Cristiane 'Cyborg' Santos Blames 'Someone In Camp' For Positive Steroids Test

Photo by Josh Hedges/Forza LLC for Showtime Sports.

Frormer Strikeforce women's 145lb champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos has spoken about her positive steroids test for the first time since being suspended for steroids by the California State Athletic Commission and cut by Strikeforce. In a new video (after the jump) shot by shot by MMAPrime.tv, Santos claims that the stanozolol found in her system was administered by a teammate who told her it was a weight-loss aid.

Transcription via MMA Fighting:

"I did not know it was a steroid," she said. "I made a mistake in trusting someone in my camp.""People say the only way I have gotten to where I am now is the use of drugs," she said. "They say I am a cheater. That's not true. I just made the mistake of taking something that was supposed to help me lose weight. I did not know it was a steroid.

"(The result) cost me my belt and made me look like a cheater.

"I want to say to my fans, I'm still training. I'm never going to stop," she said. "Everything I did for MMA is not going to stop here. I will be back."

Santos will appeal her suspension to the CSAC on April 9, 2012.

Video after the jump.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker