Cris Cyborg waiting for a phone call

by Alfredo Reyes | source: tatame

Yesterday it was reported that Strikeforce was shutting down after a grand finale in January, and that Ronda Rousey had been signed as the first female fighter in the UFC. Today Miesha Tate tweeted that she, too, had been signed.

Where that leaves Cris Santos is unknown. The Brazilian is currently serving a suspension for PED usage, was stripped of her featherweight title, and cannot apply for a license until January.

According to Santos, nobody from the UFC has reach out yet, but she remains hopeful.

"I have no news," Cris Santos told Tatame."I think we'll just have to wait until the end of my suspension."

It's unclear if the UFC is targeting Santos, so far the organization has only signed femaile bantemweights. Santos is a featherweight (145) fighter, and has made it clear she can't make the cut down to bantamweight (135).

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Argo site profile image  

11/11/12 3:59 AM by Argo

The dude Cyborg will agree to fight at 135. Then at weigh ins he will miss weight and they'll do the "Give 20% of the purse" deal to make the fight still happen.That's how Dana will screw Rhonda over to make himself a buck.

Cya site profile image  

11/10/12 1:41 PM by Cya

Cyborg is not average height

Kostakio site profile image  

11/10/12 1:25 PM by Kostakio

What?? She has unfinished business with me first! WHERE YOU AT, TRU??

Warzone209 site profile image  

11/10/12 11:45 AM by Warzone209

UFC Doesn't want to see Rhonda get KO'd in the first round by Guyborg so they prolly wont't bring cyborg over till rhonda walks thru all the "competition".

JustAnotherMMAFan site profile image  

11/10/12 11:21 AM by JustAnotherMMAFan

Dana White ?@danawhite Oct 4I want the cyborg fight so if 135 won't work let's get @RondaRousey to 145 :)

Nick Fury site profile image  

11/10/12 4:00 AM by Nick Fury

She might, eventually, after the UFC gets what they want.

madmav site profile image  

11/10/12 1:41 AM by madmav

oh really?

easedel site profile image  

11/10/12 1:21 AM by easedel

Keep waitingbut hey, never know, she will prolly get signed and a title shot after her suspension..seems common now

Othello site profile image  

11/9/12 7:43 PM by Othello

What's odd about not offering a contract to a convicted cheater that is currently serving a suspension AND can't even make the only weight class. I would find it more odd if they gave her one.

DEZBOT site profile image  

11/9/12 7:33 PM by DEZBOT

So u must be her nutritionist to know that she can make 135 when not on the gear........ Douche