MMA  > General MMA  > Cyborg Santos Tests Positive for Anabolic Steroids in California
January 6, 2012, 06:32 PM
The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has suspended the license of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Cristiane Justino Santos, better known in MMA circles as Cris Cyborg, and has fined her $2,500 as the result of a positive test for a banned substance.

Santos' December 16, 2011 drug test came back positive for stanozolol metabolites. CSAC learned of the test results December 23, 2011 and suspended Santos's license, with the suspension applied retroactively to December 16, 2011. In accordance with Rule 368, the result of her last fight between Hiroko Yamanaka will be changed to a "No Decision".



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January 6, 2012  08:54 PM ET

Dude he wasn't positive for steriods... HE simply quit taking his estrogen!

January 6, 2012  08:55 PM ET

God they weigh in picture of her in the bikini gave me nightmares..... speaking of the opposite... OMG Gina Carrano looked hotter than I have ever seen her bouncing and dancing around at UFC 141....god that hat never looked so sexy.

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January 7, 2012  01:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Dude he wasn't positive for steriods... HE simply quit taking his estrogen!

Hahahaha!

January 7, 2012  01:20 AM ET

Seriously, it goes to show what a joke these standard commission pitests are if it took them this long to catch "her".

January 7, 2012  02:54 AM ET
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Seriously, it goes to show what a joke these standard commission pitests are if it took them this long to catch "her".

*piss tests

January 9, 2012  09:17 AM ET

They didnt realize this when he STOOD UP at the urinal for the pee test?

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January 9, 2012  12:41 PM ET

Well she or he, watever, just destroyed womens mma as we know it. I wasnt too keen on it anyway. There arent any really hot chicks with the exception of a few, plus i dont wanna see hot chicks really beating eachother up. Wrestling fine, but kicking and punching...no thanks.

X Miz Couture vs Carano, then we can kill womens MMA

January 9, 2012  01:20 PM ET
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Well she or he, watever, just destroyed womens mma as we know it. I wasnt too keen on it anyway. There arent any really hot chicks with the exception of a few, plus i dont wanna see hot chicks really beating eachother up. Wrestling fine, but kicking and punching...no thanks. X Miz Couture vs Carano, then we can kill womens MMA

135 is still alive and well in Strikeforce for the moment.

Tate vs Rousey will be a big fight, as they are both hot and Rousey has a good personality, along with her olympic bronze medal.

They actually have a little bit of depth there too with Kaufman, Carmouche (or however you spell that name), Coenen (left over the GG ordeal, will be back after a few wins in Carolina), and a few others like Shayna Bazeler.

115/125 is decent in Bellator too, as they have Aguilar, Zoila Frausto-Gurgel, Megumi Fujii, Rosi Sexton, Lisa Ward, ext. That division is deep enough for Bellator to keep putting on interesting fights from time to time.

Plus, the specter of Kyra Gracie always looms large. She's been training MMA for a while now, and she could easily string together a bunch of quick subs like Rousey did. Her BJJ is on a whole different level than most of womens MMA.

She has the looks, she has the name, and she has the skills to make a splash at 135 if she ever desires to do so.

January 13, 2012  08:28 AM ET

When you take an already ridiculously thin division and take out its ONLY draw, the division dies....women's MMA has NO impact on the bottom line for any MMA promotion. It's a sideshow attraction that has no effect on ticket sales or PPV buys. Outside of the personal friends and family of the individual female fighters, no one is going to decide whether or not to buy a PPV based on the existence of a women's fight...a women's title fight is no different than a men's prelim fight...it's just a bonus on the side of whatever actual reason one bought the PPV....people bought the Overeem/Lesnar card for the Overeem/Lesnar fight, not the undercard...everything else was just gravy, a bonus for MMA fans...but the main event is the reason people will shell out $50...

January 13, 2012  08:32 AM ET

does anyone really think a PPV headlined by Tate vs. Rousey backed up by nothing more than "also-rans" from TUF is going to sell? Women's MMA won't bring in money just like the WNBA exists only because the NBA subsidizes it and covers the difference between the cost to run the WNBA and the amount it actually brings in...

January 13, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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does anyone really think a PPV headlined by Tate vs. Rousey backed up by nothing more than "also-rans" from TUF is going to sell? Women's MMA won't bring in money just like the WNBA exists only because the NBA subsidizes it and covers the difference between the cost to run the WNBA and the amount it actually brings in...

Nobody is saying that. WMMA has a place.

Is that place atop a PPV card? Of course not!

Is there marketable female talent that people are interested to watch though? Absolutely.

Fights on ShowTime, underneath of a solid headliner, that is where it belongs.

January 13, 2012  11:20 AM ET
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Nobody is saying that. WMMA has a place. Is that place atop a PPV card? Of course not!Is there marketable female talent that people are interested to watch though? Absolutely. Fights on ShowTime, underneath of a solid headliner, that is where it belongs.

it will cost more to maintain women's MMA than women's MMA brings into MMA...there is no point to it....it would always be a sideshow that detracts from the overall event...you might as well have a junior division in UFC for kids to fight...basically, we want to see the best fights possible....no women's fight will EVER be considered one of the best MMA fights....

January 13, 2012  12:30 PM ET
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it will cost more to maintain women's MMA than women's MMA brings into MMA...there is no point to it....

You couldn't be more wrong.

This isn't like the WNBA at all, that is one of the worst examples you could use to describe the situation.

The WNBA is an entire league with 12 teams of 11 players each, that is 131 players kept on roster in a completely separate league.

Strikeforce has less than 15 female fighters under contract, and these have been handpicked from the smaller promotions, for whom it is profitable to showcase less talented women fight. They can handpick the ones who are talented, marketable fighters.

And also, the format of MMA cards as opposed to a normal sports seasons: You can fit womens fights when you need an interesting fight to fill card space, and if you don't like the results then you cut them and move on with business as usual.

For Strikeforce, it makes sense.

They don't have to house all these contenders, they can take the top 5 from a division. Now they can have super fights with really talented women, and then when they get a really marketable fight like Cyborg vs Carano (which was the most watched card in Strikefoce's history) or Rousey vs Tate they can get a bunch of people to watch it.

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January 13, 2012  02:51 PM ET

wow, for the first time ever. i agree with Loki

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