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Cris Cyborg Tests Positive for Steroids, Stripped of Strikeforce Title

Bad news for…well, everybody, really. The California State Athletic Commission put out a press release earlier today announcing that Strikeforce featherwight champion Cristiane “Cris Cyborg” Santos — the most dominant female fighter in the history of the sport — has tested positive for an anabolic steroid. As a result, her license has been suspended, and the result of her last win over Hiroko Yamanaka on December 17th will be changed to a no-contest. Here’s the full release via BloodyElbow:


Mixed Martial Arts fighter tested positive for anabolic steroid in December 16, 2011 test

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has suspended the license of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Cristiane Justino Santos, better known in MMA circles as Cris Cyborg, and has fined her $2,500 as the result of a positive test for a banned substance.

Santos’ December 16, 2011 drug test came back positive for stanozolol metabolites. CSAC learned of the test results December 23, 2011 and suspended Santos’s license, with the suspension applied retroactively to December 16, 2011. In accordance with Rule 368, the result of her last fight between Hiroko Yamanaka will be changed to a “No Decision”.

“Our primary concern is for the health and safety of fighters,” said CSAC Executive Officer George Dodd. “Anabolic agents and other banned substances put not only the users of those agents at risk, but their opponents as well. The commission simply will not tolerate their use.”

The use of certain substances, including anabolic steroids, is prohibited under the Commission’s regulations, and CSAC has among the toughest drug testing standards of any Athletic Commission in the country. It is the only commission that requires urine samples to be taken in the presence of a commission representative prior to a bout.

Santos’s provision of a urine sample was observed by a CSAC representative and the sample was sent to the World Anti-doping Agency test facility at the University of California, Los Angeles. Santos has the right to appeal the suspension of her license.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker responded with the following official statement:

Strikeforce has not seen the test results regarding Ms. Santos. However, we have a consistent and strong stance against any use of performance-enhancing drugs. We also have a long history of supporting effective drug testing of athletes by authorized regulatory bodies. Therefore, we will closely monitor the matter and will work with the California State Athletic Commission regarding any information we may be asked to provide. We also recognize that Ms. Santos has administrative process rights under California law and we hope that she is not prejudged before she has the opportunity to exercise such rights.”

UFC president Dana White added on ESPN radio that Santos’s positive drug test will cost her the Strikeforce featherweight title, and will effectively lead to the end of the women’s 145-pound division:

We were going to hold that division and just do fights with ‘Cyborg’ whenever there was a new contender,” White told ESPN Radio on Friday. “She’s getting stripped of the title. I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”

What a massive blow to women’s MMA, and the legacy of a fearsome fighter. We expect Santos to appeal the suspension — because that’s what fighters do — and we’ve been told that we’ll be getting a statement from her camp shortly.

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Cyborg goes to Doctors office and says "I think those hormone replacements you gave me are a little too strong!" Doctor: "And why is that?" Cyborg: "I'm growing hair in places that I've never had it before!" Doctor: "Where is this hair growing?" Cyborg: "On my balls!"
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RwilsonR- January 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm
At least Cyborg can fall back on a film career, right? Lots of offers coming her way?
RwilsonR- January 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm
I disagree with those saying Cyborg losing her title is good for Zuffa. Cyborg had a freak factor that could draw people in. Without Gina selling women's MMA on her looks, the casual interest won't be there. Rousey is only mildly cute to the hardcore MMA fan already devoted to the sport, but won't sell any extra tickets. Losing Cyborg loses a freakshow type attraction, and thins out an already thin ladies division. WMMA will always be a niche, but losing a major player in it doesn't help it along.
RwilsonR- January 7, 2012 at 5:01 pm
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RwilsonR- January 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm
Hey there, XENO! Welcome back. I was only concerned for your well being, not seeing the comments section filled up with crockpottery had me a bit concerned. I was hoping you survived the New Year intact.
As for the bet, I was just hoping you'd take RSparrow up on it. Adds a little fun, and you have to admit that you talk pretty big at times, so I just wanted to see you follow through. No harm, no foul, though. I freely admit both RSparrow and I were wrong about Cerrone, so hats off to you.
I will say that if your girl sees your CP posting is becoming an issue, and then you have to lie to her about sneaking in a shitload of CP comments in during the day... well, you might want to consider her point and try things in moderation. I know, i know... if it were done with moderation it just wouldn't be XENO. But just something to think about with the comments.
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@Karma your not the bad guy here. Your telling it like it is when talking about the 145 womens division already being on the way out but women's MMA is here to stay! My 63FIGHT shirt just showed up in the mail. Those of you that know don't have to be told who I am supporting. :)
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frndlylion- January 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm
So here is the question. This makes it obvious i have never used the stuff but, this woman has passed many many drug tests. Why fail this one? Why now? Wouldnt a regular user who had passed many previous tests know how to continue to pass? Another burning question is why the fuck would she be taking muscle building roids when she was supposed to be cutting weight not adding mass. Or am I off base? Can they be used to cut in some way?
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cecils_pupils- January 7, 2012 at 10:53 am
California... where the whores take it on all fours down by the shores.

Don't fuck with the CSAC. Or, just don't fight in Cali. They can smell your dirty piss from 100 yards away. Just ask Josh Barnett.
TerribleT- January 7, 2012 at 10:23 am
I bet he has one of those hyena vaginas that are about 8 inches long & drag on the ground. Female hyenas dominate their male counterparts & are sometimes twice as big. I always thought that Cyborg's nickname should've been Christopher "The Hyena Cyborg" Santos :-)
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XENOPHON- January 7, 2012 at 8:32 am
@Anhonestmoose - Yep, we are on the same page.
@G_I_AM_BIONIC - It's an addiction to use the page breaks. It is called Break Media.
@Xanderschultz - I don't know about Homminick. But how does this suspension work? Is here contract voided with SF during a suspension, or is she allowed to now go fight in other promotions.
If so, maybe she could make a a few greenbacks by beating up some men? I for one would rather see her with some real competition that can make it into the 3rd round.
And why not? Maybe she could start with that "One Armed Brawler" - Nick Newell?
@Joedirt - in her case, I would have bet with you. She (and her hubby) juiced more than OJ.
@Karma - Evan Tanners Stunt Double - Best
@RSparrow - No harm, no foul. And RWilson is alright in my book. He just doesn't know it - but whats new? The bet was resume worthy, and my old lady was happier than shit that I wasn't posting. I have re-convinced her that I never post during the day when she is at the office. If she only knew better. GRIN
@ Cage Potato - I second that you run an expose on RSparrows friend. How about it?
@BuckWild - I think Gina is now gone from MMA. I also have a good idea why she was "medically" unable to fight...but its just a theory. Her interview with that putz Ariel was very telling. She said she was grown too fast in MMA, and that "most don't know how much time goes into movie production." She said it with a glimmer (not glimmer man) in her eye. I used to work across the street and a down block from Break Media. I spent much time back then online lining up local trim so I didn't have make the drive home (60 miles) every night. 80+% of the LA bitches in the bars, at the clubs, and on the internet dating scene - all aspire to grab some of Hollywood's fab and glam. Gina is no exception. She won't be coming back anytime soon.
@Angry Whopper - The proof lays somewhere between not having access to confidential contracts - and some common sense.