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Women's MMA Responds to Cris Cyborg Positive Steroid Test on Twitter

The World of Women's MMA has had a few hours to digest the news that Cristiane 'Cyborg' Santos has failed her most recent PED test following her last fight against Hiroko Yamanaka in California at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal.

Ronda Rousey has already made an "I told you so " comment we posted yesterday, but here is what some of WMMA's other top fighters had to say through the medium of twitter.

No#3 ranked 125lbs WMMA Fighter and qualified Osteopath at the Combat Sports Clinic Rosi Sexton pulls no punches and addresses the heart of the issue:

just heard the news. That's a real shame, but I guess in honesty I'm not surprised.

let's be honest here though - she's by no means the only one.

increased chance of getting caught reduces offending more than tougher penalties. Better testing must come first.

I have a policy... I don't speculate about individual fighters until there's evidence.

I think it's a particular problem when it happens in WMMA. You may as well have a woman fighting a man.

either test properly, or legalise it so the rest of us can get on it with a clear conscience. Enough with the hypocrisy.

Look "just working hard in the gym" won't give a woman muscles like that any more than eating worms and flapping your arms will make you fly
Jan 07FavoriteRetweetReply

Check out other WMMA tweets after the jump

Strikeforce WMMA 135lbs Champion Miesha Tate takes the diplomatic approach:

Have u guys heard about this? Wow...

Ya..... I don't really know what to say, it's unfortunate she was using :-/

it's really unfortunate to find out she was using, I'm disappointed to say the least, I don't know what to say

Well I am disappointed to find out she was using I gave her the benefit of the doubt too & really admired her

I'd really like to hear what Cris has to say b4 I make any judgement

Well I personally choose to hear Cyborg out first, I will wait till she makes her statement to make mine.

Yes I am a woman myself I know very well but I still would like to hear her out

Jan 07FavoriteRetweetReply


Former 135lbs Champion Sarah Kaufman

Im interested in hearing what cris has to say RT @SeanPeconi: Cris cyborg tests positive for anabolic steroids #MMA#UFC thoughts?
Jan 07 via EchofonFavoriteRetweetReply

Former 135lbs Champion (and former Cyborg opponent) Marloes Coenen

Get a lot of tweets about Christiana. Don't want to 'kick an opponent when she's down'. I still respect her & we will meet again at Invicta!
Jan 07 via UberSocial for BlackBerryFavoriteRetweetReply

145lbs fighter Julia Budd:

"@BobbyERT: @JuliaBudd interesting things to come for the 145lbs division. Cyborg just tested positive for steroids." wtf r u serious?

I think cheating is cheating. That's bullshit she woulda killed yamanaka without

... I think it means I gotta make 135 next fight.
Jan 07 via Twitter for iPadFavoriteRetweetReply

Shayna Baszler:

Im not defending cyborg or not, but its not always accurate how the media blows things up or paints things

RT : Let's hear her piece. what are your thoughts on Cyborg?
Jan 07 via txtFavoriteRetweetReply


Other notable fighters such as Gina Carano, Tara LaRosa and Liz Carmouche have yet to comment on twitter.

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