With the news that the UFC had signed Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, talk immediately turned to Cris "Cyborg" Santos, who can apply in January for a license to fight, following a year suspension for PED use.
However, Cyborg's camp has said that following a meeting with her doctors, Santos will not be able to make the 135 lb weight division.
Santos met with her doctors recently to see about a possible move down to 135lbs, so that she could eventually and hopefully meet Rousey inside the UFC Octagon.
She was told that a cut to 135lbs would just not be safe based on her personal physical health. Her cardiologist stated emphatically that he would not sign off on a move down a weight class based on her current health.
The dangers to her body could also prohibit Santos from carrying a child later in life, and according to her camp, that was a risk the former Strikeforce champion was unwilling to make for any fight.
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This leaves several options. Cyborg could move to an organization like Invicta FC with a women's 145 lb. division, which is a possibility. The UFC could start a women's 145 lb. division, which seems highly unlikely at this time. Or, a fight could be made with Rousey at a catchweight, which at this point is the most likely outcome.