With each article that is written, I get one article closer to making the drive down route 59 to Hoffman Estates to get to Hendo/Fedor. To get to history. Think about that for a moment. We kinda know the future, we know that tonight is 100% historic regardless of outcomes. This is the biggest Strikeforce card ever, and besides the superfight to end all superfights, the weight of the female MMA world rests on the shoulders of Miesha Tate and Marloes Coenen.
It’s no secret Dana White isn’t a fan of female MMA. With the Strikeforce’s future uncertain under Zuffa, tonight is without a doubt one of the most important fights in female MMA history. A Griffin/Bonnar type of fight is needed to make Dana a believer, and the ladies know it.
“They’re feeling it out,” Tate says. “They’re (asking) ‘Is there a draw? Are they exciting? Are they talented? Is there are enough of them?’ They’re asking all these questions. … I hope Marloes and I can definitely give them something reassuring, coming with this fight.”
“Whatever they ask from me, I will do. … It’s not just for me — because I’m 30 and I want to become a mom someday — it’s also for the girls after me,” says Coenen,
“They’re signing a lot more women,” Tate says. “All these girls that Strikeforce hadn’t really picked up yet. I think we’re going to see a lot more fantastic matchups, more exciting fights. People are going to realize there’s more women out there than they ever thought.”