have always had a great relationship with Cyborg and I hope Cris will read this and understand it is said with 100-percent veracity. I am hopefully she will re-sign with the UFC and get the rematch with Amanda Nunes.”

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Only time will tell if Cyborg re-signs with the UFC or decides to get a breath of fresh air by moving to another promotion.

What do you make of Cyborg’s claims that the commentary team was biased?

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Chael Sonnen: Jon Jones Can’t Sell Out Arenas Because He’s Stupid

Chael Sonnen won’t let up on Jon Jones. The retired ‘American Gangster’ recently said ‘Bones’ has regressed in his abilities because he’s no longer on performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Now, he’s back blasting…

Chael Sonnen won’t let up on Jon Jones. The retired ‘American Gangster’ recently said ‘Bones’ has regressed in his abilities because he’s no longer on performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Now, he’s back blasting Jones’ abilities – or lack thereof – to sell out a fight. Speaking in a recent video on his YouTube channel (transcribed by […]

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Watch: Cris Cyborg Tells Dana White ‘Stop Lying’ Backstage At UFC 240

Cris Cyborg’s deal with the UFC is now expired. The former UFC women’s featherweight champ defeated Felicia Spencer to fulfill the final fight on her previous UFC contract. If she ultimately decides to leave the UFC and sign with a new promotion, it would be disappointing to not see Cyborg rematch Amanda Nunes before she […]

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Cris Cyborg’s deal with the UFC is now expired. The former UFC women’s featherweight champ defeated Felicia Spencer to fulfill the final fight on her previous UFC contract.

If she ultimately decides to leave the UFC and sign with a new promotion, it would be disappointing to not see Cyborg rematch Amanda Nunes before she leaves. The pair first fought back in December at UFC 235, where Nunes walked through Cyborg in under a minute via knockout.

The victory earned “The Lioness” the 145-pound championship. Much back-and-forth between Cyborg and UFC President Dana White was made as to why an immediate rematch didn’t come to fruition. Dana White went as far as saying Cyborg is scared to fight Nunes again, while Cyborg claims she texted White for the rematch immediately after the first fight ended.

At UFC 240 this past weekend, Cyborg was able to confront White on his comments. She documented their face-to-face meeting on her official YouTube channel. Check it out below.

White has said that he’s open to inking Cyborg to a one-fight deal in order to make the rematch happen. However, should Cyborg beat Nunes and regain the championship, there is a championship clause in UFC contracts that would keep Cyborg under contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

The situation is certainly an interesting one, and it will be intriguing to see how things play out over the next few months.

What do you think about Cyborg confronting White backstage at UFC 240?

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UFC 240 Prelims Do Lowest Number Of ESPN Era

The early numbers for last weekend’s UFC 240 preliminary card are not looking good. UFC 240 went down last Saturday (July 27, 2019) from Edmonton. According to MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer, the prelims did a mere 722,000 viewers on ESPN. Tha…

The early numbers for last weekend’s UFC 240 preliminary card are not looking good. UFC 240 went down last Saturday (July 27, 2019) from Edmonton. According to MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer, the prelims did a mere 722,000 viewers on ESPN. That number is the lowest rating since the UFC moved to sports giant ESPN earlier […]

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