Mann Talk – Strikeforce passes on Toughill … again

For weeks now I have been wanting to write a column about Strikeforce’s inability or disinterest in signing Erin Toughill. Of course, I did not actually do it. However, now the promotion and the cronies at Showtime have pushed me out of my writer’s block/laziness, and here you go.

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Erin Toughill discusses upcoming Strikeforce debut set for Nov. 7

Photo: Sherdog - Erin Toughill prepares for her Strikeforce debut on Nov. 7.’s Vixens of Vengeance, the CageDivas, spoke with top female fighter Erin Toughill this week. Toughill is of course a pioneer in women’s MMA.

The Divas asked her about her upcoming fight on Nov. 7 with Marloes Coenen which will be featured on Strikeforce:

“I had a meeting with Scott Coker up in LA and talked to him for about an hour or so and just expressed what I wanted to do in the division and how I’d like to be a part of it… I think a lot of people knew that Aug. 15 I was supposed to be on the under-card and my management at the time, I just had a lot of issues with communication and contract issues, and we just weren’t able to get anything written to have me involved in that portion… By the time everything blew aside… it was just too late to do anything. From that point until now we have been negotiating and it finally came about even if it was by default. I’m happy to get my opportunity. It was a multi-fight deal that I signed and this will be the first one and I’m taking Cyborg’s place because she got injured.”

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CageDivas episode 4 – featuring Esther Lin and Erin Toughill

The CageDivas arrived with two stellar interviews to kick off the month of October. CageDiva’s Kim Kasper, Laura McKinney and Miesha Tate talked to one of the most recognized and renowned photographers in MMA; Esther Lin. The ladies asked Esther about how she got into MMA, the Gina Carano ESPN Magazine cover, shooting Kimbo Slice, … Read more

Injured “Cyborg” will not fight on Nov. 7

Photo by: PROMMA.INFO - Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos is the Strikeforce 145-pound champion and just possibly the baddest woman on the planet.
Photo by: PROMMA.INFO - Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos is the Strikeforce 145-pound women's champion and just possibly the baddest woman on the planet.

Strikeforce 145-pound champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos was expected to make her first title defense on Nov. 7 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffmann Estates, Ill. According to multiple reports, she has had to pull out of the card due to a shoulder injury she sustained while competing at the 2009 Abu Dhabi Championships on Sept. 27 in Barcelona.

The 24-year-old Brazilian was tentatively set to face either Marlos Coenen or Erin Toughill in what would have been her first title defense. The fight most likely would have been part of the televised portion of the card which will air live on CBS and headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers.

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THE INFO episode 24: featuring Brian Caraway and “King Mo” Lawal

Matt De La Rosa and “Fast” Eddie Constantine returned to the PRO MMA ( radio network along with guests Brian Caraway and King Mo. Caraway (10-3) returns to action for the first time in 2009 this Friday at Strikeforce: Challengers in Kent, Washington against Alex Zuniga (2-1). The Strikeforce and Elite XC veteran talked about … Read more