MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #117: UFC Athlete Retreat Scoop, Cyborg vs Magana + Reebok Backlash

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On this edition of The MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast, Karyn Bryant and UFC Welterweight Alan Jouban discuss some of the biggest stories that emerged from the latest UFC Athlete Retreat, including the scuffle between Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Angela Magana, Kajan Johnson’s outburst at the Reebok panel, the rumored dustup between Jeremy Stephens and Mike Perry and more. They also discuss Rory MacDonald’s win over Paul Daley at Bellator 179 and the upcoming UFC Stockholm main event between Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira.

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142 Comments on "MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #117: UFC Athlete Retreat Scoop, Cyborg vs Magana + Reebok Backlash"

  1. Lesson #1As an experienced Labor Organizer I can tell you that fighters are no different than other workers. No matter the profession (e.g. farmworkers, teachers, janitors, psychologists, ETC) the story is the same: 20% hate unions no matter what you say; 20% will support the union no matter what; and 60% are undecided, scared sheep waiting to align with the winning side.Basically, 60% can't lead themselves and support a cause that will mostly likely lead to improved working conditions and inevitably financial stability and security.

  2. Lesson #1As an experienced Labor Organizer I can tell you that fighters are no different than other workers. No matter the profession (e.g. farmworkers, teachers, janitors, psychologists, ETC) the story is the same: 20% hate unions no matter what you say; 20% will support the union no matter what; and 60% are undecided, scared sheep waiting to align with the winning side.Basically, 60% can't lead themselves and support a cause that will mostly likely lead to improved working conditions and inevitably financial stability and security.

  3. Angela Magana 'the disgusting one' realized she could attempt to extort this for a payday taking a break from conning the UFC refusing to fight to collect her annual 3 un-fought fight cheque’s 2 going on 3 years straight uninjured…. Angela Magana the lowest of the low on every level you look at it and you don’t have to dig deep.

    Angela Magana's only contribution to the UFC besides losing in abysmal fashion, embarrassing the company with her online conduct as well as spreading nude images while representing them, urinating on a live broadcast while losing one of her 5 straight losses since 2011 (after her last big win against a 3-7 opponent) and scamming the company’s policy which god knows why she hasn’t been cut for already. Is potentially losing us (the MMA fans) and the company one of the biggest names in women’s MMA who has an entire division built and planned around her… In short Angela Magana is a terrible human being and needs to be flushed out finally.

  4. Angela Magana is a mediocre Strawweight in a 4 loss streak who is friends with under achiever Rowdy Bec Rawlings who has trash talked Cris Cyborg too. I bet these two decided to harass Cris during the UFC retrait. It's the ONLY way loosers Magana and Rawlings get to be in the midia and call UFC audience attention: by grossly offending a MMA superstar such as Cristiane Cyborg. Magana is a low life looking for publicity, also making money selling the video and sueing for money.

  5. Angela Magana is a mediocre Strawweight in a 4 loss streak who is friends with under achiever Rowdy Bec Rawlings who has trash talked Cris Cyborg too. I bet these two decided to harass Cris during the UFC retrait. It's the ONLY way loosers Magana and Rawlings get to be in the midia and call UFC audience attention: by grossly offending a MMA superstar such as Cristiane Cyborg. Magana is a low life looking for publicity, also making money selling the video and sueing for money.

  6. Taken from mmamania.com:-
    “I pushed Jeremy Stephens to the ground,” he said. “We were at the Snoop
    Dogg concert. Cris ‘Cyborg’ had punched that one girl in the face on
    the second day. On the first night, they got between a couple of
    fighters, but they didn’t even touch each other. But, then Jeremy
    Stephens tried to dance up on my girl, and he knew it was my girl. It
    was at the end of the night. Snoop had already come out, and I had been
    killing it, dancing with my girl all night. Jeremy Stephens walks up on
    her, and mid hip-thrust, as he was about to maybe make contact with her
    body, I pushed that mother fucker hard as I could, double-hand to his
    chest, and he fell on the ground. He was mad as hell, but he didn’t do
    shit. He was trying to be a dick, but he’s 145 pounds, he doesn’t want
    these problems,” Perry continued. “Who the fuck is that guy, bro?”

  7. Taken from mmamania.com:-
    “I pushed Jeremy Stephens to the ground,” he said. “We were at the Snoop
    Dogg concert. Cris ‘Cyborg’ had punched that one girl in the face on
    the second day. On the first night, they got between a couple of
    fighters, but they didn’t even touch each other. But, then Jeremy
    Stephens tried to dance up on my girl, and he knew it was my girl. It
    was at the end of the night. Snoop had already come out, and I had been
    killing it, dancing with my girl all night. Jeremy Stephens walks up on
    her, and mid hip-thrust, as he was about to maybe make contact with her
    body, I pushed that mother fucker hard as I could, double-hand to his
    chest, and he fell on the ground. He was mad as hell, but he didn’t do
    shit. He was trying to be a dick, but he’s 145 pounds, he doesn’t want
    these problems,” Perry continued. “Who the fuck is that guy, bro?”

    • Papa John von Illa von Atzigen Oh you must have forgot that happen before she was in UFC . Genius. As well as joe rogan and company insinuating she had a penis. Why didn't she punch them in the face? I'll wait for your response.

    • Stupid question. Easy Answer.

      First of all they arent just walking around on a retreat togethere where they will even come intocontact with eachother. So thats the most obvious reason.

      Next, Dana is her Boss, Joe is also top of the UFC food chain, she can only express her displeasure at their comments. Which she has.

      Another reason, as a fighter you should know better, as a woman bringing another woman down based on her looks is low. Being oth a fighter and a female, and then when confronted…her response is "FUCK YOU i'll do what i want."

      Well….shit…she was asking for it.

    • Aaron Naylor why don't you tell us since you obviously know what Cyborg is thinking. They are dudes who aren't fighters in the ufc, therefore, not her peers. Magana deserved that shit. Joe Rogan is a stand up comedian. …so why try to compare them….genius.

    • Papa John von Illa von Atzigen Oh you must have forgot that happen before she was in UFC . Genius. As well as joe rogan and company insinuating she had a penis. Why didn't she punch them in the face? I'll wait for your response.

    • Stupid question. Easy Answer.

      First of all they arent just walking around on a retreat togethere where they will even come intocontact with eachother. So thats the most obvious reason.

      Next, Dana is her Boss, Joe is also top of the UFC food chain, she can only express her displeasure at their comments. Which she has.

      Another reason, as a fighter you should know better, as a woman bringing another woman down based on her looks is low. Being oth a fighter and a female, and then when confronted…her response is "FUCK YOU i'll do what i want."

      Well….shit…she was asking for it.

  8. Angela magana has been harassing cyborg for 3 years.shes damn near obsessed. Ppl who say that cyborg shouldn't be hitting magana because of size r the same ones who ok with werdum kicking Edmond.

  9. Angela magana has been harassing cyborg for 3 years.shes damn near obsessed. Ppl who say that cyborg shouldn't be hitting magana because of size r the same ones who ok with werdum kicking Edmond.

    • If Angela and or Bec want to have randy social media personas, fine, that's there business. But leave the good fighters alone..neither have earned it to trash them. Bec got KOed by PVZ. If that isn't good reason to stay humble, I don't know what is.

    • If Angela and or Bec want to have randy social media personas, fine, that's there business. But leave the good fighters alone..neither have earned it to trash them. Bec got KOed by PVZ. If that isn't good reason to stay humble, I don't know what is.

    • Apparently according to Angela…the UFC told her to do so…

      The UFC is trying to find a reason to get rid of Cyborg. How about all these other incidents that happened that you don't hear about.

      What bout Cody choking the fuck out of TJ any chance he gets lol, dont see why police need to be involved kmt. This just gives UFC time to figure out some next way of dodging Cyborg.

      I'm praying Cyborg becomes champion to spite the UFC and Dana.

  10. I just give my money to Nike, I didn't know they had slave labor and sweat shops. That's kind of like the Reebok deal; we just pay UFC, we didn't know it would screw every fighter except the top five guys

  11. I just give my money to Nike, I didn't know they had slave labor and sweat shops. That's kind of like the Reebok deal; we just pay UFC, we didn't know it would screw every fighter except the top five guys

  12. Fight news that came out since the last podcast:
    On Sunday it was confirmed that August 5 UFC Fight Night 114- will be Sergio Pettis vs Brandon Moreno.

    Tuesday NIght Brett Okamoto of ESPN confirmed that Cody Garbrandt is out of UFC 213 with his back issues. The new main event is for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevenceko 2. 2nd year in a row Amanda main events IFW. What will happen when the belt is on the line. Co Main Event No 1 contendership for the Middleweight Championship 1. Yoel Romero vs 3. Robert Whittaker

    They are targeting in Seattle possible UFC 215 Demetrious Johnson vs TJ Dillashaw for the UFC Flyweight Championship One attempts to make history one wants to rewrite it. The possible date will be August 19th. Sure we will find out more once they lock down a date, they dont have anything past Pettis vs. Moreno locked

  13. Fight news that came out since the last podcast:
    On Sunday it was confirmed that August 5 UFC Fight Night 114- will be Sergio Pettis vs Brandon Moreno.

    Tuesday NIght Brett Okamoto of ESPN confirmed that Cody Garbrandt is out of UFC 213 with his back issues. The new main event is for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevenceko 2. 2nd year in a row Amanda main events IFW. What will happen when the belt is on the line. Co Main Event No 1 contendership for the Middleweight Championship 1. Yoel Romero vs 3. Robert Whittaker

    They are targeting in Seattle possible UFC 215 Demetrious Johnson vs TJ Dillashaw for the UFC Flyweight Championship One attempts to make history one wants to rewrite it. The possible date will be August 19th. Sure we will find out more once they lock down a date, they dont have anything past Pettis vs. Moreno locked

  14. So cool we got a podcast this week with Alan recovering from the retreat and his busy schelude. Before the UFC stuff, I want to say about Rory. Rory got his confidence back. Wished he did his stand up with Daley. With that win, Rory is the no 1 contender for their welterweight Championship.

    It was cool that Alan give us his POV on the Retreat, heard so many versions of what happened. Sounded like for established fighters, this was a chance to met Ari and Patrick of WME-IMG and or get a fight lined up. I had a feeling with 300 fighters there it would be a case of a compastible engine waiting to pop. Glad Sean has confidence in Alan. I knew they would like him when he stepped up to met Gunnar Nelson in his last fight. Cool Alan has a 4 fight deal locked in. Karyn is right, its the new norm for fighters to fight out their contract. Some people were making a big deal when Gegard's contract was up. I felt like for the established fighters it was a case to met the new owners and for them to gain the confidence of the fighters like that would happen. The card that Alan hopes to get on is when the UFC will be back in the states, its the last card before International Fight Week.

    i saw online that Jessica Penne had tweeted that the Anescher guy was drunk as a skunk. It like these fighters like Alan are kicking butt and trying to put butts in seats and all u hear is how great Conor Mcgregor. I was surprised Kajan spoke up. He fought 3 times in the UFC. He is 2-1 and hasnt fought since September of 2015.

    Felt like Angela Magana went there to be relevant she sucks. She is 11-8 and is on a 5 fight losing streak.Long story short she claims she suiffered a head injury and a cervical sprain, I saw the video and all Cris did was bitch slap her. Bec Rawlings wanted to sell the video to TMZ. Angela shouldnt be in the UFC. Cris is the victim of ambulance chasing lawyers trying to make a payday plain and simple. I know Cris and Dana haven't had a good relationship. Cris ran into Megan Anderson. They want to fight each other. They did their own stare down I saw on twitter. Like they could promote the fight better than UFC.

    UFC Fight Night 109- Gus vs Glover is a good card for the Stockholm audience. LOL! I hate the time change. According to my tv schelude. Saturday Morning at 9AM on FS2 is the weigh in show. Sunday morning at 10AM on FS1 is the prefight show, 11AM is the prelims, 1PM is the main card, they will be back on FS1 for the post show. I am going with Gus too. I saw online he had a new child, so that should give him the motivation that they need.

  15. So cool we got a podcast this week with Alan recovering from the retreat and his busy schelude. Before the UFC stuff, I want to say about Rory. Rory got his confidence back. Wished he did his stand up with Daley. With that win, Rory is the no 1 contender for their welterweight Championship.

    It was cool that Alan give us his POV on the Retreat, heard so many versions of what happened. Sounded like for established fighters, this was a chance to met Ari and Patrick of WME-IMG and or get a fight lined up. I had a feeling with 300 fighters there it would be a case of a compastible engine waiting to pop. Glad Sean has confidence in Alan. I knew they would like him when he stepped up to met Gunnar Nelson in his last fight. Cool Alan has a 4 fight deal locked in. Karyn is right, its the new norm for fighters to fight out their contract. Some people were making a big deal when Gegard's contract was up. I felt like for the established fighters it was a case to met the new owners and for them to gain the confidence of the fighters like that would happen. The card that Alan hopes to get on is when the UFC will be back in the states, its the last card before International Fight Week.

    i saw online that Jessica Penne had tweeted that the Anescher guy was drunk as a skunk. It like these fighters like Alan are kicking butt and trying to put butts in seats and all u hear is how great Conor Mcgregor. I was surprised Kajan spoke up. He fought 3 times in the UFC. He is 2-1 and hasnt fought since September of 2015.

    Felt like Angela Magana went there to be relevant she sucks. She is 11-8 and is on a 5 fight losing streak.Long story short she claims she suiffered a head injury and a cervical sprain, I saw the video and all Cris did was bitch slap her. Bec Rawlings wanted to sell the video to TMZ. Angela shouldnt be in the UFC. Cris is the victim of ambulance chasing lawyers trying to make a payday plain and simple. I know Cris and Dana haven't had a good relationship. Cris ran into Megan Anderson. They want to fight each other. They did their own stare down I saw on twitter. Like they could promote the fight better than UFC.

    UFC Fight Night 109- Gus vs Glover is a good card for the Stockholm audience. LOL! I hate the time change. According to my tv schelude. Saturday Morning at 9AM on FS2 is the weigh in show. Sunday morning at 10AM on FS1 is the prefight show, 11AM is the prelims, 1PM is the main card, they will be back on FS1 for the post show. I am going with Gus too. I saw online he had a new child, so that should give him the motivation that they need.

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