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Video of the Day: Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos’ Only Loss On Her Record

(Video courtesy of YouTube/cardosopro)

If you’ve never seen the video above, it’s like the double rainbow in that it’s possibly the only time you’ll ever see Cris “Cyborg” lose and also the only instance, at least in our vast memory, of an MMA bout being won by double-kneebar.

The fighter Cyborg lost to, Erica Paes — a world BJJ champion who trained alongside the likes of the Nogueira brothers, Ricardo Arona and Murilo Bustamate at Brazilian Top Team at the time — got knocked out in her next bout and retired with an official 1-1 pro record.

Although she hasn’t fought since and has since traded in her MMA gloves for a microphone and a guitar, the aspiring Brazilian singer recalls the 2005 win vividly as it happened in the midst of the famous Chuteboxe-BTT rivalry.

“I never worry about how strong my opponent is. When I saw Cyborg, who was enormous, I thought, ‘I do not care. I train with Minotauro Nogueira.’ It was wonderful,” she recalls. “We do the move a lot in training. I got within range, took her to the ground, made a mistake, and she got up. She did what I love, came up to kick me, then I grabbed her legs so I could apply a leg lock and finished with the double-kneebar.”

Cyborg has not lost since and has grown physically as a fighter, both in stature and experience. Unfortunately her legacy as the world’s best female fighter of all time will forever be tainted by her positive steroid test and subsequent suspension.

If you have the time tonight, make sure to listen to Joe Rogan’s live podcast stream starting at 7:00 pm ET to hear what a medical hormone expert has to say about the whole Cyborg “tainted supplement” situation.


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nickyroose- January 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm
Awesome TIL that fools care a shitload about how much they weigh even though they don't fight/require a specific weight. Also that Intercept 440 is a little bitch.

(I seem to remember haitng you though I'm not sure, if not then I apologize)
intercept440- January 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm
all of you are fucked up.. i used androsteineodeone when it was legal and worked out for about a year in golds gym with a guy i worked with who was a muscle monster.....
i got strong as hell.. but i lost fucking wieght....
i went from 145 to 135. ive never been large ive always been skinny. i ate the right things did the right exercises and worked my ass off.
some people arent never going to gain huge amounts of mass.. its genetics.
my metabolism is a fucking beast...
that was when i was 27..
now im thirty seven and ive swtiched from a gym routine to a 12 oz. cuyrl routine... WALLAH BITCHES ive gained 30 pounds.. im now 5'10' 160 lbs... suck on that shit !!!
WARBONG- January 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm
@ Google- IF you were extremely malnurished at 150, had at one time in your life the same or a greater amount of LEAN muscle mass that you currently have now, AND have the genetics of an ifbb pro bodybuilder THEN i MIGHT believe that you gained 30# of PURE MUSCLE in 8 other words extreme muscle atrophy+ arnold's genetics+ 8months of hitting iron and consuming plenty of quality protein(1g/# of lean body weight is commonly accepted as sufficiant for a natural male) could get you back to a lean muscle mass that you were once at.
but if you are trying to tell me that you had never before exibited any signs of above average muscle building genetics (unless you were raised in a malnurished state with no physical activity you would have known you have exceptional genetics) AND that you had never before weighed 180# at the same body fat% you are at now at 180# and gained 30# of pure muscle in 8 months...i say again, bullshit.
personally i have just above shit muscle building genetics...i hit a lot of iron when i was 16-21 years old and never got above 180# at roughly 10% bodyfat (5'-11)...when i was around 42 years old i got down to 174# and decided to start lifting again- several different types of splits and full body workouts anywhere from 3 to 6 days/ week while consuming up to 300g of protein per 3 YEARS i got up to 205# at roughly 13-14% bodyfat...of that 30ish pounds of total weight gain i would estimate 10# was water 10# was fat and maybe 10# of it was lean muscle...if anything i would guess that ratio would lean towards muscle but 10-10-10 is pretty close.
not trying to rain on your parade, Google...just saying don't confuse water/fat/muscle for pure muscle and don't try telling the average male that he can add 30# of muscle mass by lifting and eating protein...30# is a shitton of muscle especially on a 150# frame.
and if you did gain 30# of pure muscle in 8 months when starting from scratch (no muscle memory involved) in your mid-30's without steroids then you do have muscle building genetics that the average male can barely imagine.
XENOPHON- January 10, 2012 at 10:41 am
well compared to you, I am likely an old man. I can lose weight rapidly when dieting but am built stocky. I surfed most of life - and toned well, but care not about being ripped. Plus I have had ACL, cervical, and lumbar spine injuries - so there is no need to exaggerate old aches.
Up at my ranch, where I will be living for the next year and half - I just turned 2 of a 6 bay garage into a fully ringed, matted and nearly fully equipped gym - only thing I have left to pick up is a set of weights.
I'm not capping on you or your work out, or that you are adding muscle cause you feel skinny, but explain to me the whole protein intake vs your own body weight approach. I just read that my past no-cards approach has some pitfalls I was unaware was based on too much or too little protein.
google- January 10, 2012 at 8:46 am

As much as possible. I lift 3 sets of 10, and make sure i have enough weight so i cannot lift the full 10 on the last set. usally 3 diffrent exercise for each body part. And to the guy who called bullshit, just do what i said and you will see for yourself. I know what i did, so i don't have to prove nothing to you. If you want to prove me wrong, eat your body in grams of protien, and go balls out in the gym everyother day. but i will say, i was kind of skinny, and not alot of body fat to begin with, so if you have to burn caliories and add mass, i don't know how that would work. I always wanted to have some musle, but would never stick to it ever. now i have, and i se the results. You can do.
Also, where are you drawing your expertise from? have you tried it? i guess i am 1 in a billion.
XENOPHON- January 10, 2012 at 7:41 am
I looked and couldn't locate her weight class from 7 years ago. Guess you makes some valid points - and deserve the "Weight Watchers Man of the Year Award" for your dedication.
Yet, I weigh about the same today as I did 5, 10, 15 years ago. No full time special diet, a off the self daily multi-vitamin once a day, and no weight lifting over my own body weight of 190.
How much weight do you work out with?
WARBONG- January 10, 2012 at 7:28 am
30# of pure MUSCLE gain in 8 months naturally, at 36 years old...bullshit.

even under the most extreme circumstances the chances of this happening have to be less than one in a BILLION.

just sayin.
Morningwood- January 10, 2012 at 7:14 am
every movie, and sporting event I ever go to. I get stuck behind that same asshole who wants to stand up the whole fucking time.
google- January 10, 2012 at 6:13 am
how do you figure thats alot of musle mass to gain in 7 years? If your a full time fighter and get to train every day, i think not. Do you think you need to lift waits for 20 years to develope muscle? i agree, if you only go to the gym a couple of time after new years every year, it would be hard. some of you guys comments about people gaining muscle are retarded. Its not that hard to gain 20-30 pounds if you work out every other day, stay with it, and eat the right amount of protien. Now, after that 20-30 pounds, it gets really hard. I know this to be true because i have done it, not trying to brag, just giving a little bit of knowledge. I use to weigh 150 pounds 8 months ago. starting going to the gym everyother day for at least 2 hours, lifting only. Only taking my body weight in grams of protien every day and jack3d pre-workout. I now tip the scales at 180 lbs, and i am 36 years old.I have a full time job and 4 kids. its not that hard if your committed. Do i think people use steriods in MMA? of course, but i am quite sure it is also very easy for them to gain some muscle when thats there full time job.
fsdfrtet- January 10, 2012 at 5:29 am
Australian Mantis- January 10, 2012 at 3:09 am
Dam, Cyborg was still a beast of a fighter in her only real loss. It takes alot of guts to fight the local favorite in their country. That crowd was loud just in the introduction of the fighters. Would like to see a womans division in UFC... the general public will put mma in the crosshairs again.
T Rex- January 10, 2012 at 12:48 am
Every time I see these old Brazilian videos, the only thing I can think of is, damn, these people really love VonDutch.
serendipity- January 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm
So she can be beaten and the trick is to go back in time and become Sexy Nog and double leg bar her...interesting.

Also that sure is a lot of muscle gain since then. Back then an average internet guy could want her body but these days the average internet guy wants her body instead of their own. Steroids...pffhhaaw. Seriously I bet she had to eat steroids the size of english muffins to get funking jacked like that.

Oh also the captcha said "cagepotato is stupid for having this broken captcha"
Fried Taco- January 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm
I hate to correct you guys, because you're usually so knowledgeable. But that is actually called the double leg bar.
XENOPHON- January 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm
That fight took place on May 17, 2005. What a difference in muscle mass between then and today. Back then was just a skinny bitch?
ccman- January 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm
Side note of importance: I would fuck Erica. If I was gay, cyborg would fuck me.
Xanderschultz- January 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Dude, do you see how sick that environment was for two girls making their pro-debut. Brazilians loooovvvee fighting.
WARBONG- January 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm
Having trained with 2 Nogueira brothers, Paes clearly had an advantage when fighting the 3rd Nogueira brother.