Ariel Helwani interviews Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker after the big press conference for August 15th's Gina Carano vs Christiane "Cyborg" Santos yesterday in NYC. The biggest thing in the video that I hadn't heard before were Coker's plans for holding women's tournaments in both the 145 and 135lb divisions.
Tournaments are the perfect way to build a new wave of stars in women's MMA and build up heat for the first challenger to the champion they'll crown on August 15. I'm very happy to see Coker thinking along those lines.
Meanwhile, Fightlinker has concerns about superstar Gina Carano making weight:
I hate to be the guy who's harassing a chick about her weight, but this is a fucking fight sport, people. If you show up for your big presser in New York looking only slightly more in shape than Scott Coker, then I'm gonna mention it. As a fan of women's MMA, I'm starting to get very nervous. Keep in mind she was already flubbing her weigh ins back when she was a stick.
She can do whatever the fuck she wants as far as training and fitness goes, and I don't care how big her cankles are so long as she makes weight for her August 15th fight. Ya know, the first women's MMA superfight? It's also a title fight or some junk too. So making weight is slightly integral to not making WMMA as a whole look fucking stupid. Like drooling retard wearing a helmet and playing with dog butts stupid.