Cris Cyborg insults steroid scandal sympathizer and admirer Gina Carano

Posted by: p0d on January 16, 2012

In the wake of  former Strikeforce 145lb. women’s champion, Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos, testing positive for steroid usage, MMA luminary and previous opponent Gina Carano, has magnanimously responded with: sympathy, compliments, benefit of doubt and well-wishes. While the scandal “stung” Carano (who “could’ve gone her whole life without knowing that news“) she responded with the following:

-“…that could just be somebody around her giving her bad advice.”
-“…She’s definitely a physical specimen who doesn’t need any performance enhancements, and still be as just as great as she is, maybe even better.”
-“…She’s gonna have to deal with alot…as far as earning back people’s trust…She’s suspended for a year and the title is stripped from her; that’s enough punishment.”
-“I sympathize with her, and feel bad for her. She’s not a bad person…she’ll allow this experience to make her a better person.”
-“She’s so sweet. I loved going to the Espy’s (award show with Cyborg also present)…I don’t have a mean thing to say about her. Her and her husband are darling people.” (source: No Holds Barred Radio with Eddie Goldman, Inside MMA with Bas Rutten)

While many in the mma community have expressed zero surprise that Santos was caught, one has been particularly contentious – Strikeforce 135lb #1 contender and  Olympic Judo medalist, Ronda Rousey. In response to Rousey’s public chastisement, Cris Cyborg posted the following heavily edited picture of a just defeated Gina Carano, along with a challenge to fight upon her suspension return.

(click here for original unedited picture)

Ronda Rousey is one of the many fighters that have recognized Carano’s ability and big contribution to the Sport. While she has had minimal contact with Carano, she answered Santos with the following Twitter response:

One has to wonder if Cris Cyborg has any fans left as both her career accomplishments and character have undeniably been exposed.

(link credit: Buzz & Frankie)

*update

On Monday, April 9th, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos was denied a leniency appeal to CSAC to cut her suspension time in half (6 months) by the Regulatory Board.(MMAWeekly.com)

That reduction attempt contradicts Santos’ initial statement on the matter.

“I am ultimately responsible for everything I put in my body, and at the end of the day, there is no excuse for having a prohibited substance in my system,” the disgraced fighter continued. “I do not condone the use of any performance enhancing drugs by myself or any other professional athlete, and willingly accept the penalties and fines that have been handed down to me by the California State Athletic Commission and those of the Strikeforce/Zuffa organization.” (01/07/12 – MMAPrime.tv)

Furthermore, the alleged “diet supplement” (which tested positive for stanozolol) or the “training camp member” that allegedly procured it for Santos, has yet to be disclosed (even in Santos’ latest communication –  ‘Cris Cyborg Steroid Awareness Speech) Please note the heavy amount of censorship by the channel (an affiliate of MMAPrime.tv, the site of which Santos discloses communication) in the comments section. As of this update (04/8/12) there are 18,940 views of the video and only 22 comments, all of which are pro-Cyborg in nature.

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  • Joe

    oh no she didnt…

  • http://www.gina-carano.org/ Jen

    I’m not sure what to make of this. It could have been that she randomly retweated that message.

    We would all like to see that message taken down though either way I think we should still respect Gina’s position taking the high road and not go out of our way to bash Cyborg.

    • p0d

      Cyborg’s not in a position to get the benefit of the doubt on her actions. Even under a possible unintended action (no look re-tweet)she is culpable.

      It’s again an unfortunate situation, but people must know about it. Before any bashing or rightful condemnation, put yourself in that position and honestly think about how you deserve to be seen.

  • khalid

    I think Ronda will beat Cyborg easily if the have a chance to face each other .

    Cyborg very scared from Ronda & this is why she is posting such this faked picture of Gina .

    I am really looking forward for Ronda VS Cyborg , Ronda VS Gina .

    Can’t wait to see the result !

  • fastold

    ronda rocks she will beat the tar out of cyborg shes a capable fighter and a very honorable one for standing up for gina the woman she respects and it would be a good fight if those two get in the ring if gina returns

  • Guiomar

    Who posted it on Twitter was Kari Pardi and not Cris Cyborg. I like Gina, but I dislike injustice.

    • p0d

      you’d have a point if Kari Pardi had control over Cris Cyborg’s Twitter. I like culpability and dislike meaningless detail.

  • http://www.hell.com Hellraiser

    I’m not a fan of steroids, but it’s true that too many champions in a wide diversity of sports are only champions because of steroid use. Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Mark Coleman, Mark Kerr, Kevin Randleman, Victor Belford, and countless olympic medalists (probably all of the top runners) all took steroids. But it’s much more obvious when a woman is taking steroids. You just compare Gina’s neck and face to Cris’s and it was pretty obvious Cris was no light user os steroids. Not to mention Cris has a dude’s voice.

  • Hans1996

    I don’t like cyborg, And i happy with the punishment. I think of cyborg doesn’t use steriods Gina had won thats for sure i think

  • Jersey Devil

    I’ve known that Cris Cyborg took steroids the second I saw her, but then again, how many Champions took Steroids?????
    I’m a fan of Gina, and I believe that Gina could of defeated Cyborg if she decided to do the following:
    1. Train instead of posing for pictures & partying “You’re Hot Gina, We Get It!”
    2. Stuck to a Boxing style against Cyborg due to the fact that Gina is an artist when it comes to throwing punches, & can throw them hard & hurt her opponents (to say the least, if not knock her opponents out).
    It’s a real crying shame that Gina is not the women’s champion of this sport & is now staring in faketicious action movies, but her defending Cyborg shows that she’s all class. God Bless you Gina.