The reason why Jim Rome’s opinion of MMA is perceived as inauthentic is solely because he’s never had Miesha Tate on his show. That’s probably not the only reason, but it illustrates that everyone should take what he says regarding MMA with a grain of salt. The guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He’s the equivalent of a guy at the sports bar that watches an MMA event and says ‘Oh, I can do that UFC fighting…’. How many of you think Jim Rome sincerely cares about Miesha Tate being out of her Strikeforce title bout against Marloes Coenen due to a knee injury? The guy doesn’t even know who Sakuaraba is. In the world of MMA, Jim Rome is a nobody.
Let’s move on to more pertinent stuff, like the highly under-viewed press release sent out by Strikeforce that Marloes Coenen will be facing Liz Carmouche at Strikeforce: Ohio.
Undefeated Liz “Girl-Rilla’’ Carmouche (6-0) has replaced an injured Miesha Tate and will face STRIKEFORCE Women’s World Welterweight Champion Marloes Coenen on Saturday, March 5, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Tate, the No. 1 contender at 135 pounds, was forced to withdraw after suffering a knee injury during training.
Carmouche, of San Diego, by way of Lafayette, La., will be making her third start for STRIKEFORCE on SHOWTIME. She is coming off an impressive third-round TKO (punches) over the more-experienced, hard-hitting Jan Finney on Nov. 19, 2010. Carmouche has only gone the distance once in her career.
You’ve seen Carmouche in action. She’s the girl that sent a salad of punches directly to Jan Finney’s face at Strikeforce Challengers 12. She’s undefeated with only one of her fights ending in a decision. Wait, you’re just reading this in hopes that you will see an illicit picture of Miesha Tate taken from someone’s camera phone? Ah, alright. Here you go. [Source]