Coenen: Compared to Cyborg, this was like kisses

source: mmajunkie.com
 

Q: What surprised you about Liz Carmouche?

Marloes Coenen: I knew she was tough ... I saw her arms at the weigh in and went 'Oooooohm okay'
She will be champion  one day - she is so young she is so strong, so talented.

Q: Compared to Chris Cyborg those punches ... ?

MC: Compared to Cris this is still like kisses

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Vs. Cris Santos

Vs. Liz Carmouche: (as round ends)


Vs. Lix Carmouche: (the end)

 

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Marloes Coenen now is focused on two other opponents: initial title challenger Miesha Tate, whom Carmouche replaced, and Strikeforce women's middleweight champ Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos.

"Liz is very, very talented, and she will be a champion someday," she said.

"I believe if you're champion, you have to fight anyone anytime," she said of facing late replacement Carmouche. "We had to tweak the game a little, but I was training for wrestling and the ground game. You're a fighter. You don't come up with excuses if you're a fighter."

Those last comments likely were a shot at Tate. Coenen questioned both the legitimacy of Tate's injury and her heart after she pulled out of the fight.

"I hope she sleeps good tonight," Coenen said with a smirk. "Scott (Coker) decides eventually, but she's on my list."

Coenen also wants a chance to avenge a loss to Strikeforce's 145-pound champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. Coenen moved up in weight and suffered a TKO loss to the champ in early 2010, though she still believes the stoppage was early.

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BigWilliam site profile image  

3/7/11 11:15 AM by BigWilliam

Of course they were like kisses compared to Cyborg. It's the differenece between being hit by a strong woman and a strong MAN.

KC007 site profile image  

3/7/11 11:13 AM by KC007

I want kisses from Coenen!

Naughty Gorilla site profile image  

3/7/11 11:11 AM by Naughty Gorilla

Why does Coenen insist on throwing down so much? She's had like one KO in her entire career.

GodSaveTheQueen site profile image  

3/7/11 9:13 AM by GodSaveTheQueen

She was on The Apprentice a couple seasons back.  

Cyril Jeff site profile image  

3/7/11 8:56 AM by Cyril Jeff

 yeah, hard not to like her...

JoshSanchez site profile image  

3/6/11 12:34 PM by JoshSanchez

Coenen is one tough woman. Mad respect.

AmericanPsychoMMA site profile image  

3/6/11 12:29 PM by AmericanPsychoMMA

 Props to Liz.  Although had Liz pounded away much harder she would have won that fight.  Liz had the full mount not just once, but twice and still couldn't finish Marloes.  I knew once Liz couldn't finish Marloes was just one sub away from winning. 

Entreri site profile image  

3/6/11 10:42 AM by Entreri

that is a one hot reporter, whatever her name

billoni site profile image  

3/6/11 10:20 AM by billoni

"Coenen also wants a chance to avenge a loss to Strikeforce's 145-pound champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. Coenen moved up in weight and suffered a TKO loss to the champ in early 2010, though she still believes the stoppage was early."She had an awesome comeback, but I think she has a little ways to go before she has a chance against Cyborg.

TRO11er site profile image  

3/6/11 10:16 AM by TRO11er

Respect. Cris Cyborg is #1 though.