Thursday, July 16, 2009
Scott Coker says there will be a 135lb women's tournament
For the last few months, many fans and MMA writers have demonstrated tunnel vision by insisting that Strikeforce 135lb women's MMA standout Sarah Kaufman should be a challenger for the 145lb title. Yours truly has said repeatedly that isn't going to happen and that Strikeforce has definite plans for a 135lb division. In this video interview with Ariel Helwani, Strikeforce owner Scott Coker confirms that there are plans for a 135lb women's tournament beginning later this year. So I don't want to see any more baloney about Sarah Kaufman moving up to 145. And remember who told you she wouldn't have to do that first. And though he couldn't remember her name, Coker also said that they are interested in Belgian fighter Candi Dandois as a contender for the 145lb title. She recently won over Marloes Coenen but some folks thought it was a fluke. I dunno. She had a good strategy in that fight. I'm not sure that would work with Gina Carano, Cristiane Cyborg or Erin Toughill. So check out the video. Enjoy!