Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Monday, April 09, 2012
Cris Cyborg's appeal is denied
Cris Cyborg had her appeal heard today by the California State Athletic Commission. The appeal was denied and her suspension remains at one year. Cris tested positive for stanozolol after her fight against HIROKO. She basically threw herself on the mercy of the CSAC in an attempt to get the suspension reduced to six months. She claimed she didn't knowingly take a banned substance but it was given to her by her cardio coach to help with cutting weight. I'm sure I am one of many who doesn't believe her. CSAC Chairman John Frierson bought this baloney and moved that the suspension should be reduced to six months. Fortunately the other two commissioners at the hearing saw through it and Dr. VanBuren Ross Lemons moved that the suspension be upheld and that's how the vote went. Cris Cyborg will be allowed to re-apply for a license on Dec. 17, 2012. Her fight against HIROKO was ruled a no contest. Apparently she is being tested monthly to be sure she is clean. Since there are those, including myself, who believe she was juicing for years, it should be interesting to see what she is like without that stuff. I would not be surprised to see her fight in Brazil this year. She is only suspended in California and the Brazilian attitude towards steroids is more lenient than here. I guess the question is whether Zuffa would allow her to fight there. Remember she's still under contract.