Cris 'Cyborg' Santos injured, unlikely for November bout

by Dan Stupp | source:

Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos wants to defend her Strikeforce title. Likewise, Strikeforce officials want the newly crowned title-holder on their Nov. 7 CBS-televised event.

But right now, Santos (8-1) isn't a lock for the show and instead is awaiting a meeting with her doctor to determine her eligibility for the show.

"It's unlikely that Cris will be fighting on [Nov. 7] but still possible," her manager, Richard Wilner, told (

The Nov. 7 Strikeforce event takes place at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill. (near Chicago) and kicks off a multi-fight deal between Strikeforce and CBS. Strikeforce officials hoped to build off the momentum Santos built with her first-round TKO of Gina Carano in August. But the Brazilian fighter has been slowed by injury and probably won't be cleared for the nationally televised event.

"I'm awaiting her return from Spain to get her assessed by a doctor here," Wilner said. "Out of respect to Strikeforce, CBS and Cris' potential opponent, we alerted them to this issue early so as not to interfere with pre-production, preparation, etc."

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dogscan site profile image  

9/30/09 7:50 PM by dogscan

I'd like to be the meat in that sandwich if you know what I mean!!!!!!

threestars35 site profile image  

9/30/09 7:11 PM by threestars35

hope Cyborg can recover in time for nov.

Deathamphetamine site profile image  

9/30/09 7:09 PM by Deathamphetamine

should use steroids to repair them.

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9/30/09 7:07 PM by Deathamphetamine

injured her balls imo

AmericanPsychoMMA site profile image  

9/30/09 6:24 PM by AmericanPsychoMMA

 ^ I bet more casual fans know who Cris Cyborg is than Fedor, so Strikeforce/CBS was really banking on Cris fighting no matter who it was against.  Erin vs Marloes nice, but more of a Showtime type fight.  Erin vs Cris now that is a CBS fight. 

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9/30/09 6:21 PM by smooshfaceace

god damn it strikeforce cbs debut just won't be the same without cris I hope they clear her to fight!

AmericanPsychoMMA site profile image  

9/30/09 6:18 PM by AmericanPsychoMMA

  even though Cris isn't my a favorite fighter, I still like to see brawling

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9/30/09 6:13 PM by MMARising

TTT for this because it makes the most sense. The UFC has recently listened to their fans when they've had strong opinions on fights, so this is a chance for Strikeforce to step up and do the same.

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9/30/09 1:00 PM by Card

Email sent.

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9/30/09 12:59 PM by ShdwPrwler

Absolutely, if Cyborg is unable to fight, this is the perfect opportunity for Strikeforce to have a # 1 contenders match between Marloes Coenen and Erin Toughill. There should be over 5 million people watching and this would be a great way to build up some hype for when Cyborg is ready to defend her title.Contact Strikeforce here and let them know you want to see Marloes vs Erin on the show: