The physical confrontation between “Cyborg” Cristiane Justino and Angela Magana may have started and ended in a heartbeat but the fallout is just beginning.
Justino, 31, has been cited for misdemeanor battery after her May 21 altercation with Magana. TMZ Sports was first to report the news on Monday afternoon, while MMAJunkie's additional reporting confirmed details of the incident and citation with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
This past Sunday at approximately 2:30 p.m. PT, during the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Athlete Retreat in Las Vegas, a feud that began on social media between Justino, the former Invicta Fighting Championships and Strikeforce women's featherweight champion, and UFC strawweight Angela Magana turned physical when Justino confronted Magana and punched her before the altercation was broken up by witnesses.
Following the incident, Magana tweeted that she was a victim of “roid rage,” that UFC officials had called the police and that she would press charges against the 145-pound star.
TMZ Sports' report stated that a doctor at a local Las Vegas hospital diagnosed A.M. with an "acute head injury, cervical strain, and laceration of the lip." MMAJunkie's follow-up with Officer Larry Hadfield of the LVMPD confirmed that the Clark County district attorney’s office would now determine whether to bring criminal charges against Justino. Charged with misdemeanor battery, Justino faces a potential six-month jail sentecne and $1,000 fine, though she may face just community service.
Following TMZ Sports' initial story, Magana tweeted that the outlet's story was “grossly inaccurate,” and asked for others to wait for the police report for accurate details. The UFC has continued to decline comment on the developing situation.