Marloes Coenen: I see some weaknesses in Cris Cyborg

by Michael David Smith | source:

"Her strength, of course, is her physique," Coenen said. "She's a real powerhouse. She's really good at throwing combinations -- she doesn't just throw one kick and one punch. She tries to walk right through you. I see some weaknesses, but I'm going to keep those to myself until the 30th."

"Most of my sparring partners are guys," Coenen said. "There aren't a lot of women in my gym. MMA hasn't been as big in the Netherlands -- people who are into martial arts are more into Thai boxing. But now with people like Gegard Mousasi and Alistair Overeem and Melvin Manhoef, we're seeing more boys in the Netherlands getting into MMA. I'm hoping it happens with the girls now."

"I'm here in the Netherlands and I don't know if American MMA fans know who I am, although I do notice a lot of people want to be friends with me on Facebook now," Coenen said. "But the truth is I try not to pay attention to that, I don't read things about myself on the Internet, because it could be very distracting. I only want to focus on my fight."

"I'm just an ordinary girl who was doing martial arts on the side, and the next thing I knew I was getting professional fights in Japan," Coenen said. "So much has happened for this sport in nine years. Back then I couldn't find fights and I worried that I wouldn't be able to fulfill my MMA career and that I'd live to regret it. It felt to me like the only option I had. I knew I could get a career at a company or something but I didn't want to do that. Now that I'm seeing the way this sport influences women I want as many women as possible to get into MMA -- not to be a professional fighter, you don't have to fight at all, but just to better yourself."

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eljamaiquino site profile image  

1/31/10 12:22 AM by eljamaiquino


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1/31/10 12:17 AM by goku


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1/25/10 3:08 PM by jjj2121

Means that you need to bet $515 on Cyborg to win $100 (plus your wager amount of $515 will profity $100), or if you wager $100 on Marloes, you will win $375 (plus your wager amount of $100, you will profit $375.)

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1/25/10 3:06 PM by jjj2121

You think these odds are designed to have 50 percent of the money on both competitors? You are out of your mind. There is no such thing as a value bet? So if Cyborg was at -10000 she's still a good bet, because she's going to win right? It's a fucking combat sport where one punch or a quick sub can end it...and getting a high level fighter like Marloes at 4-1 is ABSOLUTELY a value bet.

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1/25/10 3:01 PM by catomoran

did cyborg rape your boyfriend or something?

Fenix site profile image  

1/24/10 4:01 PM by Fenix

*facepalm*Machida vs. Shogun was unanimous, does that make it any less controversial? Go watch the fight yourself.

Pink Bunkadoo site profile image  

1/24/10 3:15 PM by Pink Bunkadoo

wasn't there a good thread about sportbook a while ago? can someone ttt it please.

saerbarnet site profile image  

1/24/10 2:50 PM by saerbarnet

It was unanimous so how controversial can it be?

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1/24/10 2:48 PM by Sweet Daddy Bear

This is why Vegas has the money it does.There is NO such thing as a "value bet". There are only winners, losers, and push bets. Somebody said it above...odds are designed to split the betting 50/50 on both competitors. It's the only way to guarantee a profit for the sportsbook. You go ahead and keep making value bets, and I'll pick winners with smaller payouts and see who comes out ahead.

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1/24/10 2:46 PM by AmericanPsychoMMA

 Yes it was.  Since most people didn't see that fight it's kind of like forgotten.