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VCURamFan
04-10-2012, 04:37 AM
From MMAFighting.com:

Apr 9, 2012 - Cris "Cyborg" Justino will spend one year of her prime on the sidelines, the result of the California state athletic commission (CSAC) voting to uphold her suspension stemming from a positive steroids test last December.

It was all smiles for Cyborg on December 17, when she needed just 16 seconds to TKO Hiroko Yamanaka in her return following an 18-month layoff, but the good times didn't last when she was informed she tested positive for stanozolol after the bout. In her Monday hearing, she didn't contest the results but said she had been given the supplements by a member of her coaching staff.

In her remarks, Cyborg said she didn't condone the use of performance-enhancing drugs in MMA, and her attorney noted that they have taken steps to have her tested monthly and make sure the supplements she will take in the future won't contain any banned substances.

Their arguments, however, didn't lead to any leniency from CSAC in confirming their original one-year penalty and a $2,500 fine, which her lawyer said she has already paid. A motion by commissioner John Frierson to reduce the suspension to six months was denied.

The punishment effectively means that Cyborg (10-1, 1 no contest) will have lost nearly 30 months of her career to contracts snafus and the suspension while arguably in her athletic prime (she turns 27 in July). Her sole fight from July 2010 until the time her suspension is up in December 2012 is the bout against Yamanaka, which will go down in the record books as a no contest.

Prior to the positive test, Cyborg had been one of the most feared fighters in any division in MMA, finishing five of her six opponents while fighting for major promotions before the bout with Yamanaka. There had also been a growing cloud of suspicion around her for her muscular build, but as she noted during the hearing, she has been tested many times and never had a positive result until her last fight.

Cyborg said the supplement that contained stanozolol came from a coach who also assisted her with nutrition. She believed it would help her to lose weight but did not know it was banned. She said she has since removed that person from her team, and now it appears she'll have plenty of time to form a new team around her.

In addition to the fine and suspension, Cyborg was also stripped of the women's featherweight title, which she first won when she defeated Gina Carano back in August 2009.

MattHughesRocks
04-10-2012, 06:22 AM
That's just too bad. I'll bet she didn't even need to use anything because that b i t c h is a natural born killer :punch:

Bonnie
04-10-2012, 06:26 AM
Is this punishment pretty consistent with what CSAC has handed out for men who have been caught using steroids? Not that I think it's too harsh, I just wondered if they're being harder on the women than the men?

MattHughesRocks
04-10-2012, 07:00 AM
I think it is the same but we women should get a break :cry:

Is this punishment pretty consistent with what CSAC has handed out for men who have been caught using steroids? Not that I think it's too harsh, I just wondered if they're being harder on the women than the men?

County Mike
04-10-2012, 11:59 AM
Seems a bit harsh for me. One year and stripped of title. Then again, they shouldn't have let this dude fight in the women's division in the first place.

Max
04-10-2012, 01:33 PM
That's just too bad. I'll bet he didn't even need to use anything because that b i t c h is a natural born man :punch:

fixed

Max
04-10-2012, 01:34 PM
I think it is the same but we women should get a break :cry:

I might be able to see your point if it wernt for the fact that Chris Cyborg is a man

JavierDLC
04-10-2012, 03:37 PM
Chael was suspended for 1 year, Leben, Thiago, Im sure Nick will too and Dos Santos.. So I dont see why anyone thinks Cyborg is getting worst treatment.

Im glad she got caught she retired my Lovely Gina Carano...

Bonnie
04-10-2012, 03:45 PM
Chael was suspended for 1 year, Leben, Thiago, Im sure Nick will too and Dos Santos.. So I dont see why anyone thinks Cyborg is getting worst treatment.

Im glad she got caught she retired my Lovely Gina Carano...

I wasn't sure if she was getting worse treatment that's why I asked. :)

I thought Chael's was reduced...I can't remember?

And why does everyone seem to dislike Cyborg? I don't know much about her so I was just wondering.

VCURamFan
04-10-2012, 04:05 PM
I wasn't sure if she was getting worse treatment that's why I asked. :)

I thought Chael's was reduced...I can't remember?

And why does everyone seem to dislike Cyborg? I don't know much about her so I was just wondering.
She made this:
http://mmajunkie.com/dyn/images/fighters/gina-carano-12.jpg

Look like this:
http://everyjoe.com/files/2009/08/cyborgcarano.jpg

Need we explain more? :laugh:

Bonnie
04-10-2012, 04:20 PM
She made this:
http://mmajunkie.com/dyn/images/fighters/gina-carano-12.jpg

Look like this:
http://everyjoe.com/files/2009/08/cyborgcarano.jpg

Need we explain more? :laugh:

If Cyborg was as attractive as Gina, do you think people would feel differently about her? Seriously, I think they've done studies that show how people (including babies) have a more positive reaction towards pretty people versus not-so-pretty...

MattHughesRocks
04-10-2012, 04:55 PM
Mike! :laugh:

Seems a bit harsh for me. One year and stripped of title. Then again, they shouldn't have let this dude fight in the women's division in the first place.

MattHughesRocks
04-10-2012, 04:57 PM
Guys are intimated no doubt!


And why does everyone seem to dislike Cyborg? I don't know much about her so I was just wondering.

MattHughesRocks
04-10-2012, 04:59 PM
Clearly the truth and that guys are a ss h ole s!


If Cyborg was as attractive as Gina, do you think people would feel differently about her? Seriously, I think they've done studies that show how people (including babies) have a more positive reaction towards pretty people versus not-so-pretty...

County Mike
04-10-2012, 06:13 PM
Guys are intimated no doubt!

You're right. She's more manly than I am, so I don't like her.

rearnakedchoke
04-10-2012, 06:39 PM
Chael was suspended for 1 year, Leben, Thiago, Im sure Nick will too and Dos Santos.. So I dont see why anyone thinks Cyborg is getting worst treatment.

Im glad she got caught she retired my Lovely Gina Carano...

did i miss something?????

and i wouldn't worry about gina, she is making more $$$$ now than all the women fighters ...

VCURamFan
04-10-2012, 07:24 PM
If Cyborg was as attractive as Gina, do you think people would feel differently about her? Seriously, I think they've done studies that show how people (including babies) have a more positive reaction towards pretty people versus not-so-pretty...
Yes & no. I was rooting for Gina in that fight & was disappointed when she lost, but not anymore disappointed than when, say, Roy Nelson loses. I didn't hate Cyborg for beating her. However, now that she's tested positive for steroids, I dislike her as much as I dislike other busted users (minus Chael, I suppose, but I suppose there's an exception to every rule, right? :laugh:).

Bonnie
04-10-2012, 08:15 PM
You're right. She's more manly than I am, so I don't like her.

:laugh:

Take heart, Mike, you're prettier and you rock in a kilt!

:laugh:

Bonnie
04-10-2012, 08:17 PM
Yes & no. I was rooting for Gina in that fight & was disappointed when she lost, but not anymore disappointed than when, say, Roy Nelson loses. I didn't hate Cyborg for beating her. However, now that she's tested positive for steroids, I dislike her as much as I dislike other busted users (minus Chael, I suppose, but I suppose there's an exception to every rule, right? :laugh:).

Absolutely! :laugh:

County Mike
04-11-2012, 01:37 PM
:laugh:

Take heart, Mike, you're prettier and you rock in a kilt!

:laugh:

:)