Strikeforce Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos Suspended for Failed Drug Test

Written by Tom Ngo
January 6th, 2012

Strikeforce Womens Champion Cristiane Cyborg Santos

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (Pictured) ended her 18-month sabbatical last month by quickly disposing of Hiroko Yamanaka. The reigning Strikeforce featherweight champion will now be forced to sit the sidelines for a year after testing positive for stanozolol metabolites.

The California State Athletic Commission has also overturned Cyborg’s knockout win over the Japanese fighter to a no contest and fined her $2,500 for her failed drug test.

“Our primary concern is for the health and safety of fighters,” CSAC executive officer George Dodd expressed in a statement. “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.”

Cyborg, who Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker dubbed “The Mike Tyson of female MMA” following her destruction of Yamanaka and is widely regarded as the baddest woman walking the face of the earth, hasn’t lost a scrap since her professional debut in May of 2005.

Cyborg pocketed $66,000 for her “victory” over Yamanaka, $33k of which came via win bonus.

“Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” took place December 17th inside the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.

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