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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Articles tagged: Cyborg Santos

In Least Surprising News of 2012, Cyborg Santos Tests Positive for Steroids

Gee, what gave it away? The 20″ biceps? The six-pack abs? The Adam’s apple? Oh I get it, it was the hair on her knuckles and chest that tipped everyone off.

Yes, Cyborg Santos tested positive for stanozolol metabolites following a Dec. 17 title defense at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal. She’s been suspended a year, fined $2,500, and her win over Hiroko Yamanaka has been overturned to a no-contest.

Her positive test takes away one of the main attractions in women’s MMA and almost kills the top division. About the only thing fans have to look forward to is Ronda Rousey against Miesha Tate in March, which should be exciting.

But now that Cyborg’s been popped for roids, about the only thing I’m wondering is when they’re going to find her twig and gigs. Where does she hide big old mister knish when she’s fighting?

Cyborg Santos WWE Rumor Likely Was Negotiating Ploy for New Contract

A report emerged on Thursday suggesting that Strikeforce middleweight women’s champion Christine Cyborg Santos was negotiating with the WWE on a potential deal that would have her switch from MMA to wrestling. Yahoo!’s Dave Meltzer said on Saturday that the report was b.s. after the WWE denied they offered Santos a contract.

So unless some Brazilian site manufactured the report to gain headlines, where did the WWE report come from? Perhaps from Cyborg’s business managers who are looking for leverage in contract negotiations with Strikeforce.

Cyborg hasn’t fought since June and she’s looking to pull in more money from the organization. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has said the two sides are looking to finalize a deal soon. What better way to manipulate the talks and manufacture demand than by playing up the threat of a second option?

Anyone who follows baseball knows that Scott Boras clients frequently have “mystery teams” interested in their services. For Cyborg, a mystery team wouldn’t do, but the threat of joining the WWE is probably enough to get more favorable terms in her next deal with Strikeforce. In my opinion, she’s not a big-time sell for them. Their two biggest drawing cards are Fedor and Gina Carano, bottom line.

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Video: Cyborg Santos Fight with Gina Carano Ends in TKO

The (very pretty) face of women’s MMA was in action at Strikeforce on Saturday night. The only problem for Gina Carano was that the sexuality of her opponent, Cris Cyborg Santos, is very much in doubt. Check out the video of the Carano/Cyborg fight and tell me you don’t wish you were half the man Cyborg is. She’s a killing machine:

The fight might not have been stopped until late in the first round but it was clear that Carano never really had a chance. Santos dominated the entire match and pretty much beat the crap out of Carano with flurries of punches. If I were Gina, I’d be demanding a urine test right about now to check Santos’ level of testosterone. My goodness — what a beast.

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