Cyborg Tests Positive For Steroids, Beth Phoenix Comments

Nick Paglino

Sherdog.com is reporting the following, pertaining to Strikeforce Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos:

Strikeforce champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos will lose her 145-pound title after testing positive for a banned substance on Dec. 16, UFC President Dana White said during a radio interview on Friday.

White also acknowledged that the development has left the future of the Strikeforce women’s featherweight division in doubt.

“We were going to hold that division and just do fights with Cyborg whenever there was a new contender,” White told ESPN 1100 Las Vegas. “She’s getting stripped of the of the title. This pretty much kills the division.”

Santos tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol, also known as Winstrol, in a drug test taken the day before her successful Dec. 17 title defense against Hiroko Yamanaka in San Diego. The California State Athletic Commission learned of the positive test on Dec. 23 and suspended Santos for one year, retroactive to Dec. 16, and fined her $2,500. In addition, the result of her bout with Yamanaka was changed to a “no decision.”

Following this news, WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix posted this response on Twitter:

"So disappointed in Cris Cyborg. What a let down to women that looked up to her. #noshortcuts"

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