Doctors bar Cris Cyborg from cut to 135

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly

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.


tags: UFC   Strikeforce   Cris Cyborg   Cristiane Santos   Ronda Rousey (detail)  


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GunnarWreckedMyAssHAOLE site profile image  

12/6/12 12:31 PM by GunnarWreckedMyAssHAOLE

Frankie weighed in at 141 for years in college

Bloodstorm site profile image  

12/6/12 12:20 PM by Bloodstorm

Frankie Edgar ?

GunnarWreckedMyAssHAOLE site profile image  

12/6/12 12:17 PM by GunnarWreckedMyAssHAOLE

She is gonna have to take another fight at 135 first - ufc won't give someone a title fight at s weight they have never made

shootfightermike site profile image  

12/6/12 12:16 PM by shootfightermike

i smell bs

James Foy site profile image  

12/6/12 12:07 PM by James Foy

Pretty much a guarantee cyborg will miss weight. Didn't she miss 145 a couple times?

UGCTT croy_00 site profile image  

12/6/12 11:25 AM by UGCTT croy_00

Bigger question is will Honda take the fight when she does miss weight? I predict yes, but she won't allow her to get over 145 in the cage. Then Cryborg will gas, giving up an armbar and have to get it surgically reattached using one of Cruz's old knees.

_33 site profile image  

12/6/12 9:46 AM by _33

Now all we need is some real drug testing and to book this mother fucker!Honda by armbar!

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12/6/12 9:42 AM by vaginal tear

I wonder if vegas will have odds on her missing weight?

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12/6/12 8:20 AM by Cung knocked my ace out


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12/6/12 7:47 AM by GunnarWreckedMyAssHAOLE