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Cris Cyborg was caught using steroids???? *updated!*

In what is perhaps the most shocking news in the history of Mixed Martial Arts, Cris Cyborg has tested positive for steroids:

One of its biggest stars, women’s champion Cristiane (Cyborg) Santos, has been suspended one year and fined $2,500 after a failed drug test following her win over Hiroko Yamanaka on Dec. 17, according to reports.

The California State Athletic Commission told that Santos, who defeated Yamanaka by first-round TKO, tested positive for stanozolol metabolites from a sample taken the day before their championship bout in San Diego. She has the right to appeal the ruling.

In the meantime, the victory has been changed to a “no-contest” and UFC president Dana White later said that Santos, currently the most dominant female fighter in the world, would be stripped of her 145-pound belt.

Thus ends my naive belief that if a woman works hard enough at it at the gym, she can become a man. Not only are they stripping her of the 145 belt, they’re putting the belt on the shelf and the entire division with it:

The suspension of Santos “pretty much” ends the 145-pound division, said Dana White, president of Strikeforce parent company Zuffa.

“We were going to hold that division and just do fights with ‘Cyborg’ whenever there was a new contender,” White said Friday during a radio interview with ESPN 1100 Las Vegas. “She’s getting stripped of the title. I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”

It leaked out during negotiations with Showtime that Zuffa was thinking of scrapping the entire division even before this happened – many of the women at 145 were tactfully asked if they could maybe lose a few pounds and head to the greener pastures of 135. So it’s not much of a surprise to hear that the entire division is probably getting canned – Cyborg was pretty much the entire division.

Somewhere, Gina Carano is both excited that her nemesis is out of the way and sad that she’s gonna have to cut that extra weight. Back when EliteXC launched her career they created a special 140 pound division specifically for her. Gina-weight, we called it. And even then she couldn’t hit it. This is all assuming she ever comes back, of course.

Oh, WMMA. The dice haven’t been rolling in your favor lately.

*UPDATE* Cyborg’s statement after the jump. She says it was tainted supplements:

I would like to sincerely apologize to StrikeForce, the Zuffa organization, Hioko Yamanaka and my fans for my failed drug test. I am ultimately responsible for everything I put in my body, and at the end of the day, there is no excuse for having a prohibited substance in my system. I do not condone the use of any performance enhancing drugs by myself or any other professional athlete, and willingly accept the penalties and fines that have been handed down to me by the California State Athletic Commission and those of the StrikeForce/Zuffa organization. While I was preparing myself for my last fight I was having a difficult time cutting weight and used a dietary supplement that I was assured was safe and not prohibited from use in sports competition. It was never my intention to obtain an unfair advantage over Hiroko, mislead StrikeForce, the Commission or my fans. I train harder than any fighter in MMA and do not need drugs to win in the cage, and I have proven this time and time again! My only mistake is not verifying the diet aid with my doctor beforehand, and understanding that it was not approved for use in the ring. Unfortunately in the end I suffer the consequences and must accept the responsibility for my actions. I will do everything I can to show my fans that I can still compete at the professional level without the use of any prohibited substances, and ask God’s forgiveness for my mistake. Cris Santos – Curitiba, Brazil January 7th, 2012

Arrgh, don’t you love how even the people who are caught doing steroids aren’t doing steroids??? So who’s doing steroids? A whole lot of nobody? Jeez. So now I’ve got my doubts. Top athletes are using stuff so far above what can be detected on commission tests it makes the entire testing process nothing more than performance theatre. Winstrol is the kind of thing bottom rung body builders use. So crazy enough, Cyborg’s excuse might be legit.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    i think a retard could have told you she juiced

  • glassjawsh says:

    one women’s division can only help WMMA

    too lazy to explain why

  • frickshun says:

    When was CyBoy ever part of WMMA?

  • Sodomize Intolerance says:

    Women just don’t have the testosterone.  Hell, most men don’t have the testosterone to reach the size they are (I’m looking at you, Ubereem).  If going to the gym and working hard was all it took to put on muscle, guys like GSP would 300 pounds by now.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    maybe if the hiked up the fine and lengthen the suspention this might be less likely to happen. or send them to an FLDS compound

  • thingvolds says:

    well well well.

    dumb to get caught for winny. the shit leaves the system in a few weeks (orals), so she was probably pushing her luck. or using injectables which show up for a couple months. i think it’s obvious winny isn’t the only thing cyborg has used. surprised she popped for it though.

    a few of the other “big” names in wmma are obviously juicing too. i don’t blame anyone in wmma for juicing. how else can you level the playing field against an animal like cyborg? she’s very athletic, has good technique, and is all juiced up.

    cyborg isn’t good for wmma. it’s just wayy too obvious she’s juiced to anyone who even glances at her. i’m sure some weirdos like to see an animal like that beat up on a pretty girl like carano or a little japanese, but most people don’t want to see that shit outside of the natural “car accident” impulse.

    i’m pretty sure dana has no interest with associating cyborg too closely with his brand. she’ll never be inside the octagon if dana has any sense.

  • Letibleu says:

    i wonder if a man that is juicing gets a bj from a girl and she swallows if she would test positive…

  • theinsaneoneJustinMcCully says:

    I want a full sex exam, check for nuts hidden in a chamber.

  • iamphoenix says:

    “I’m sorry the supplements I used couldn’t mask the banned substances contained inside.”

  • P W says:

    Where do they buy these supplements that actually work?

  • iamphoenix says:

  • Reverend Clint says:

    ive seen steroids for sale in gun magazines before… they were for animals too

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Maybe she has the same coach as Leben and Sylvia?

  • Reverend Clint says:

    ^dont forget barnett

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    I’ve seen mention of the Long Island BadAss, but I didn’t know what Barnett was popped for.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    3 different roids in 2002 and one in 2009

  • Márcio says:

    It sucks getting caught cheating when your name isn’t Chael Sonnen.

  • iamphoenix says:

    Chael Sonnen banged Cyborg, like, slapping ball sacks like usual. It’s the only explanation. He drips roids from his ball skin and it soaked into her taint and vaginal wall, somehow getting pass her pussy troll and into her blood stream. Machida and Derek Suboticki was there offering refreshing beverages and Chael drank their piss because he’s half werewolf and then Chael pissed into Cyborg’s mouth and she drank the Machida/Chael/Subo combo piss. Really, someone should have told her that she shouldn’t drink contaminated piss. That’s why you should only drink your own piss. Like Subo.

  • kazuhiro's nakamura says:

    Notice those crazies commenting the facebook update? “50% skill, 50% man”. Talk about playing with fire, I wouldn’t want a cyborg “tailing” me.

  • frickshun says:


  • Redping says:

    and yet again people still have no idea the difference between this and chael sonnen. It actually drives me kinda crazy that chael is even considered a bad thing when CHAMPIONS do REAL STEROIDS. Marcio if you’re never going to actually realise that chael didn’t take anabolic steroids, then why post about it? It makes you look really stupid and uninformed. Just wanted to clear that up for anybody who was just going to take a ‘durr chael took roids’ approach in every steroids thread from now until forever. It really takes the blame off the REAL criminals like santos. (penix i get that you were kidding) what chael did sucks (the insurance fraud mostly) but that really cuts too much slack to people who actually get done taking steroids

    and LOL @ a gigantic manly brazillian taking steroids so she could beat up a 125 pound japanese girl. That really ruins any hope of her being the ‘face’ of wmma. Now it’s down to tate and rousey.

  • kwagnuth says:

    The old steroids in my supplements theory huh. So did somebody sneak the steroids in there or did it accidently fall in while she was injecting it into her big manly pecs.

  • Reverend Clint says:

  • iamphoenix says:

    i would hope so reding…

    clint, pretty sure cyborgs real life body has more muscles. that’s like a before pic for her when she was 12.

  • Letibleu says:

    redgimp, relax, this is not an educational thread. or is it?

  • P W says:

    I want to hear more from Reddong. Especially how Sonnen boosted his testo levels with FAKE STEROIDS, and how “my totally not sketchy doctor prescribed it to me” is a better excuse than “it was the supplements fault”.

  • P W says:

    “It sucks getting caught cheating when your name isn’t Chael Sonnen.”

    Or Stephan Bonnar. Or Chris Leben. Or anyone who Dana likes.

  • G Funk says:

    Wow is Redpinga naive! Damn you sound stupid. What makes you sound even stupider is when you call someone else stupid with your estoopid comment. Stupid.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are synthetically produced variants of the naturally occurring male sex hormone testosterone.

  • Márcio says:

    Redping don’t be stupid. Chael got caught cheating but Dana is all over his balls so he was put on the fast track for another title shot. Same thing happened with the rape jokes and Miguel Torres, the weakest link is always the scapegoat.

  • fightlinker says:

    I haven’t really seen dana be all that mean to anyone caught poppin’ other than Barnett

  • Letibleu says:

    Nathan Joel Marquardt

  • read more says:

    I’ve heard that it causes penis to get shorter, erectile dysfunction, weight gain. But, I want to use it because I’ve heard it makes people stronger. Is there safe Human growth hormone?.