Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Cris Cyborg Wounded By Hunters; November 7th Bout in Jeopardy
Cris "Cyborg" Santos' November 7th bout against an unnamed opponent, which was to take place on the Fedor Emelianenko/Brett Rogers Strikeforce undercard and broadcast live on CBS, is now in jeopardy after the 145-pound female champ was wounded by hunters in Brazil. According to her handler, Santos was stalking food in the Pantanal wetlands when the gleam of her shiny championship belt gave her position away to a pair of game hunters, and she was grazed by the subsequent volley of shotgun fire. "She is fine as it was only a flesh wound," said Manuel Carfi of the Chute Boxe Academy of Monsters. "But it is up to the doctors to decide if she will be cleared to fight by November, so we shall see." The fate of the hunters is unknown at this time, although it is believed that they were eaten. By something. Something terrible.