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Cris Cyborg’s one-year suspension reduction denied

Stripped former women’s Strikeforce champ, Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino will in fact serve her full year license suspension and pay a $2,500 fine. This stemming from a failed PED’s test for the steroid stanozolol back in late December, 2011. Defense for Justino made an attempt at a 6-month sentence reduction yesterday (April 9, 2012) during her California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) hearing. Unfortunately for the recent divorcee, she would receive no leniency.

It was Dec. 17, 2011 when we last saw Cyborg’s destruction in the cage as she took out Hiroko Yamanaka in just 16 seconds via TKO, following an 18-month layoff. Some have called the ferocious female the MMA equivalent of Mike Tyson, as she has dominated her division in a similar fashion as “Iron Mike.”

Cyborg stood behind her original story as she explained to the commission that she was unaware that her supplement contained stanozolol and was given it by a trusted trainer that assured her it was a legal supplement that helped to cut weight. Part of Justino’s attorney’s plea was that they would move forward with monthly testing and rigorously check all future supplements. A motion by commissioner John Frierson to reduce the suspension to six months was nonetheless denied.

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