Like yesterdays post, today I am writing the first in what will be a series of posts, this time profiling some of the toughest ladies in the world. I figured it made sense to start at the top, so ladies and gentlefolk, I introduce to you the Strikeforce women’s middleweight champion, Cris “Cyborg” Santos.
Brazilian superstar Cris “Cyborg” Santos is a product of the world famous Chute Boxe academy in Brazil, which has produced champions such as Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and the pound for pound greatest fighter on the planet, Anderson “The Spider” Silva. Other than her MMA debut (which amazingly was after only 4 months of training), Cris has not only beaten, but totally dominated everyone that has been put in front of her. Nicknamed after her husband, fearsome MMA striker Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, Cris shares her husbands aggression and love of a good slugfest, but what really sets her apart from the rest of the division is her pure athleticism. As shown below Cris sports an impressive physique, and as a result is almost always stronger and faster than her opponent.
In fact she has been so dominant that sports writers have pondered how she would hold up in the mens Featherweight division, with many comparing her destructive striking style to that of current UFC featherweight champ, Jose Aldo. This fact alone pretty much makes her the scariest fighter ever to don a vagina.
I will leave you with this hilarious video of Cris being interviewed by MMA Worldwide in the lead up to her 2009 fight against Gina Carano. Due to what I think was a translation mistake, Cris ends up choking the interviewer unconscious! Enjoy.
Read more about Cris “Cyborg” Santos on her website.