Erin Toughill is out of the Carano/Cyborg card (sort of)

Bummer. Ever since we interviewed Erin Toughill we were amped to find out who she was tangling with in the Strikeforce: Carano/Cyborg card. Now it looks like Erin Toughill’s fight has been dropped from the card (damn) but she’s been slated to be a replacement for either Gina Carano or Cyborg if one of them pulls a Josh Barnett. It’s highly unlikely that either of the chicks will get caught gulping down anabolic steroids but if they do subcumb to injury, Toughill’s got their back.

A while back we asked Toughill about the upcoming fight (that she now has a chance of being in now) and this is what she said:

“That’s friggin hard…they both pose very different problems and you would have to fight them completely different. I’ve fought a lot of people like Cyborg but people don’t understand the difference between both of them. Not to take anything away…yeah they’ve had seven/eight fights or whatever but they’ve really never gone against a big strong person that has a background in striking. So I think we get to see how either of their chins really are going against someone of their own size which we kind of will get to see in August.

But you know, I’ve fought a lot of girls like Cyborg with that aggressive ‘come here’ style and they’re in your face. I’ve fought them in boxing and I’ve fought them in MMA. So I think someone that would bring more of a technical style out of me, which is what I prefer, would be Gina. She’s more of a kickboxer than I am, she does her footwork and when she wants she can throw great punches. I think both of us would have a technical fight which I think would be great for the fans. But really whoever wins is supposed to be the best so I’m going to fight whoever that is.”

She also calls out Kimbo Slice and scares the hell out of us when she tells us she’s fought more guys than chicks. Check out the rest of the interview and hopefully down the road we can see Toughill scrap with Sarah Kaufmann (or maybe even Carano/Cyborg, knock on wood…digital wood, whatever that is). [Source]

Published on July 31, 2009 at 2:31 am
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