Brazilian MMA fighter Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos’ future in the Octagon appears in doubt after he suffered a compound fracture to his skull.
On Saturday, Santos was knocked out by a knee to the head from Michael Page at Bellator 158. Santos immediately received medical treatment in the ring, but the full extent of his injuries has only now become known.
Santos’ ex-wife, fighter Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos, took to Instagram to ask for support to pay her ex-husband’s mounting medical bills.
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Fight fans Please say a prayer for my Ex husband Cyborg Santos. Many of you watched him fight on Spike TV this weekend when he suffered this injury while fighting in London. Cyborg is still in the hospital in the UK, and they are not sure when he will be able to fly again. He has not had surgery yet and their is worry the brain can continue to swell causing more damage. Click The link In My bio to donate to his #GoFundMe and support him and his family at this time. Thank you God for your protecion, The dr said this very Easily could have been life threatening. Please show your support for the fighters and share! ?????????? ????????????????????Fãns de luta façam uma prece para o meu ex marido Cyborg Santos ,muitos de vocês assistiram ontem a luta dele na Spike TV,onde ele sofreu este ferimento enquanto lutava em Londres ,ele ainda está no hospital e não tem certeza quando ele vai poder voar de volta pra casa, @bellatormma é responsável por todo procedimentos médicos que ele precisar para resolver este problema porém ele não vai poder trabalhar por um tempo e nós vamos arrecadar ajuda pra ele através do #gofundme para os fãs patrocinarem ele e sua família nesta hora difícil, Obrigada Deus por sua proteção!! O medico disse que ele poderia estar em risco de vida,mostrem seu apoio aos lutadores e compartilhem isto!!! No meu Perfil do Instagram esta esta o link ajudar! #GodToGlory #figtherlife #teamcyborg #evangelistacyborgsantos #bellator158 #London Spanish ?
It was Page who had initially hit the headlines after the fight for his Pokemon-themed celebration…
A great celebration (if you’ve been taken by the Pokemon craze that is…), but one that Page might regret now.
Page has since taken to Twitter to send Santos his best wishes.
I would like to express my best wishes to @CYBORG121 & his family, as he is currently being held in hospital for a fractured skull
— Michael Venom Page (@Michaelpage247) July 17, 2016