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Default One-Year Steroids Suspension Upheld for Cris 'Cyborg'

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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.
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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
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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?
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I think it is the same but we women should get a break

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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?
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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.
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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
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I think it is the same but we women should get a break
I might be able to see your point if it wernt for the fact that Chris Cyborg is a man
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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...
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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.
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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.
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