by: Randall Rosario
Cristiane Justino former MMA Womans Champion (formerly Cristiane Santos), used to sit at the top the totem pole of women’s mixed martial arts but has been knocked down after testing positive for steroid use in Decmeber of 2011. “Cyborg” the ultimate woman fighting machine has been undefeated for almost 5 years beating her opponents ruthlessly. She would destroy any woman who stepped in the cage with her. But her life as the ultimate fighter took an unexpected turn testing positive for steroids after her win against Hiroko Yamanaka at Strikeforce. When the news hit her fight was over turned. During her scandal she separated for her husband of six year Evangelista Santos also known as the male “Cyborg.” He is also a MMA fighter for Strikeforce. Cristiane is currently serving a one year suspension. During an interview with “Inside MMA” she said that she had no knowledge of what was in her supplements. She sat down with a translator and he said “The product she took was simply to lose weight. She had no idea there was any steroids in it. Her main problem was losing weight, so she did take something to lose weight. She had no idea what was in it. She would never put her career to risk. A person she knew, in Brazil, for a long time, in the camp she was training, offered it to her to lose weight, and that’s how she accepted it, and how she found out what happened.” He also said “It was a mistake that she made. She totally trusted this person, and this person probably didn’t even know what was in that medicine, as well. So, she was totally innocent of what was taking place. She thought she was taking something just to lose weight.” She is very sad for what took place but she is training very hard hoping to get back on track and continue her career. But only time will tell on what her outcome will be in MMA.