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Jackson-Wink photographer repeatedly calls Cris Cyborg a man after Holm loss

A credentialed photographer working in an official capacity for team Jackson-Wink handled Holly Holm’s loss in about the worst way possible.

MMA: UFC 219-Cyborg vs Holm Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Over years as a notable figure in the MMA world, Cris Cyborg has handled her fair share of abuse and vitriol from fans online. From attacks regarding her appearance overall, to questions surrounding her gender, the attacks have come from other fighters such as Ronda Rousey, as well as UFC president Dana White (in an infamous, ugly display).

Much of the more high profile examples of this behavior have subsided lately, as the stance of people like White towards Cyborg has had to soften when she joined the UFC’s ranks. But, that doesn’t mean that everyone in a visible position within the sport has stopped taking the low road in attacking the UFC’s featherweight champion.

Early Sunday morning, Mark Aragon – the official video & media director, as well as photographer for Jackson-Winkeljohn – took to Instagram in an attempt to insult Cyborg after her victory over Jackson-Wink team member Holly Holm.

Aragon’s Instagram post

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This dude is tough as hell! That being said at the press conference he said Holly was the first one to make his nose bleed! You are my hero @hollyholm see you back in the gym. #ufc219

The post has immediately been met with some heavy backlash from others in the media and was deleted shortly afterward.

While the gym isn’t responsible for everything that their employees or representatives do or say, having someone credentialed to an event go out of their way to misgender an opponent for the sake of being petty is unquestionably low. Aragon has not made any comment regarding the matter in the replies to the post, nor has Cyborg nor her team as of this writing.

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