In spite of a report released yesterday that quoted Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos’ longtime Chuteboxe trainer Master Rudimar Fedrigo as saying that the Strikeforce Women’s Middleweight champion has re-upped with the now Zuffa-owned promotion, a source with knowledge of the situation informed CagePotato.com today that there is in fact no deal in place at this time.
As was stated previously, the roadblock seems to be the financial terms of the deal.
Santos has not fought for over a year since her contract ran out following her June 26, 2010 win over Jan Finney. According to the source we spoke to, she is still currently speaking with at least one promotions besides Zuffa and is eager to fight so if a deal isn’t reached with Strikeforce soon, the promotion may well lose its best female fighter.
We will have more details on the situation as we receive them.