Coker questions the validity of Cyborg’s record

Monday, January 09, 2012

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker spent years promoting Women’s MMA, bringing to stardom Gina Carano, and with her break form the sport, showcasing Cris Cyborg as the sport’s leading female. With her positive test for PEDs, Cyborg’s entire run is now suspect, and with it, harm has been done to women’s MMA generally.

“The thing that’s really sad about the ‘Cyborg’ thing,” said Coker. “It makes you really wonder the validation of all those other fights. So to me I think you will see some faces back in Sgrikeforce with her out.

“Of course you’re concerned for the fighter, you’re concerned for the opponent, you’re concerned for the league, and you’re concerned for the television partner. But at the end of the day, every athlete has to be accountable for their actions. She’s no different … If you’re going to cheat you shouldn’t be fighting prefessionally against other professional athletes that aren’t cheating.

“It’s illegal.”