Report: Cris Cyborg, Angela Magana Come to Blows at UFC Athlete Retreat

Steven Rondina@srondinaFeatured ColumnistMay 21, 2017

Cris "Cyborg" Justino
Cris "Cyborg" JustinoBuda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

To the surprise of very few, the UFC Athlete Retreat saw tensions build and eventually erupt on a few different fronts. While some of it was civil, such as Kajan Johnson speaking out against the Reebok deal and an allegedly drunk image consultant, some of it was less so.

On Sunday afternoon, according to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, a Twitter altercation between The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 competitor Angela Magana and longtime elite featherweight Cris "Cyborg" Justino turned physical, with Cyborg punching Magana.

Update (May 22, 2:29 p.m. ET): 

Video has emerged of the punch, courtesy of CagePages.com. You can check it out here:

Update (May 21, 11:32 p.m. ET):

Magana discussed  her physical state, and added that she is pressing charges against Cyborg after talking with police officers that were called in by the UFC following the incident:

--End of Update--

Video has not yet surfaced, but other fighters at the event were quick to confirm that the scuffle took place, with UFC strawweight (and Magana training partner) Bec Rawlings stating that Magana is sporting a "busted lip" from the altercation:

A post would appear on Cyborg's Twitter account not long after, though it appears unlikely that the post came from Cyborg herself:

Magana later posted the following on Twitter, though it is unclear whether she was serious:

Magana (11-8) hasn't competed in the Octagon since her 2015 loss to Michelle Waterson but has popped up on the social media feeds of basically every MMA fan at one point or another due to her numerous extremely NSFW beefs. Cyborg has been on the receiving end of ugliness from Magana, with the strawweight taking swipes at her over her appearance and her recent issues with the USADA.

BJPenn.com's Chris Taylor, was the first to report police were involved in the incident:

This comes at a bad time for both women, but is especially tricky for Cyborg, who will potentially be dealing with police at a shaky stage in her career. This is an important story to watch over the coming months, so stay tuned for more on Cyborg's future.

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