"I Never Felt Comfortable With Him" - Fighter Was Traumatized Because Of Joe Rogan's 'Sexually Harassing' Remarks
Cris Cyborg has revealed Joe Rogan's controversial comments made about her in 2015 had a long-lasting impact on her family.
During an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience alongside Tony Hinchcliffe, the pair made comments that were deemed inappropriate.
Hinchliffe said: "I wouldn't even know where to begin," he said. "Where would I start?"
That then saw Rogan reply: "Her d**k."
"She's the only person who cuts weight by chopping off her dick," Hinchliffe hit back with.
Current Bellator star Cyborg has now launched a fresh attack on the UFC commentator via Twitter.
After listening to @joerogan make jokes that I would be the first @ufc fighter to cut off their penis to make a weight category I never felt comfortable with him as a commentator for my fights and knowing he was working an event of mine always added stress as an athlete https://t.co/OIVcF254FR- :rotating_light: #Bellator267 on @shosports (@criscyborg) September 30, 2021
Cyborg said: "After listening to @joerogan make jokes that I would be the first @ufc fighter to cut off their penis to make a weight category I never felt comfortable with him as a commentator for my fights and knowing he was working an event of mine always added stress as an athlete."
Some combat fans have attempted to argue with Cyborg online but the Brazilian fighter is refusing to back down.
She went on to add that school children repeated the remarks to her daughter, which Cyborg says is a form of 'sexual harassment'.
"Why take it so seriously?" she asked. "No mother deserved to pick their kid up at school because they're crying after all the school kids start repeating Rogan's remarks which really were examples of sexual harassment."
Rogan did apologise for the incident back in 2015 and admitted he'd had a few drinks before recording the podcast.
He also added he didn't intend on hurting her feelings.
Per Bloody Elbow, Rogan said: "I shouldn't have said it, but it's what you say if you're hanging around with comedians, you know? It's what we do. Plus, I had a couple of drinks.
"It was just a dumb thing to do, and I certainly didn't mean it with any malice. I honestly didn't.
"Then Tony elaborated on it and went even deeper with it. That's what you do in a roast. She didn't ask to be roasted, and it's not her fault, but it was in the context of what we were doing.
"Still, I shouldn't have done it, I shouldn't have said it. I do feel bad about it, because I didn't want to hurt her feelings."
Rogan still remains a controversial figure, especially this year following comments made about 'cancel culture'.