Cyborg Reacts To Gender-Based Insults From Jackson-Winkeljohn

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Cyborg may have scored her first UFC title defense over former bantamweight champion Holly Holm at last weekend’s UFC 219, but she was made to unnecessarily suffer some unneeded insults at the hands of Holm’s Team JacksonWink.

A photographer for the team named Marc Aragon made an Instagram post in the hours after the fight which repeatedly called Cyborg a ‘dude’ and ‘he,’ making it seem like a serious case of sour grapes from a losing side. The post was later deleted.

Obviously it’s nothing new for Cyborg, who has been made the butt of gender-based jokes from former UFC athlete Angela Magana, whom Cyborg attacked at last year’s UFC Athlete Retreat after a long smear campaign online, and even Octagon commentator Joe Rogan, whose ill-advised genitalia joke about Cyborg in the aftermath of 2015’s UFC 193 drew much attention.

Understandably sick of it, Cyborg issued her own post on Instagram clarifying her views on the verbal assault, adding that Aragon should apologize for the insults or have his credentials to UFC events revoked:

It is not acceptable for an official representative of @hollyholm @jacksonwink_mma to call me transgender following my Fight. Their official photographer was given a backstage credential to attend the @UFC and I expect an apology or their ability to get credentials for future UFC events to be affected by these actions. @ma2_media 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 Não é aceitável que um representante oficial da @hollyholm @jacksonwink_mma me ligue transgênero na sequência da minha luta. Seu fotógrafo oficial recebeu uma credencial de bastidores para participar do @UFC e espero que uma desculpa ou sua capacidade de obter credenciais para futuros eventos do @ufc_brasil sejam afetadas por essas ações.

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Cyborg called Aragon’s insults ‘unacceptable’ and expressed desire for him to come clean on the transgender insults:

It is not acceptable for an official representative of @hollyholm@jacksonwink_mma to call me transgender following my Fight. Their official photographer was given a backstage credential to attend the @UFC and I expect an apology or their ability to get credentials for future UFC events to be affected by these actions. @ma2_media

As noted by MMA Fighting, Team JacksonWink has been deemed insensitive towards transgender issues before, with a Twitter account tweeting and deleting (again) a link to an old Instagram post that appeared to speak out against the controversial transgender bathroom laws:

WTF

A post shared by Mike Winkeljohn (@mmacoachwink) on

Not surprisingly, the post got a mixed bag of reactions from the community that was similar to the polarizing, divided climate on many prominent, socially-relevant issues today.

In terms of fighting, Cyborg is justified in speaking out another tired instance of being made fun of for her appearance, because it’s clear that she’s one of the most talented and dominant fighters in the sport regardless of how she looks. As for JacksonWink, well, it’s simply not a good look for a highly-regarded team that is going through a disturbing streak of in-the-cage defeats.

Perhaps that’s making them a bit on edge.

  • deepgrim

    The amount of pathetic comments you see about cyborg’s appearance is really sad. If you want to insult her, then the fact that she was a steroid user is the way to go- not that anyone at jacksons have the right to insult anyone over steroid use, when they have a gym full of cheaters and their fighters have been on major lose streaks since usada have turned up.

    • Jimmy Chamberlain

      do you really think she stopped using steroids and stuff ….she still on the juice she only flying under the radar now and using stuff usada did not find yet and put on the banned list and nothing for nothing she dose look like a man she did it to herself it changed her bone structure and female features are gone come on bro

      • Carlton Smith

        Cyborg was tested 20 times in 2017… stop being a little bitch and respect her for be the female GOAT!!

        • OneFootFriendly

          Aha!

          She’s not an ugly chick,
          she’s a handsome goat.

      • deepgrim

        Usada is catching a lot of people these days and their testing methods are evolving, so i think it is hard to believe that only cyborgs team have found an efficient way to cheat the tests, when some of the biggest stars in the sport cant cheat them.
        Right now i think she does look like she is off the juice and she has definitely lost a bit of muscle mass, she was definitely cheating for a long time in the past.

    • OneFootFriendly

      ” …then the fact that she was a steroid user is the way to go-…”

      That too, but its all fair game IMO.

      Not with some people, who like to play victim about somebody making gender based insults or fun of somebody’s looks, and ten turn around and make the vilest gender and race based insults and fun of peoples looks when you disagree with them.

      So its all fair game with me, becasue I believe in equality.

      I’m not a liar who says that I do, and then hurls insults and plays victim at the same time and expects special rules when it suits me.

      She looks like a dude.
      Would you fck it?
      And if you would do you consider yourself a heterosexual.