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Photographer Who Called Cris Cyborg a Man Banned From Cagefights

Photographer Who Called Cris Cyborg a Man Banned From Cagefights

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By    |   Wednesday, 03 January 2018 12:57 PM

The photographer who called Cris Cyborg a man on social media has been banned from cage fights and stripped of his credentials at all UFC events, MMA Junkie reported.

The incident arose from Cyborg's win over Holly Holm in a five-round women's Featherweight title fight on Saturday, MMA Mania noted.

The following day Mark Aragon, the official photographer for Holm's gym, Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA, took to Instagram to slate the new Featherweight champ, questioning her gender and referring to her as a "he" and "dude."

The post was later deleted after garnering backlash, but not before being shared to Twitter and captured in a screenshot by the Bloody Elbow.

In response to the incident, the UFC released a statement announcing that Aragon would not be allowed access to future affiliated events.

"UFC is aware and troubled with the recent statements made by a social media representative from the Jackson-Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico as it concerns women's featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg," the organization said, according to MMA Fighting.

"UFC does not condone or tolerate the remarks that were used. The organization has reached out to the JacksonWink team to inform them that the individual in question will not be granted access for future events."

Cyborg responded to Aragon's comments in a post on Instagram, stating it was "unacceptable" for the photographer to call her "transgender" after her fight.

"Their [Jackson-Winkeljohn] 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," she said.

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Photographer Mark Aragon was reportedly banned from cage fights and stripped of his credentials at all UFC events after calling Cris Cyborg a man on social media.
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