Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has released a statement in regards to the recent news of Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos’ positive test for steroids and subsequent suspension by the California State Athletic Commission. You can read the complete story concerning Santos here.
As for Coker and his statement, the following was posted on Strikeforce.com late Friday night.
“STRIKEFORCE has not seen the test results regarding Ms. Santos. However, we have a consistent and strong stance against any use of performance-enhancing drugs. We also have a long history of supporting effective drug testing of athletes by authorized regulatory bodies. Therefore, we will closely monitor the matter and will work with the California State Athletic Commission regarding any information we may be asked to provide. We also recognize that Ms. Santos has administrative process rights under California law and we hope that she is not prejudged before she has the opportunity to exercise such rights.”
Santos has yet to say anything concerning her suspension of one year, a fine of $2,500, the failed drug test, or being stripped of the Strikeforce featherweight title. The decision to take the title off Santos was made by Zuffa.