MMA this girl : Who is she?

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  1. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

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    http://mmajunkie.com/news/15868/mee...enen-could-be-cyborgs-first-test-as-champ.mma


    Meet Marloes: Dutch fighter Coenen could be "Cyborg's" first test as Strikeforce champ

    by John Morgan on Aug 16, 2009 at 9:05 am ET
    [​IMG]SAN JOSE, Calif. – Immediately following the biggest win of her career, the question for Strikeforce's first-ever female lightweight champion, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (8-1), was evident.

    Who's next?

    A potential answer for that question came at the "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg" post-fight press conference at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday night, as a Dutch fighter standing alone in the back of the room suddenly had everyone's attention.

    During the conference, Coker pointed out veteran Marloes Coenen (16-3) as a new addition to the Strikeforce roster, and the 28-year-old fighter later explained what she was doing in San Jose.

    "I came in as a stand-in ... if [Santos or Gina Carano] couldn't make weight because they've got a history of not making weight," Coenen told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "So I made weight on Friday, too. But then they did make weight, so now I'm here to meet people."

    Coenen explained that she had not finalized a contract beyond the one-fight, late-replacement scenario, but she seemed excited to do so.

    "We haven't worked it out yet," Coenen said. "I'm hoping we can work out a contract. It's just lacking a few details."

    A near-nine-year veteran of the sport, 14 of Coenen's 16 wins have come by stoppage, including 11 by submission.

    Coker seemed uncertain of Coenen's next step with the company when first discussing his newest signing.

    "Marloes Coenen is the real deal," Coker said. "Can you imagine her and 'Cyborg' in a fight? ... [Coenen] might be fighting Cristiane 'Cyborg' next, or she might go in the tournament."

    As Coker went on to explain the potential tournament format, he seemed a bit more sure of Coenen's status as an immediate contender.

    "The vision is really to have an eight-fighter tournament," Coenen said. "We'd reduce it to four (fighters), and then the last four would fight twice in one night. We'd get one champion, and then the champion would fight 'Cyborg.'

    "But in the meantime, as this thing is going forward, I think [Santos] is going to want to fight again. I think Marloes Coenen will probably be the girl we put in there."

    While Coenen admitted she was impressed by Santos' win over Carano – referring to the Brazilian as "a powerhouse with hard punching and striking" – the Dutch fighter said she wouldn't hesitate to accept the fight.

    And why would she? The two were scheduled to fight in February in Canada's XMMA organization, but an injury suffered by Santos in a timeframe some might say was suspiciously close to her signing with Strikeforce forced the new champ out of the fight.

    "I should have fought her before in Canada in XMMA, but she had this injury," Coenen said with a wry smile. "I'm really looking forward to fighting her."

    But regardless of whether Coenen gets first crack at Santos or must make her way through a tournament format, the new recruit says she's ready.

    "I'm humble," Coenen said. "I will do whatever I have to do. I've done a lot of tournaments, so I've got experience in that."

    Astute observers will recall Coenen was not Strikeforce's first choice as a backup plan for any potential weight issues. That honor fell to Erin Toughill (10-2-1), who was visibly absent from the event.

    Coker said despite reports of trouble between the organization and Toughill, she's still welcome to compete for Strikeforce.

    "Erin Toughill will be welcomed back to Strikeforce," Coker said. "There was a breakdown in communication, maybe some management issues, maybe me because I was in Italy sitting on the beach in my Speedo or whatever. But she'll be welcome back."

    As for the new champ, Santos seemed indifferent to finding out who would next face her in the cage.

    "I'm going to be the same in every fight," Santos said. "I'm going for the knockout every fight, so it doesn't matter who the opponent is. I'm going to fight in the same way."
     
  2. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Womens mma peaked and died last night when Gina lost.

    It doesn't matter who this chick is.
     
  3. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    damn thats a big neck
     
  4. teep

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    looks like slightly more feminine cyborg
     
  5. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    broken arm via flying armbar
     
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    Jumping the gun, a lot.


    Half of Gina's popularity is because she's decently attractive(just like nearly every other female athlete), and not so much because she's some unstoppable force of talent. This isn't Kimbo here, one loss doesn't mean much of anything. She's still the face of women's mma, and if/when SF gets the CBS deal she's going to still bring in viewers.
     
  7. The Ripper

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    there's a few good women mma fighters out there, I don't know much about this chick but I will be looking into her. Many people looked down on womens MMA but last night I saw an exciting ass fight. The cyborg carano fight was more exciting then a lot of fights I have seen.

    I want to see cyborg vs Megumi Fuji or Hisae Watanabe and theres Tara Larosa as well.

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    Megumi

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    Tara LaRosa

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  8. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Exciting? It was completely one-sided and one of the fighters was dead on her feet after 2 minutes.
     
  9. teep

    teep New Member

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    :werd:

    i mean... it was fun to watch, but honestly the technical display looked like any local amateur show out here.
     
  10. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    Megumi fights at 115. Tara at 125. You want to see them take on a big 145er? Really?
     
  11. Kuet

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    is megumi the one with the crazy subs?
     
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    The Ripper New Member

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    catch weight
     
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    catch weight, cyborg can barely get down to 145
     
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    Im sorry but cyborg is a man bitch, megumi is a actual woman fighter

    No desire to see that
     
  15. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Satoko Shinashi, maybe?

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    It's too bad she only weighs 100 lbs. In for catchweight fight. :noes:
     
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    the reason that the level of female MMA isn't very high is because people aren't promoting it. If strikeforce keeps the women fighting and keep paying them decently, you will see them get a lot better very fast. I mean how many female fighters in the world are REALLY professional, as in they don't have day jobs? That's going to be the tipping point.

    P.S. Gina should have worn booty shorts like gay ass GSP.
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    its because hardly any women train. thats why
     
  18. geekboy

    geekboy Target Agent OT Supporter

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    I think this guy doesn't like women MMA, but he also brings up some good points
    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2009/8/16/991570/4-reasons-why-female-mma-will
     
  19. HouseLing

    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    I would say 90% of her popularity is her looks. Let's face it, if she looked like the average woman mma fighter none of is would know her name, let alone anyone mainstream.

    I'm willing to watch womens mma, but the overall skill level and conditioning needs to go up or it becomes just a sideshow.
     
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    geekboy Target Agent OT Supporter

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    Compare to what? Men's MMA?

    That will never happen.
     
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    They should fight nude.
     
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    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    Compared to what it is now....

    And yes, itcan happen. It will just take naturally gifted womens athlets to do the same as men. Most of the top male fighters have been training and compeeting since they were little children in one thing or another. That all builds up to make them what they are today. When you see women start doing that you will see the athleticism go up greatly. Sure they willnever be as strong(in most cases :o), but the speed and quickness and skill can all be worked upon.
     
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  23. geekboy

    geekboy Target Agent OT Supporter

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    meh. of course pro women MMA is going to look like crap if you are used to watch pro men MMA fights. This applies to any sport.

    I thought Gina and Cyborg are in excellent shape...for women
     
  24. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Did you watch the fight?
     
  25. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

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    yeah this is her....she has some SLICK ass throws and flying subs :bowdown:

    Makes her 100x more attractive then she would normally be...
     

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