Recently, Priscilla Cachoeira posted an apology video on her Instagram account addressing the blatant eye-gouging attempt captured at UFC 269. The Brazilian fighter pulled a dirty move during the flyweight bout against Gillian Robertson. Cachoeira was in deep trouble in round 1 – and instead of defending the submission she opted to try to cheat her way out of it. Robertson still managed to make her tap.
So dirty.#UFC269 pic.twitter.com/FrK63LXzKG
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) December 11, 2021
Eye gouging out of a choke is a tap
— Jack Slack (@JackSlackMMA) December 12, 2021
In a video she uploaded on her Instagram Story, her coach was the one who apologized on her behalf. While she just stood there looking at the camera and nodded a few times.
“Good evening, everybody. I just want to thank my opponent, Gillian Robertson, for taking the fight. I just want to apologize for what happened during the fight. It was not intentional. I want to thank all of you who cheer for me and are behind me, and have a good night everybody.”
Cachoeira is known to be a slick fighter. In her fight with Molly McCann back in 2019, she delivered a kick when McCann was trying to high-five her. She also missed weight by three pounds prior to her fight with Robertson.
Cachoeira – as classy as she is skilled pic.twitter.com/BAC2BjyBjM
— Jack Slack (@JackSlackMMA) May 15, 2021
Her action obviously got on MMA fans’ nerves. Many people dislike her and insult her online, to the point that she disabled her Instagram’s comment section. Some fans who have access to Wikipedia changed some of her information.
Her nickname was changed from “Zombie Girl” to “Eye gouger” and her weight also became “Missing weight”.
Even though she won all of her 8 fights outside the UFC, Cachoeira clearly isn’t doing well in the UFC. She joined the UFC in 2018 and only won 2 out of 6 fights. Her total MMA records consisted of 10 wins and 4 losses.
Robertson wasn’t pleased about the way the referee reacted:
“I’m definitely just hoping that the ref stops the fight at that point. I don’t even think he even gave her a warning.”@savage_ufc explains what she was thinking when Priscila Cachoeira was gouging her eyes.
Full #UFC269 post-fight scrum ▶️ https://t.co/8VLNvJ2yFB pic.twitter.com/0xRqbv6shE
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) December 12, 2021
Priscilla Cachoeira learned that RNC escape technique from this guy. #UFC269 pic.twitter.com/Y1DKBBf3Oc
— MacMally? (@MacMallyMMA) December 11, 2021
DC might of not watched film on Cachoeira but she definitely watched film on DC with those eye pokes pic.twitter.com/XTirSwxw6o
— Keith Peterson(Parody) (@KPetersonUFC) December 11, 2021
Cachoeira when that the RNC got locked up #UFC269 pic.twitter.com/kJoqiWBwtD
— Shed Boy (@Callum_JN) December 11, 2021
Those eye gouges should not be overlooked. That could cause a career- or life-altering injury. Some kind of discipline needs to be taken on Cachoeira. It’s just unacceptable. #UFC269
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) December 11, 2021
Love seeing Joe Rogan call out Priscila Cachoeira for all the cheating she did in this fight. #UFC269
— Adam Martin (@MMAdamMartin) December 11, 2021
In vídeo of social media, Priscila Cachoeira send a apologize message to Gillian Robertson:
“I want to apologize from my mistakes. I Just apologize Gillian. It’s not intentional. I’ll will comeback stronger after that.” #UFC269 pic.twitter.com/XPHzz28xeF
— Bruno Massami (Бруно Массами) (@BrMassami) December 12, 2021
Right before the horn!@savage_ufc sank in the submission win ? #UFC269 pic.twitter.com/KIDomTjkF6
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 11, 2021
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