Many, many, many moons ago, movie makers were looking to make a sequel to the live action Masters of the Universe movie starring Dolph Lundgren, and film it in North Carolina. Auditions were held for childrens’ roles in Wilmington, and i was one of many (i assume) kids who tried out to be in a movie with He-Man. Alas, the film company had some financial difficulties and the project was scrapped; i never got another chance to be Macaulay Culkin before Macaulay Culkin. The film company had already spent something like 2 milllion dollars producing costumes and sets for the movie, and wanted to re-purpose them to recoup some of the cash they’d put up, so they banged out a script about a dystopian future of plague and anarchy, hired Jean-Claude Van Damme, and that’s how the movie Cyborg came about. All that is 100% true, by the way.
I tell you that because i have no idea how Cristiane Justino Venancio Santos came into existence, although if you told me 2 million dollars, He-Man, surgical bionics augmentation, and JCVD were involved, i’d believe you. Cyborg is just that scary.
Well, just when you thought it was safe to go back to Strikeforce as a 145 pound woman, FullContactFighter is reporting that Cris Cyborg has renewed her contract with the company, and will return to smash any and all comers starting as soon as the find women crazy enough to fight her.
Details are non-existent at this time, simply a report from Santos’ manager/trainer Master Rudimar Fedrigo that negotiations finally panned out, money was agreed to, and the Strikeforce Women’s Middleweight Champion is back under contract and ready to destroy.
Still no word on why Gina Carano pulled out of her last fight.
** UPDATE: MMAjunkie reports that Strikeforce is unable to confirm that Santos has re-signed. So……yeah.