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    CSAC: Strikeforce champ Cris 'Cyborg' Santos tests positive for anabolic steroids

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    CSAC: Strikeforce champ Cris 'Cyborg' Santos tests positive for anabolic steroids

    Post  Sheldan on Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:34 am

    From MMAJunkie.com:

    The California State Athletic Commission has suspended and fined Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos due to a failed drug test.

    CSAC officials today announced the fighter tested positive for stanozolol metabolites following a Dec. 17 title defense at "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal."

    She's been suspended one year and fined $2,500, according to a release the CSAC emailed to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Her win also over Hiroko Yamanaka has been overturned to a no-contest.

    MMAjunkie.com is in the process of getting comment from Strikeforce officials and Santos' representatives.

    "Our primary concern is for the health and safety of fighters," CSAC Executive Officer George Dodd stated. "Anabolic agents and other banned substances put not only the users of those agents at risk, but their opponents as well. The commission simply will not tolerate their use."

    Santos (10-1 MMA, 3-0 SF) picked up her 11th straight win (and fifth straight in Strikeforce) with the 16-second knockout of Yamanaka, which came at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. The bout, which marked a third straight title defense, served as the night's Showtime-televised co-headliner and was Santos' first bout in Strikeforce in 18 months following a contract dispute. As Santos has torn through competition (with nine knockouts in 11 career wins), she's often been dogged by steroid speculation, though she never previously failed a test.

    Santos's provision of a urine sample was observed by a CSAC representative on the night of the fight, and the sample was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency test facility at UCLA. Santos has the right to appeal the suspension of her license.
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    Re: CSAC: Strikeforce champ Cris 'Cyborg' Santos tests positive for anabolic steroids

    Post  Anfields5thKing on Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:07 am

    Am I the only one that hopes Chael Sonnen has something to say about this?
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    Re: CSAC: Strikeforce champ Cris 'Cyborg' Santos tests positive for anabolic steroids

    Post  p4pnumber_1 on Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:20 am

    Can't say i'm surprised at all if i'm honest.
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    Re: CSAC: Strikeforce champ Cris 'Cyborg' Santos tests positive for anabolic steroids

    Post  Sheldan on Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:10 am

    This is probably what Dana wanted, well maybe not what he wanted, he would have wanted Cyborg to drop down to 135, but this was the second best thing that could have happened, now the 145 womens division can be scraped.
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    Re: CSAC: Strikeforce champ Cris 'Cyborg' Santos tests positive for anabolic steroids

    Post  Anfields5thKing on Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:07 am

    Especially with Carano as good as retired. No draw, no big names. Division gone.
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    Re: CSAC: Strikeforce champ Cris 'Cyborg' Santos tests positive for anabolic steroids

    Post  Mryzyz on Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:23 pm

    My world has been turned upside down this morning, first I find out that the pope is apparently catholic, and now I learn that Cris Santos uses steroids!!?

    Carano v Marloes for the title! ... or more likely the division just gets scrapped.

    I liked the idea of merging the divisions to create a 140lb division. I hope that still happens regardless.

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