(Santos might have had stanozolol coursing through her veins that night, but it was nothing compared to the elevated levels of fabulousness found in Gus Johnson’s post-fight sample. Photo via Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)
If English is your first or even second language, then chances are you had some trouble deciphering Tito Ortiz’s recent press conference in regards to client Cris “Santos” Cyborg’s decision to leave the UFC. The basic gist: Cyborg fighting at 135 is “impossible for her to happen,” and Invicta FC will serve as her feeding grounds for the time being. We just hope the folks over at Invicta know that the Cyborg doesn’t want to be fed, she wants to hunt.
But in a somewhat ironic turn of events, Invicta FC has announced that it will be implementing random drug tests at all future events just two days after signing Cyborg. Via MMAJunkie:
For the first time in its short history, Invicta FC will utilize random drug testing for its upcoming fifth event on April 5. Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp confirmed the news on Sunday evening. Fighters who will be competing in April were informed of the new policy in late January. An independent agency in conjunction with the Missouri Office of Athletics will handle the testing.
The new anti-PED policy will extend to all future Invicta FC events. The promotion is currently fielding offers from a number of independent testing agencies and hopes to confirm its new testing partner later this week.
So…regretting turning down a spot on Pink Fight MMA’s inaugural card yet, Cristiane?
Although Knapp made sure to clarify that Invicta’s future drug testing plans were put into place two weeks before the singing of Santos, the timing of this move could not be more ironic. Cyborg will be fighting at Invicta FC 5 for the first time since she was stripped of her Strikeforce title in December of 2011 following a positive test for Stanozolol. One would have to imagine that her upcoming test will be just as much the focus of Invicta FC 5 as the fight itself.
And while Cyborg declared her innocence in the matter (and don’t they all) until the very end, it’s good to know that she won’t be given free reign in Invicta moving forward. Because the thought of a juiced-up killing machine like Cyborg Jan Finney-ing each and every women in their featherweight division is almost as horrifying as…well…whatever the hell this is supposed to be.