Strikeforce women's champion, Sarah Kaufman, vents some frustrations on her blog at PrettyToughFighter.com: Cookies and Man Parts …seem to be the 2 things that will get me on a main Strikeforce card…that and learning how to shake my assets I am currently the Strikeforce Women’s Welterweight Champion…yet I fought for the title on a Challengers Card. Now, I am set to defend said title against Roxanne Modafferi in just a few days – again – on a Challengers Card. I know that it’s going to be a fun and challenging fight…and I always welcome that. Roxanne has been around the sport for a long time and will come game to fight; however, I need to take this fight and make a statement. That statement will be: I deserve to be on a main Strikeforce Card because I am a talented, exciting FEMALE fighter at 135lbs! I will NOT eat a ridiculous amount of cookies to make 145lbs JUST for the opportunity to be on a main card and growing man parts… well that would just be ridiculous :D Photo: Examiner.com
"I’ve been getting a feeling, like my previously innocent spirit has become a little distracted. When I realized this, I felt like something stretched and then snapped. It might seem like a small change, but for me it was huge. I feel that I can’t continue serious training, and to perform as a professional fighter in this condition. For me as a fighter, the most important things are 'feelings.'" Read Miku Matsumoto's statement on her retirement over at MMA Rising, as translated by Roxanne Modafferi.
Just got my hands on some 2007 results from Guam, and came across this story. Photo by bert671; UG post by Roxanne Modafferi. "My teammate Yoichi Fukumoto just did something amazing, and I want it recognized. He fought IN THE POURING RAIN, got beat up, and managed to win via arm bar. I was reading the blog of his cornerman Iida and they were saying it was like a nightmare...how the heck do you train for fighting in the rain? I can't imagine!" His opponent was Alex Castro.