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Report: ‘Cyborg’ Considering Taking Her Talents to WWE

(So, who wants to be the first one to tell her the name “The Honky Tonk Man” is already taken? Pic: ESPN)

Our amigos at Tatame dropped an under-the-radar, single paragraph report on us yesterday afternoon alleging that current Strikeforce women’s middleweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Santos is currently in talks with – oh, God, no — World Wrestling Entertainment. The website cites the ever-present “sources close to the fighter” saying that Santos is negotiating with the professional wrestling company and indicated that she’s joined a seemingly growing chorus of fighters disgruntled that the Strikeforce isn’t giving them enough fights.

“Without fighting since June of 2010, Cyborg is getting tired of the lack of fights in the MMA organization,” the website writes. “This proposal would change her future in fighting – and get bigger paychecks.”

Tatame reports that both Mr. and Mrs. Cyborg attended a WWE event in California two weeks ago and the rasslin’ company offered her a contract on the spot. If true, this news means the world of pro wrestling is essentially planning to acquire one of MMA’s top up and coming stars, while trading us one of it’s biggest malcontents, since MMA Weekly reports Dave Bautista could debut for BAMMA in England in May. Yeah, just another enormous dude, another conspicuously overseas MMA appearance. Anyway, we digress, more on the Cyborg situation after the jump.

Santos – who’s won eight bouts in her current nine fight win streak by some form of stupefying knockout – hasn’t fought for Strikeforce since laying an ungodly beatdown on Jan Finney in June of last year. Reports at the time said Cyborg earned just $35,000 for that fight, including a $15,000 win bonus and $5,000 “championship bonus.” In light of that, we guess you can’t really blame her for seeking out additional sources of income. As Kimbo Slice likes to remind us, “A (Cyborg) gotta eat.” Finney, you’ll recall, made just  $6,000 that night.

All in all, this will be kind of depressing news, not only for Strikeforce but women’s MMA in general if it proves true and means a full-time move away from real fighting for Cyborg. Whether or not WWE would be her long term home is unclear from the original story.

As a humorous aside though, we loved that the Tatame report refers to Santos as “Strikeforce champion and best pound for pound MMA fighter of the world.” We assume that made Dana White pick up his morning fruit tray and toss it at whoever he pays to let him throw things at them when something offends his delicate sensibilities.

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PERPATRAITOR- March 4, 2011 at 11:34 pm
Bautista vs Lesnar please make it happen

Sable vs Cyborg
Spicymeatball- March 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm
Wait? A Strikeforce contracted fighter is pissed at Scott Coker for not giving them a fight? Get outta town! How people pretend this clown Coker does a decent job at Strikeforce is beyond me. Fire Coker and hire Bjorn Rebney.
RSparrow- March 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm
@Intercept
Lmao Bigtime dude, bigtime
Elentius- March 4, 2011 at 2:17 pm
If you look at her competition then she may well be the best P4P in the world. I thought wresting chicks were suppose to be hott now. When did the women require real fighting skills?!
djp1988- March 4, 2011 at 1:29 pm
Coker's too busy thinking about how awesome it would be to get a yetti fighting the Loch Ness Monster to even care about this. He just needs to capture both and get CSAC clearance. Ironically, Josh Barnett is also in this tourney, so hopefully Japan, Bangladesh, Neptune, or the Underground Lair of the Mole People has an open venue.
intercept440- March 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm
when i saw that picture.. the only thing that popped into my mind was all the screaming that monkeys do before they throw shit at your head
El Guapo- March 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm
If I'm clever you're the f'kn Oracle, mang. Fa real, fa real.
Smitty- March 4, 2011 at 12:48 pm
@ RwilsonR
I'm with you, I'm sick of women thinkin they have to do every single thing men do. If you're a girl, you're gonna fight like a girl. Leave the ass kickin to the men beeotches!!!!

@ El Guapo
I was gettin a little hungry too.
fightfan- March 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm
^:)
ccman- March 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm
Close fight fan:

Scott Coker: Gina, hey this is Scott. I got GREAT news. That Cyborg dude is leaving to go to the WWE. I told you that I’d get you back. ALl I had to do is treat her like crap & tell her there are no fights for her. You can be the tits of women’s mma again.

Gina Carano: Are you sure he isnt gonna change his mind? Because there is no chance in hell I am beating him. Plus the erection on my tummy when mounted was way to close to how i got into hollywood.
Scott Coker: Gina, I told you to trust me. This isnt real life. So get back to work. News will come out soon that she will be leaving. So, I want you ALREADY back training so no one can put 2 & 2 together. Plus can you please send me another copy of that naked weigh in from your dads eye view? my last one is worn out.

Gina Carano: Scott you dirty bastard. you said the last copy was the last one you needed.
Scott Coker: C’mon gina, i have tates but eventuially she turns around, work with an old man. Not like i can find my dick and screw you, speaking of screwing, Wait till you see who I screw to get Fedor back into the HW Grand Prix. And watch how I get him back just in time for the finals. I love this sh*t!
fightfan- March 4, 2011 at 12:03 pm
Scott Coker: Gina, hey this is Scott. I got GREAT news. That Cyborg dude is leaving to go to the WWE. I told you that I'd get you back. ALl I had to do is treat her like crap & tell her there are no fights for her. You can be the face of women's mma again.

Gina Carano: Are you sure she isnt gonna change her mind? Because there is no chance in hell I am beating her. Additionally there is no amount of money you can offer me to take another beating from her.

Scott Coker: Gina, I told you to trust me. This isnt real life. I can actually make things work out just about any way I want. Well, except for them crazy Russians and M-1. So get back to work. News will come out soon that she will be leaving. So, I want you ALREADY back training so no one can put 2 & 2 together.

Gina Carano: Wow, you mean I can be the best without beating the best?

Scott Coker: I can do just about anything & I dont really care about things like integrity or nonsense like that. C'mon gina, this is Strikeforce....LOL. Wait till you see who I screw to get Fedor back into the HW Grand Prix. And watch how I get him back just in time for the finals. I love this sh*t!
Sudos KFC- March 4, 2011 at 11:45 am
I don't blame her. Fighters FIGHT. How are you supposed to do that if coker never gets you any?
RaginAsian- March 4, 2011 at 11:42 am
I bet Strikeforce simply can't find anyone willing to take that little money for that big an ass-whooping.
Fried Taco- March 4, 2011 at 11:41 am
It certainly does save a lot of money when the boss picks up the roids tab.
El Famous Burrito- March 4, 2011 at 11:36 am
Dammit, El Guapo, you clever bastard.
k-onda- March 4, 2011 at 11:34 am
So that's it folks, having a cock and balls is now having "talents."
ccman- March 4, 2011 at 11:21 am
Since this is only on woman(ish, well kinda, seriously thats a chick?!?!?) MMA, ESPN just reported SF challengers is going to ... you guessed it, stockton. I guess witchata falls wasn't gangsta enough. Anyone wanna bet who pushed this on the organization?

Does stockton even have an airport? like with airlines?
El Guapo- March 4, 2011 at 11:11 am
Speaking of bread, thanks to Diego's corazon and cajones I now have 10 bucks on Karma's bus ticket.

YES! YES! YES!
El Guapo- March 4, 2011 at 11:08 am
Speaking of bread(and women's MMA).... make me a sammich!
RwilsonR- March 4, 2011 at 11:06 am
Couldn't care less about women's mma, so I say Cyborg should go get that bread.
What happened to Kimbo's Bread, anyway? Maybe he'll come back as Cyborg's Bread.
RwilsonR- March 4, 2011 at 11:04 am
@ RSparrow - he's probably back working for BangBros.
Cock_Chestnar- March 4, 2011 at 11:03 am
Alberto Del Rio carved out a nice living in the WWE after getting KO'd by CroCop.

Santos will be pleased when she finds out the WWE's signing bonus is a pack of syringes and tub of HGH.
RSparrow- March 4, 2011 at 10:59 am
Where the hell is Kimbo anyway, I thought he was had a fight lined up in boxing
RSparrow- March 4, 2011 at 10:51 am
"A Cyborg gotta eat" Well done sir.
El Famous Burrito- March 4, 2011 at 10:50 am
I heard that the WWF wanted her to fight a panda.
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