At a meeting held today in Sacramento, Calif., the California State Athletic Commission voted to uphold a yearlong suspension and fine of Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.
During the meeting, Santos took responsibility for the positive test in a statement read to the commission.
“I made a mistake,” Santos said. “I do not condone the use of performance enhancing drugs in MMA.”
The statement played favorably with commissioner John Frierson, who applauded the fighter for appearing before the commission and introduced a motion to have the suspension reduced to six months.
“At least she came before us and fell on the sword,” he said.
I'm not sure if this was "Cyborg" admitting that she knowingly took PED's (she originally said that she used a dietary supplement to help her cut weight that she thought was deemed safe but ultimately was not) but either way, it was a step in the right direction in terms of her road back.