Women's mixed martial arts may suffered a serious blow on Friday when the California State Athletic Commission announced Strikeforce 145-pound champ Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos tested positive for an anabolic steroid.
Dana White, appearing on ESPN1100/98.9 FM, painted a bleak picture for female fighting at the highest level.
"It pretty much does [kill the Strikeforce women's featherweight division]. We were going to hold [on to] that division and just do fights with Cyborg," White said. "Whenever there was a new contender, we would do the fights with Cyborg."
White said there is no champion now at 145 pounds.
"Yeah, she's getting stripped of the title. I don't know, we'll see what happens [with the rest of the division]," said White.
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