Cris Cyborg has continued her assault on the UFC, this time criticising colour-commentator Joe Rogan for his coverage of her UFC 240 clash with Felicia Spencer last weekend.
The narrative that came out of the fight was one that shone quite a bit of light on the underdog Spencer and her toughness and grit.
Although the fight was still quite a dominant performance from the former-champion, the expectation when she fights is always that she’ll be able to produce the knockout and while the win was a good one, there was the feeling that Spencer was getting a bit too much credit from the commentary team.
In a recent interview with The Score, Cyborg gave her take on the famed commentator Rogan and his work during their fight.
“The commentator has a lot of influence like the UFC have a lot of influence, because they have a lot of media behind it, like Dana White. But you have to be real, you can not be on people’s side because ‘I like my favourite fighter so I’m going to help this guy.
“The MMA world works like this. When I started training, I didn’t know about all these things. I just figured it out now. It’s sad. But you [should] do your job as a commentator. Do your best, but do your best and don’t pick sides. Just watch the fight and speak real, but these people don’t speak real and aren’t honest.”
These comments come in the wake of Cyborg’s rather public feud with UFC president Dana White, leaving her future in the UFC up in the air to a certain extent.
Although the rematch with Amanda Nunes seems to be the most logical next step for both fighters, with the relationship between Justino and the UFC seemingly in tatters, who knows exactly what the next few months will hold for the former featherweight queen.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena