Cris Cyborg Avoids Battery Charges Following Fine, Anger Management Class
UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is free and clear from a battery charge levied against her last year following an altercation with Angela Magana.
Cyborg was originally cited for a misdemeanor battery charge after she got into a physical altercation with Magana at the UFC fighter retreat in Las Vegas. The situation unfolded after Magana had made several social media posts insulting Cyborg and the Brazilan confronted her about it when they finally came face to face.
Ultimately, Cyborg submitted a plea where she paid a fine and completed an anger management class to avoid any charges being filed against her.
Cyborg revealed the news on her website on Thursday.
“The entire experience was a learning opportunity,” Cyborg said. “After the completion of my anger management class, I feel I have gained additional tools which will help me make better decisions on how to handle the negative effects of online bullying and harassment within the work place.
“I am glad to move forward from the experience and have already started to create a national anti bullying program which I hope will help others dealing with similar examples of online bullying to find positive outcomes while empowering them with the self confidence it requires to move past the experience.”
As part of the plea agreement, Cyborg was also required to avoid further police entanglements for the next six months or face a potential jail sentence.
In regards to her fight career, Cyborg is just two months removed from a first round drubbing of former Invicta FC champion Yana Kunitskaya and she’s now awaiting word from the UFC on her next title defense.
As for Magana, she was released from the UFC following her last loss to Amanda Cooper at UFC 218 this past December.