Is Cris Cyborg the Female Mike Tyson of MMA? (Video)

December 19, 2011
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Cris “Cyborg” Santos destroyed her latest opponent, Hiroko Yamanaka, even faster than most pundits and fans alike had expected. Her 16-second obliteration begged the question of what’s next and lead Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker to call her the Mike Tyson of MMA.

He insists that they will find challengers to Strikeforce’s womens featherweight champion, but Cyborg says she is considering a drop down in weight.

Cyborg and Coker addressed the media at Saturday night’s postfight press conference; check out what they had to say…

  • chuckalugk

    Her fights are like in Roman days when they threw Christians in with the lions.

    I believe she is bad for women’s MMA, because the lack of competition. She is very masculine and fights feminine women.

  • MuayThaiFood

    I want to see her fight KJ Noons.

  • eidosrock

    It’s an idiotic question that makes virtually no sense…but the answer is still yes.

  • MikeMc1983

    Oh wow, I feel stupid. When I first glanced at the headline I thought they were talking about how similar their facial structure is.

  • masterreign

    i think cris cyborg hits like men in heavier divisions. she is just too much for these women. i think she should be thrown in with the men she could give alot of them a good run for their money thats for sure

  • laughandburn

    If you have to add more than one modifier to your question, it is probably irrelevant. Also, no one is Tyson, and his mention almost always indicates laziness on the writer’s part.

    • laughandburn

      For the record, I know the writer isn’t the original source, but it shouldn’t have been worth giving exposure to, Tyson was highly overrated, but he murdered the best parts of an admittedly weak HW division, which was out of his control…wait, maybe there’s something to this. Except no one with sense would pick Cyborg against any UFC bantamweight, whereas there’s not many people you couldn’t picture Tyson smashing if the stars aligned right.

  • fsunoles09

    bro tyson was also 215 220 in his prime fighting much bigger fighters and still knocking em out left and right how are u even gonna say tyson was highly overrated. if don king never messed up his head with all that bs he was feeding him and had somebody like cus still around to make him train hard and keep em on track tyson would have been unstoppable and without a doubt the best ever and im a big ali guy.the guy was knocking people out with std’s and 2 weeks worth of training bro cmon.

  • illeeturbabys

    i dont think she qualifies as “the female mike tyson” for one reason, i dont believe shes a female…….

    • Ememay

      Seriously, is there any question that she’s used PED’s to the point that they’ve caused physiological changes, or that maybe she’s not 100% female? Remember Jim Carrey’s old Vera De Milo skits from In Living Colour, where he pretended to be a female body builder. Listening to Cyborg’s deep husky voice reminded me of those skits. And Cyborg looks and sounds nothing like her female opponents. Just wondering.

  • MikeMc1983

    I think the only questions about her using PED’s would be why there is no evidence of it. It’s funny how someone not looking “normal” is now proof of juicing, or doping. I think it’s pretty funny how there’s a bunch of guys out there who get caught often, and look “normal.” sonnen, barnett etc. leban would be a guy who “looks” the case a bit. It seems that it is not possiable for anyone to work themselves to great size, and strength with the aid of genetics without being labeled a roider.
    I’m not saying anyone in the sports world is clean, but do we seriously only need some lazy people who want to feel better about their inept selves to label every exceptional athletic figure a cheater with the motive probably being that it makes them feel better about themselves?
    By the way, it’s not like you get Brock, or overeems figure sitting on the couch with a bag of Cheetos with a needle in your ass. Reguardless, those guys have put in serious work.

  • bassjacker

    She is the male version of mike tyson

  • Prodigy815

    A gender test is needed. No way that thing is a woman.

  • johnnybooker

    wow…I think I heard a tiny sucking noise…like testicles retreating into the tiny void that spawned them. So much hate for a woman that could beat most of our asses…my grandma was one butt-ass ugly broad…but she was still a broad. And if most of the sport uses PED’s…like many people contend, who gives a rat’s ass? Enjoy her domination…or better yet, ask her to strap one on and dominate you…:P