Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos is almost there. Turn around!
Regarded as the top female fighter in the world, Cyborg has been toying with the idea of an appearance in Playboy. In this recent photoshop she models some jeans, while both Cyborgs give us the much enjoyed side boob shot.
On a serious note, is this the only way female fighters can breakthrough into the mainstream? The only two female fighters who've ever grabbed the attention of the mainstream media are Gina Carano and Layla Ali. Harder looking fighters like Cyborg and Christy Martin have had a much tougher time.
That said, reality is that males make up a larger portion of the fighting fan base and still have a difficult time embracing women's sports. Strikeforce has a chance to fix the problem by promoting more women's fights. Of course, it could also hasten the fall of women's MMA if we're given plodding fights like Sarah Kaufman-Takayo Hashi. Yes, that's unfair. Does every women's fight have to be a donnybrook? If we're dealing with reality, yes.
The good news is that Miesha Tate is back on the schedule March 26 for another Strikeforce Challengers VII card, but is it news because of her looks or fighting skills?
Tip via Middle Easy