Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos Reports “I Don’t Think I Will Fight Again”
By FCF Staff
Following a vicious, stoppage loss this past summer, which left Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos with a fractured skull, the accomplished fighter is reporting he doesn’t plan to fight again.
The 39 year-old Santos hasn’t fought since Bellator 158 in July, when Michael Page fractured his skull with a brutal, flying knee. Recently the Brazilian spoke with MMA Fighting.com, and Santos relayed the following:
“I’m feeling really well, never felt anything (after the surgery), but I don’t think I will fight again,” Santos said. “I don’t want to risk getting an aftereffect for the rest of my life and don’t be able to pass on my knowledge, and give work to my family.”
Santos thanked his family, friends, Chute Boxe, Bellator and Scott Coker. “Cyborg”, who forged a reputation for being an aggressive fighter during his near 20 year long career, also said:
“I want to be remembered as someone who dedicated his life to the sport he loves and always gave his best, and never picked opponents.”
During his career Santos fought for a long list of organizations, including PRIDE, Pancrase, Sengoku, Strikeforce and the aforementioned Bellator. “Cyborg” went 21-18 during this time.