Doctors bar Cris Cyborg from cut to 135

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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.