"I would never spit on an opponent, I just yelled at a really disrespectful one," Cummins tweeted.
A rumor got started that Cummins had spit in Gutierrez's face after defeating her just 32 seconds into the first round of their BAMMA USA fight, because the ladies had a bit of a personal feud brewing in the lead-up to the bout.
MMA fighter Jeff Wright was the first to comment on the situation on a social media platform. "Looked like Cummins spit on Gutierrez after the armbar at @BammaUSA. True?" he tweeted.
Gutierrez says on her Twitter feed that Cummins spit on her after the fight, but "The Panther" denies it. "Just to make it clear... I did NOT spit in my opponents face... I wouldn't do that watch the fight yourselves," Cummins tweeted.
As the story would go, Gutierrez's friend, California model Ashley Sidener, had commented on an Instagram photo of Cummins from the BAMMA USA weigh-ins and accused her of having "cottage cheese" thighs.
Obviously that was very upsetting to Cummins, so the ladies got in each other's faces at the event's official weigh-ins.
After the fight, Cummins' coach, Jason Manly, announced via Twitter that Gutierrez's friend had also sent inappropriate text messages to "The Panther" the night before the fights.
"I know she's a big name and that's part of the reason why I wanted to fight her," Cummins said just days before taking on the veteran striker. "I know she has quick hands and more experience than me, but I think I'm going to be more dangerous and a better athlete all around. I just feel like I'm going to be more dangerous in all aspects of the fight, so I'm feeling pretty good about it.
"I would love to have a knockout or a submission. Either one of those I would be fine with. I definitely don't want it to go to a decision. Yeah I just want to finish her."
Cummins would end up needing just 32 seconds to submit Gutierrez with an armbar.