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Next Face of Women's MMA? Marloes Coenen, Miesha Tate Ready to Answer Call

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When Zuffa, parent company of the UFC, bought Strikeforce earlier this year, fans could practically hear the collective thud of hearts dropping into the stomachs of female fighters and fans of women's MMA.

After all, UFC and Zuffa president Dana White has been repeatedly adamant that he doesn't believe female MMA will ever realistically have a place in the UFC – largely because of his belief the talent pool of upper-echelon women's fighters is not deep enough to sufficiently fill out multiple divisions over a sustained period of time.

With Strikeforce under the Zuffa umbrella, the fear that the most well-known home for women's MMA could disappear into the ether with a possible future merger with the UFC is a real one. But it's one that women's 135-pound champion Marloes Coenen and her Saturday challenger, Miesha Tate, have no problem tackling head on.

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I would much prefer Marloes Coenen as the new face of women's mma. Tate has really been annoying me with her interviews, especially her latest with The Shoot (playground videos section!).

Marloes seems like a much more humble person. I hope she retains her championship in dominating fashion.

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Marloes Coenen is probably my favorite female mma fighter.

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Posted by DeadHead988

Marloes Coenen is probably my favorite female mma fighter.



I am with you, her and Megumi Fujii are probably my two favorites. I still can't believe Mega Megu was a victim of Bellator judges. She beat Zoila fairly handily, in my opinion. She should be 25-0!

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I actually thought that Zoila won... just my opinion.

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Whoever it is, please make it someone who takes the sport seriously and shows some modicum of respect to her opponent, employer, and fans by making weight. (Unlike Carano)

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I say Tate 49-46.

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Posted by pmoney


Posted by DeadHead988

Marloes Coenen is probably my favorite female mma fighter.



I am with you, her and Megumi Fujii are probably my two favorites. I still can't believe Mega Megu was a victim of Bellator judges. She beat Zoila fairly handily, in my opinion. She should be 25-0!

Fujii is a boss, no doubt about it

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Posted by pmoney

I would much prefer Marloes Coenen as the new face of women's mma. Tate has really been annoying me with her interviews, especially her latest with The Shoot (playground videos section!).

Marloes seems like a much more humble person. I hope she retains her championship in dominating fashion.



this, plus shes more attractive than Tate imo

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Post #9   7/28/11 1:28:36PM