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Strikeforce noncommittal on Cris Santos' future; White says belt will be stripped

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Strikeforce officials today issued a statement regarding Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Santos' failed drug test but offered few clues about what's next for the beleaguered titleholder.

In a statement posted on Strikeforce.com, CEO Scott Coker said the organization will allow the California State Athletic Commission's process to play out.

UFC president Dana White, though, painted a much bleaker future.

"She's getting stripped of the belt," White today told ESPN 1100 AM Las Vegas' "MMA Insiders" show.

White, part of the Zuffa ownership group that acquired Strikeforce in early 2011, also suggested Strikeforce's entire 145-pound female division could be scrapped.

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Post #1   1/7/12 3:35:31AM   

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Ouch, she may have just cost WMMA the entire division in Zuffa.

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Post #2   1/7/12 3:36:43AM   

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Dana just got his wish.
He's been waiting for something like this so he could straight up squash womens MMA.

Post #3   1/7/12 7:03:44AM   

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I still think she should be allowed to fight men but because of the gender differences she should be allowed to come in 10 pound heavier. So 145 Woman vs 135 Man.

Faber vs Santos could be interesting!

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Hopefully this paves the way for a single 140 pound women's division.

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I have a strong feeling this will start the downward fall of womens mma on strikeforce

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Hopefully this paves the way for a single 140 pound women's division.



THANK YOU.

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Posted by BeeR

Dana just got his wish.
He's been waiting for something like this so he could straight up squash womens MMA.



This is exactly what I was thinking.

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Posted by BeeR

Dana just got his wish.
He's been waiting for something like this so he could straight up squash womens MMA.



This is exactly what I was thinking.

Same here, it kinda sucks tho, there's some badass women in MMA

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Post #9   1/7/12 4:20:46PM