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‘Cyborg’ Santos is Going with the Old “Tainted Supplements” Defense

Damn it!  Why can’t any of MY supplements be tainted?!?

Well, that didn’t take long. Less than 24-hours after Cris Santos was fined and suspended by the California State Athletic Commission for failing her post-fight steroid test at “Strikeforce: Melendez vs Masvidal”, the now former Strikeforce women’s 145lb Champion has released a statement.

There are many hands a fighter can play after failing a PED test. There’s the ‘Bullshit Laboratory” defense, the “Recovering from an Injury” excuse, the “Poor Self Image” defense, and the increasingly popular “Deficient Testicles” defense. While some of these may have been invoked by “Cyborg”, she’s going with the tried and (possibly) true “Tainted Supplements” defense. It allows the busted fighter to admit that they are guilty of not closely monitoring their nutritional intake, but innocent of any deliberate wrong doing. And, if you’re keeping score, it’s been used by damn near every fighter ever busted for steroids.

But enough about what Santos could have said. Here she is, in her own words

“I would like to sincerely apologize to StrikeForce, the Zuffa organization, Hioko Yamanaka and my fans for my failed drug test.

I am ultimately responsible for everything I put in my body, and at the end of the day, there is no excuse for having a prohibited substance in my system. I do not condone the use of any performance enhancing drugs by myself or any other professional athlete, and willingly accept the penalties and fines that have been handed down to me by the California State Athletic Commission and those of the StrikeForce/Zuffa organization.

While I was preparing myself for my last fight I was having a difficult time cutting weight and used a dietary supplement that I was assured was safe and not prohibited from use in sports competition. It was never my intention to obtain an unfair advantage over Hiroko, mislead StrikeForce, the Commission or my fans. I train harder than any fighter in MMA and do not need drugs to win in the cage, and I have proven this time and time again! My only mistake is not verifying the diet aid with my doctor beforehand, and understanding that it was not approved for use in the ring. Unfortunately in the end I suffer the consequences and must accept the responsibility for my actions.

I will do everything I can to show my fans that I can still compete at the professional level without the use of any prohibited substances, and ask God’s forgiveness for my mistake.

Cris Santos – Curitiba, Brazil January 7th, 2012

There you have it, Nation. You’re willing to accept this as a simple dietary mistake and move on, right? Cool. Next story, please.


- Chris Colemon


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Fatty McDickbutts- January 10, 2012 at 7:28 am
Why is Wandy wearing a wig?
veertype- January 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm
Seriously, I'm going with AndyInflammatory here. Where do I get that weight loss supplement that contains anabolic steroids? She is bigger than Anthony Johnson!
Fried Taco- January 9, 2012 at 8:58 am
Cyborg had been waiting for a chance to use the word taint in reference to herself. I'm glad things finally worked out.
AndyInflammatory- January 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm
hormone replacement will give you acne more often than not. It's not just for kids anymore.
XENOPHON- January 8, 2012 at 7:40 am
I thought those set of quotes set well with her too. When juicing doesn't that include not just the chin and jaw, but the forehead and checks also?
WHat was the deal with Nate the unGreat and his acne, what kind of juice was he using that gives fighters acne?
Wyatt- January 8, 2012 at 6:08 am
To be honest, I only saw the part about Women's MMA Star and Stripped when I was scanning the headlines. Imagine how disappointed I was when this was the article.
WARBONG- January 7, 2012 at 8:44 pm
an edit button would be pretty handy right about now.

so long Alice.
WARBONG- January 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm
to me it's a shocker that taint shows up on drug tests...cuz ya know, it's like, just a filler.

btw, that's some touching shit there Alice.

captcha- herpes complex

just kidding.
ReeceBobby- January 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm
I grew up watching this sport from the early days, idolizing guys like Mark Kerr who was the sole reason for me and most of my friends to get into wrestling and when we saw the hometown boy, our only state wrestling champ and first national champ to come out of our high school, fight in that 30 minute match in Vale Tudo, we fell in love with this sport. When the Smashing Machine was released and we all saw the truth behind our hero it made most of us realize that no matter what the public persona, things are done in private to make a champion stay a champion. This case is no different she is a champion doing what she thought was needed to stay a dominant champion. The slap in the face comes to the fans in the form of a blatant lie. This is an insult to every true fans intelligence and down right disrespectful. While as fan we are grateful for the sacrifice you put your body through to put on a show in such a physically demanding sport please understand that without the fans you do not have a job. So show us the same respect that many fans show you and be honest, if you messed up say " I made a mistake, I cheated, I accept my punishment", and leave it at that you will gain more fans admitting your wrong doing and moving forward than you will if you play the blame game.
AndyInflammatory- January 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm
"QUOTE: Stanozolol (derived from testosterone) is usually considered a safer choice for female bodybuilders in that its anabolic effects predominate over its androgenic effects, although virilization and masculinization are still very common even at low doses."

check out the jawbone on her. That is the one glaringly obvious piece of evidence of her using - maybe years ago, maybe constantly up until now, but definitely on the gear at some point. The body hair can be removed, the deepening of the voice can be disguised (but badly) but that Don Frye Chin is waving a big red flag.
RwilsonR- January 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm
It's a hard lesson to learn, Cris, but just because it says "natural" on the ExtenZe box, it doesn't mean you can trust what's in it.
RwilsonR- January 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm
I really think that Cyborg should have gone with the "there was a mix-up at the lab" excuse. I think we'd all believe there was some sort of mix-up at some lab at some point involving Cris Cyborg, so at least there would be a shred of truth to it.
FattyYarborough- January 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm
She should have told the truth...that she is a man with low testosterone syndrome
XENOPHON- January 7, 2012 at 4:35 pm
Once again, it's Coleman who brings some clarity (facts) to his reporting. A rare trait around here.
QUOTE: Stanozolol (derived from testosterone) is usually considered a safer choice for female bodybuilders in that its anabolic effects predominate over its androgenic effects, although virilization and masculinization are still very common even at low doses.
In bodybuilding, stanozolol is typically "stacked" with other testosterone-based anabolic steroids. Stanozolol is preferred by many steroid users because it causes strength increases without excess weight gain.
Stanozolol is commonly used by athletes and bodybuilders alike to lose fat while retaining lean body mass. It is usually used in a "cutting cycle", to help preserve lean body mass while metabolizing adipose,
Provided you think she never doped before, the slant is to make it sound like she may have had a problem with her long time supplier, and switched to something which left a longer residual trace. As the article said, she got popped. Just another name to the long list of fighters who dope.
Is there a list of fighters who don't dope with supplements, or who have gone on record as living a lifestyle based on an organic-only diet?
BananaAtNight- January 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm
Kind of insulting when fighter say this stuff was in some supplements. Anyone notice this is a popular veterinary steroid? Why didn't she say she mixed up one of her pet's meds with her supplements. Maybe they could make a fake prescription for one of the horses in Reem's freezer. Kinda like putting VINs from a junkyard car on a stolen one.
Me likey- January 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm
the csac became suspicious when she was taking the test standing up. this lead to her being caught trying to use the old whizzinator.
for those of you who don't know stanzolol is also called winstrol. a popular cutting drug.
NinjaVanish- January 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm
I use a fat burner called Hell Fire that contains 2-amino-4-methyhexane HCL, which in sanctioning tests shows up as a positive test for Methylhexanamine, a banned substance. Btw the product fucking rocks. Point is, they put it on the bottle, TELL you on the bottle. This is 2012, any legit substance clearly states the chemical composition of the product. You are a fucking professional, you live or die by what you do to your body. I refuse to believe any athlete takes a substance unaware of what it does. If they do, they deserve to pay the price. Fuck her excuse and fuck her for putting women's mma on notice in a professional aspect.
ByrneDout- January 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm
I think the tests should happen all year round. This will discourage fighters from using PED and keep it safe for those not using PEDs, Cyborg definetly looked like a beast next to Hioko.

I hope she isn't using PED's and is a natural beast but this does make too much sense.

Very sad for Women's MMA.

PS I hate the captcha
Jason Moles- January 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm
frndlylion- January 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm
I spose I should have posted my question from the previous story here but I dont see how it matters now. No legit diet aid is going to have stanozolol.

Considering the fact I constantly joke about her having bigger arms than Nate Diaz there is no way that I believe she wasn't using it knowledgeably.

I'm with AndyInflammatory. Where can I find this diet aid? Maybe I can finally have the washboard abs that daily exercise never gave me. Fuck Genetics!
Wyatt- January 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm
I would've believed deficient testicles on this one.
ghostboner- January 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm
Surprised she didn't go with the ol standby "women's issues" excuse. Or to make it a bit more believable, "men's issues"
CrushCo- January 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm
@AndyInflammatory: You're crazy! Swing by any Jenny Craig store. All of those chicks look like Overeem...
AndyInflammatory- January 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm
Please can somebody show me a "diet aid" that has anabolic steroids in it? I'm getting older and could use some pep in my step.
mmalasvegas- January 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm