Bellator will cover Cyborg Santos medical bills, pay him win bonus
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos suffered one of the most gruesome MMA injuries you will ever see over the weekend when he was knocked out by a flying knee from Michael Page. It was so bad, in fact, that Bellator MMA is looking to help cover the medical expenses.
Bellator president Scott Coker told MMAjunkie.com that the organization intends to cover Santos’ medical bills and also pay him a win bonus for the fight.
“Bellator representatives have been present with him at the hospital throughout this process, and we are taking care of any medical bills that he incurs,” Coker said. “In addition, we are going to go ahead and pay ‘Cyborg’ his win bonus to help him find a little extra comfort throughout his recovery process, which we hope is a speedy one.”
Cris Justino, Santos’ ex-wife and a fellow MMA fighter, has already set up a GoFund Me account for Cyborg. She shared some photos of the horrific injury over the weekend, which you can view here if you have the stomach for it.
We have our doubts about a speedy recovery, but kudos to Bellator for doing what they can to help out. Bouncing back from an injury like that will be incredibly difficult.
H/T Bloody Elbow