The on-again, off-again relationship between Strikeforce and female slugger Erin Toughill (10-2-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) is apparently in good standing.
Following Strikeforce female champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos' utter destruction of Jan Finney on the main card of Saturday's "Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum" event, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said the former pro boxer will provide the Brazilian's next challenge provided she wins in a yet-to-be announced late summer tune-up.
"Erin Toughill is someone we're going to invite into the cage to fight here," Coker said. "Before the end of the year, you'll see 'Cyborg' (10-1 MMA, 4-0 SF) and her in the cage."
Coker first began discussing a matchup between 'Cyborg' and the former professional boxer in January. Toughill was then targeted for a preliminary card contest at this past April's "Strikeforce: Nashville," but the former "American Gladiators" star in March said she was planning on leaving the promotion before ever actually making her debut.
Toughill later reversed course, and Coker said all is now well between the fighter and the promotion.
"There are miscommunications between the fighter and the promoter sometimes, but the core of it is the fighters want to fight, and the promoters want to promote," Coker told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "We're all on the same page, except when we're not on the same page."
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