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

A chat with “The KO Kid from OK” Sarah Maloy

Now who in their right mind would want to knock out Sarah Maloy?
Now who in their right mind would want to knock out Sarah Maloy?

Projekt Label fighter Sarah Maloy spoke with resident honeys the CageDivas this past week. She described her first MMA training days including strapping cushions to her ironing board and doing Muay Thai drills. She credits her strong athletic and dance background with her performance in the cage.

Sarah turned to her husband for support in the early days of her fighting career. She said,

“He told me, OK. You’ve got to pull weight and get knocked out and if you can do that, you can [fight], and to this day he’s the only one who’s knocked me out.”

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CageDivas Exclusive Interview – Emily Dawson

CageDiva Laura McKinney sat down with Emily Dawson at the grand opening of Dave Camarillo’s Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu in Pleasanton Calif., this past Saturday afternoon. To say that the 14 year old Dawson put on a display of top notch BJJ would be a gross understatement. In this CageDiva’s exclusive the Odyssey MMA assistant instructor … Read more

CageDivas Exclusive Interview – Jill Guido

Concord’s own Jill Guido took home the victory and some hardware after defeating Angela Martin. Guido captured the 112 WCSC US Muay Thai title and talked to CageDiva Laura McKinney about her immediate plans to fight outside of the United States. Guido also commented on living with two professional Mixed Martial Artists and how it … Read more

CageDivas Exclusive Interview – Nalin Sar

The CageDivas kept the pace going this past Saturday night as Laura McKinney took to the mic and caught up with newly crowned 110 pound champion Nalin Sar at the WCSC. Sar defeated Jackie Lecapp in an exciting four round Muay-Thai bout at WCSC’s Female Fury II at the Kezar Pavilion. Laura and Nalin talked … Read more

Gina Carano’s newest gig…

Gina Carano will take a break from fighting to star in 'Knockout.'
Gina Carano will take a break from fighting to star in 'Knockout.'

I know we were all hoping for Gina Carano to make an instant comeback from her loss to Cris Cyborg; but as my momma always says, “You can want in one hand and crap in the other and see which one fills up faster.”

What does this mean? It means Gina will not be in the cage for quite awhile. Instead, she has signed a deal to star in Steven Soderbergh’s newest flick Knockout. With plans to begin production in late January and filming to take place in Ireland, Turkey, and the US, Gina will be pretty tied up for the next year and a half.

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