Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has made it clear she has absolutely no sympathy for Angela Magana after she was punched by Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino at the recent ‘UFC Athlete Retreat’ in Las Vegas.
“That was a great day for me, I thought it was wonderful,” Tate told reporters during a UFC 212 Q&A when asked about the incident. “I wish she would have punched Angela harder. Angela is a bully, you know? She’s like a child who never grew up.”
‘Cyborg’ was cited for assault in relation to the incident, but the Brazilian star was reported to have been driven to get physical with her due to the fact that Magana had waged a cyber-bullying campaign against her for some time beforehand.
“It’s not right,” Tate said. “And I think that there should be harsher consequences for people who publicly bully people on the internet in person, everything. So, I think she had it coming, and I don’t blame Cyborg a bit.”
Tate is far from the only female fighter to have spoken out in support of ‘Cyborg’, while former UFC star Brandon Vera even went as far as to ban Magana from his Alliance MMA gym.
Magana had initially remained defiant against the backlash she received in relation to the altercation, appearing to revel in the fact that ‘Cyborg’ had been in charged and indicating her intention to sue, but she has now deleted her Instagram account and hasn’t posted on her Twitter page in over a week.
Watch Tate’s UFC 212 media Q&A in full below.