LowKick.com: What was your main focus in the training camp for Miesha Tate?
Marleos Coenen: Prevent to get taken down of course! ;)
LK: Miesha Tate recently said that she can’t see you winning this fight on the ground. What can you say about that statement?
MK: She should use her brain better. Look at my wins and don't forget that I have competed in ADCC 2005 and 2007 and was the European champion ADCC too.
LK: As someone who fought in MMA for well-over 10 years now, what’s your thoughts on the future of Women’s MMA, especially in light of ZUFFA purchasing Strikeforce?
MK: The fact that Zuffa has made us co-mail event, while they didn't had to do that, is for me a good token. We girls have to prove that we can bring in enough money to be a legit part of the Zuffa family. As it's not a non-profit organization, money has to be made. With the different characters in the female division, I think we should be able to reach a big, and more diverse audience. We have sexy girls, tomboys, smart girls, classy women, students, girls in different age categories - from different countries. For me personally, I hope I can inspire girls to follow or start MMA the same way Lucia Rijker was a big inspiration for me. If this fight outdraws the main fight again, as with my last fight, it proves to Zuffa that there's a reason to keep us.
LK: You avenged your loss to Roxanne Modafferi two years ago. Who out of the remaining “L” you would like to fight the most? Cyborg, Dandois or Toughill?
MK: Dandois isn't a loss in my book, and she's still ducking me. Her management told my management she wouldn't let her fight me. And I have offered herself in person to fight me; when she was complaining about not getting any fights. She started stuttering that she had to ask her brother. I'm done with her. Erin, I hope she can make weight; I would love to fight her. Cyborg is the one I really want to fight because she really won. I wasn't sick, I was trained well, and she just won. So that's a good challenge to take on.
Read entire interview...
Strikeforce Women's Welterweight Champion Marloes "Rumina" Coenen, fights Miesha Tate in a Champion vs. Tournament Winner unification bout thsi weekend. Once again, Coenen's fight will serve as co-main event for a stacked Strikeforce card, which will be headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson.