Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sergio Cunha has big plans for Shana Olsen
Shana Olsen, Sergio Cunha
For many years, Sergio Cunha was Chute Boxe's top strike trainer. He still works with Chute Boxe but now spends most of his time training fighters at the Minnesota Fight Factory. Recently Tatame wanted to talk to Cunha about Mauricio "Shogun" Rua's UFC title win. But Cunha wanted to talk about Shana Olsen instead. He believes that in the next year Shana will be the best female MMA fighter in the world. She's his number one project right now. Cunha says he is very busy. Things are crazy. He has eight fighters working a show this Friday. Tatame asked Cunha about fighters he has trained like Brett Rogers, Rua and BJ Penn. But instead Cunha said that Shana Olsen wants to be the best. He was very happy with her recent win over Yoko Takahashi. She is now rated #8 in the 145lb rankings and God willing, she will be in Strikeforce fighting whoever has the belt in 2011. Cunha claims that among all the guys he is now training, Shana is the best. Of course he's asked about Cris Cyborg and he says Shana needs more experience and they already turned down an offer from Strikeforce. Well, not exactly. She was offered a fight with Erin Toughill in April but the fight didn't happen. He wants Shana to fight Gina Carano first and then by next year she'll be ready for the title. I don't expect Gina to return this year but either Marloes Coenen or Cindy Dandois would make a very interesting opponent for Shana Olsen. A couple of weeks ago I posted the Olsen/Takahashi match video so be sure to check that out.