Ah jeez. Before we tell you the reason why Erin Toughill’s Strikeforce debut may be postponed, you must know the other 856 times in which we’ve seen this before. Strap on your helmet, eat your vegetables and take a trip to exactly this time last year when we all thought Erin Toughill would make her debut with Strikeforce.
On July 30th 2009, Mike Afromowitz broke the news that Erin Toughill was pulled from the Strkeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg card and would only be used as a reserve in the event that Gina Carano or Cris Cyborg had an unexpected visit from the injury fairy. Everything went as planned, Carano caught a severe beatdown from the new 145lb champion and then Erin Toughill immediately claimed she would be able to defeat Cyborg at some point in time.
A few months later, Strikeforce Fedor vs. Rogers was announced which featured Cyborg’s first title defense against Marloes Coenen. Cyborg caught an injury, had to drop out and Erin Toughill stepped up to make her Strikeforce debut against someone she already defeated in 2004. Everything seemed to be great, the universe was in order and then on October 27th 2009, Erin Toughill dropped out of her November bout due to a medical problem. Damn.
Since November, Erin Toughill has used her downtime to tell us how Kim Couture is destroying the sport of MMA and even went so far as to give her tips on how to properly construct a ‘Bio’ page on her website. Just before the end of 2009, Toughill scored a spot on FCF (Freestyle Cage Fighting) 39. In January, 5oz of Pain confirmed that seven women were contacted to be an opponent for Erin Toughill and all seven refused to face her at FCF 39. Bummer. Chicks don’t want to fight one of the best 145lbers out there, and you can’t blame them.
In March, Erin announced on her Facebook (got to love social media) that she would no longer be fighting for Strikeforce due to beef she had with the promotion. It was the end of Erin Toughill in the world of women’s MMA…for about a two months. Strikeforce later announced that a bout between Shana Olsen and Erin Toughill was being scheduled for Strkeforce Houston. Great, now we finally had a legit fight for Erin Toughill to possibly set-up a run at the 145lb title. But today, things sort of fell apart…again.
According to MMARising, despite her Strikeforce debut being exactly a month away, Erin Toughill is having problems cutting to 145lbs and there’s a good chance the bout may either be scrapped or pushed back to September or October. One day Toughill, one day. [Source]