Her victory is hollow and her turning a blind eye to her lack of professionalism is deplorable. Never once was an apology uttered. Never once did I see one act of accountability. I don't know how to say it in Portuguese but, Cyborg is deserving of no respect and no praise. If you were ever a fan, I'd find someone of better character and better heart.
-Top ranked heavyweight Josh Barnett, veteran of Japanese MMA and cornerman of Hitomi Akano, slams the weight-cutting fiasco from Cristiane Santos on his official MySpace blog via MMA Fanhouse. 'Cyborg' came into the weigh-ins for the Strikeforce: 'Shamrock vs. Diaz' event a whopping seven pounds over the limit. Santos was unable to make the mark despite the additional time alloted for her to cut, yet the California State Athletic Commission conveniently turned a blind eye to the infraction. After some initial resistance, Akano ultimately gave in to the pressure of disappointing both Strikeforce officials and the fans in attendance (and those watching at home). Santos manhandled Akano en route to a third round TKO, and gratuitously celebrated her victory following the stoppage.