(Few people can be terrifying while wearing a tiny bikini. Hats off to Cyborg.)
Cris “Cyborg” Santos isn’t going to let Josh Barnett get away with running around on MySpace, calling her unprofessional. Facebook, maybe. But MySpace? Ain’t no way. She responded to Barnett’s internet assault in a talk with Fighters Only, accusing the “Babyface Assassin” of being, in so many words, a hater, while continuing to use the old menstruation defense:
“I used the same diet that I used to fight Shayana and I made 140lbs, much less than this time. But I had a little problem that all women suffer every month. I had the menstrual period three days before the weigh-in and it put me in trouble.”
Oh, that pesky menstrual period. Here’s the thing, I’ll admit to not knowing much about woman problems, but I did a little asking around in my social circle and what I learned is 1) women know we menfolk don’t know much about it, and on occasion they’ve been known to take advantage of our ignorance, and 2) they can look at the freaking calendar and know when it’s coming.
At the very least, Cyborg is guilty of poor planning. She should have anticipated that she’d have these women troubles right around the same time as the weigh-in and made the necessary adjustments. Not to do so is, as Barnett points out, unprofessional.
Now dammit, can we put this behind us? Barnett and Cyborg have teamed up to force us to type the word ‘menstruation’ way more than we’re comfortable with already. Basically she’s done for that word what last season’s “Ultimate Fighter” antics did for ‘semen.’ They might be good for search engine optimization, but it just attracts a whole different kind of crowd to the site, if you know what I’m saying.