Cris 'Cyborg' Santos tests postive for PEDs; bout officially changed to No Contest


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”.

“Our primary concern is for the health and safety of fighters,” said CSAC Executive Officer George Dodd.  “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."

The use of certain substances, including anabolic steroids, is prohibited under the Commission’s regulations, and CSAC has among the toughest drug testing standards of any Athletic Commission in the country. It is the only commission that requires urine samples to be taken in the presence of a commission representative prior to a bout.

Santos’s provision of a urine sample was observed by a CSAC representative and the sample was sent to the World Anti-doping Agency test facility at the University of California, Los Angeles. Santos has the right to appeal the suspension of her license.

Update: Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has released the following statement:

“STRIKEFORCE has not seen the test results regarding Ms. Santos. However, we have a consistent and strong stance against any use of performance-enhancing drugs.  We also have a long history of supporting effective drug testing of athletes by authorized regulatory bodies. Therefore, we will closely monitor the matter and will work with the California State Athletic Commission regarding any information we may be asked to provide. We also recognize that Ms. Santos has administrative process rights under California law and we hope that she is not prejudged before she has the opportunity to exercise such rights.”


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Jumbo Reverse Shrimp site profile image  

1/8/12 4:17 PM by Jumbo Reverse Shrimp

Exactly. The women's sport will die if the "let them do all the roids they want" guys have their way. For men to become hyper masculine by roiding is one thing, but for women do so makes their sport redundant.

OaktownWhiteBoy site profile image  

1/8/12 4:16 PM by OaktownWhiteBoy

She haz big clittie!

Jumbo Reverse Shrimp site profile image  

1/8/12 4:07 PM by Jumbo Reverse Shrimp

Format fail.

HELWIG site profile image  

1/8/12 3:25 PM by HELWIG

 Every win of her career has an * next to it.

Diesel67 site profile image  

1/8/12 3:03 PM by Diesel67

 Stanozolol, aka Winstrol, the stuff they caught Ben Johnson for in 1988.  Unbelievable that Cyborg would use it over 20 yrs later and not expect to be caught. 

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1/8/12 2:53 PM by Diesel67


Jons Forsberg site profile image  

1/8/12 1:16 PM by Jons Forsberg

it's already been mentioned several times here, but Cris is likely on heavier stuff than Stanozolol.

Blazing Knees site profile image  

1/8/12 1:03 PM by Blazing Knees

 So she haz pee-pee?

Blazing Knees site profile image  

1/8/12 12:56 PM by Blazing Knees

 They should have tested this " woman" ten years ago before she started smashing girls faces in  with her man punches. Bunch of bullshit. Even Cecil Peoples could take one look at this " woman" and see that she's on MAJOR gear and probably stacking

Eddie86 site profile image  

1/8/12 2:44 AM by Eddie86

Does this entire thread not count as fighter bashing? Now I remember why I stopped coming here.