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Cris Cyborg admits footage of Dana White confrontation after UFC 240 was doctored, apologizes

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Cris Cyborg has a confession to make.

The former UFC women’s featherweight champion said Friday that footage posted on her official social media accounts of her conversation with Dana White after UFC 240 was doctored.

In the video Cyborg posted after her win over Felicia Spencer last weekend in Edmonton, subtitles showed UFC president White saying to Cyborg, “Listen, whenever you hear me saying stuff, I’m not saying the truth.” That, Cyborg admitted in a social media post, was not what White actually said.

Cyborg said White’s real words were: “Listen, whenever you hear me saying stuff, I’m not saying negative things about you.” The video was falsely edited by her production team, Cyborg said.

“Dana and I have had many disagreements during my career in the UFC, and I have been adamant about standing up for myself in situations where I feel my character and statements have been misrepresented and used against me,” Cyborg wrote. “But I also take pride in being an honest person and a true professional.

“I take full responsibility for the actions that resulted in the edited video being posted on my social media accounts. We were wrong, and I have addressed this issue with my production team so that it doesn’t ever happen again in the future.”

Cyborg apologized to White for posting the video.

“Even though we will continue to disagree about numerous issues, I will always stand up for doing what is right,” she wrote.

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Hey guys, I know that many people saw the video of my confrontation with Dana White after UFC 240 that was posted on my official YouTube channel, Twitter account and Instagram account. I want to let everyone know that the video was edited by my Production Team to make it appear as though Dana told me “and listen whenever you hear me saying stuff, I’m not saying …the truth.” Dana did not say that to me, and the subtitles in the video were incorrect. As you can see from the unedited video, Dana actually said “and listen, whenever you hear me saying stuff, I’m not saying negative things about you.” Dana and I have had many disagreements during my career in the UFC, and I have been adamant about standing up for myself in situations where I feel my character and statements have been misrepresented and used against me. But I also take pride in being an honest person and a true professional. I take full responsibility for the actions that resulted in the edited video being posted on my social media accounts. We were wrong, and I have addressed this issue with my Production Team so that it doesn’t ever happen again in the future. ​Finally, I want to apologize to Dana White for posting the video. Even though we will continue to disagree about numerous issues, I will always stand up for doing what is right. •••••••••

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On Friday, White said in an interview with the UFC that he will not match any offers Cyborg receives from any other promotions. The Spencer fight was the last of Cyborg’s contract. It is just a matter of time now until the UFC and Cyborg officially part ways, White said.

Cyborg, who signed with the UFC in 2016, has had a rocky relationship with White dating back to even before she was in the promotion.

In the Spencer fight, Cyborg rebounded from a first-round knockout loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 last December. Cyborg lost the 145-pound title in that bout.




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