Strikeforce’s 145-pound women’s champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos tested positive for steroids. Can you believe this woman might have enhanced herself with steroids? f you’re a fan of women’s MMA I don’t need to tell you that this is very, very, very bad for the sport.
ESPN’s Josn Gross has the details:
The California State Athletic Commission on Friday announced it suspended the license of Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos for one year, fined her $2,500 and changed a Dec. 17 victory to a “no decision.”
A urine sample dropped the day before her title defense against Hiroko Yamanka came back positive for stanozolol metabolites, the CSAC revealed. Santos’ sample was observed by a CSAC representative and sent to a World Anti-Doping Agency facility at UCLA.
Dana White told ESPN Radio that Cyborg’s positive test “pretty much kills the 145 pound division.” I’ll say it again – That is not good. There are two women’s weight classes in Strikeforce. Strikeforce is the only major promotion that promotes women’s MMA. Aside from Cyborg, there is not a single woman that anyone gives a shit about in that division. People loved Gina Carano, but Cyborg and Hollywood retired her more than two years ago. And now Cyborg will miss a year and fight the rest of her career with an asterisks attached to her name.