Giving black eyes is nothing new to the Cristiane Santos, better known by her moniker “Cyborg” but usually she gives the black eyes in a cage or a gym but today she gave one to women’s mixed martial arts on the whole.
The Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion is widely regarded to be one of the best females in the sport. Santos has been unbeaten since her first professional bout in 2005 dispatching of the likes of Shayna Baszler, Hitomi Akano, Marloes Coenen and Gina Carano.
Last month following almost eighteen months away from the cage she returned to defend her title blowing the doors off the well-rounded Hiroko Yamanaka in her first defeat since 2008.
Today all that was turned upside down when word broke that the California State Athletic Commission has suspended the license of Cyborg and has slapped a $2,500 fine on her for testing positive for the banned substance stanozolol metabolites.
So what does this mean for Santos and the Strikeforce 145-pound division? There won’t ...