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Erin Toughill Says She’s Done With Strikeforce, Possibly With MMA Altogether

Erin Toughill announced via Facebook Thursday afternoon that she isn’t going to be fighting for Strikeforce any longer, and she actually sounds pretty serious about the whole thing.  Now, I realize we’ve all written things we didn’t mean on Facebook from time to time.  For example, I do not actually believe that the MTV show "Teen Mom" is one long advertisement for abortion, contrary to what I may have written on my profile in the past.  But Toughill insists that this wasn’t a hasty decision on her part, and she even seems to be considering giving up the sport for good. 

You’ll recall that she was supposed to be next in line for a shot at "Cyborg" Santos in Strikeforce, but it doesn’t look like that’s happening now.  Her gripe is a familiar one among female fighters.  Even now that they have a major promotion to compete in, there just aren’t enough chances to fight.  Sure, Strikeforce has gotten into a good rhythm with women’s bouts, putting one on almost every event of late, but never more than one.  You factor in the various weight classes and the numerous female fighters under contract, and suddenly there aren’t that many chances to go out there and get paid.

Maybe that’s the source of Toughill’s beef, or maybe they’re jerking her around over the Santos fight.  Hopefully all this gets explained in future Facebook posts, which are accompanied by pictures of her and all her friends drinking margaritas at their local Chili’s.

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Cro mag- March 20, 2010 at 7:35 am
@ Lek
Who gives a shit
Lysol- March 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm
Hmmm....arguably the biggest story in Women's MMA since the announcement of Gina vs. Cyborg, yet most of the comments here are just failed attempts at Comment of the Week. And to think, some say Women's MMA doesn't get the respect it deserves.
Wiskey Tango- March 19, 2010 at 4:00 pm
She is leaving Strikefore cuz her next fight would have been against that dude Cyborg....
robthom- March 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm
Oh dear, bitch fighting just might not be as sporty as they insist it is.
Lek- March 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm
Damn, who will be left to give Cyborg a challenge??
ihateemo- March 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm
@El Famous Burrito:

"And thanks, ihateemo, for reminding me about Chyna's freaky clit wang. It's not like I was enjoying that food anyways."

Should have packed something for lunch other than roast beef, bro.
agentsmith- March 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm
Sounds like someone just got fucked over by Strikeforce. Did she just find out she's not getting the next title shot or what?
aaronb- March 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm
Erin Toughill would be a Strip Club managers dream. She can Bounce at the door in between stage and champagne room dances.

So she does have options.
robthom- March 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm
Uuuuh, did she come back yet to quit again?

Shame, she's big enough (bones) to give she hulk a go.

Too cute to be fighting anyway.
Unabomberman- March 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm
Man, this sucks balls. I wanted to see Toughill fight, but now that Youtube video of her in her undies hitting a bag will have to do.'s as if Strikeforce is trying to fuck themselves over with this whole Santos=champ forever thing.
superflat- March 19, 2010 at 11:59 am
I do hope this has nothing to do with Strikeforce specifically. When has any other fighting organization done this much for women's fights? Last I checked women have headlined a good number of the past few Strikeforce cards. If that's not building women's MMA, I don't know what is. Fact is, it's not an easy sport to grow.
ihateemo- March 19, 2010 at 11:54 am

"Does Erin have a back up plan? A cosmetology license? Something? Cause if not, i can't wait for her Playboy shoot..."

So long as she keeps her undies on. I think we all remember the harrowing Chyna shoot that made most of us want to drink Windex.
Cro mag- March 19, 2010 at 11:51 am
Whatever, womens MMA sucks ass anyway. I'm thankfull the UFC doesn't have a shemale division. There's a time and a place for bitch fights and it's called pro wrestling.
ReX13- March 19, 2010 at 11:42 am
I just wanted to point out that Ben makes the extra effort to make more funny comments for the CP facebook posts, like this gem:

"Don't go, Erin! Who will berate Kim Couture on the internet if you're not around!?"


Does Erin have a back up plan? A cosmetology license? Something? Cause if not, i can't wait for her Playboy shoot...
steampunk22- March 19, 2010 at 11:34 am
@El Famous Burrito

No dice, Toughill has a ground game.

El Famous Burrito- March 19, 2010 at 11:17 am
Is James Toney still looking for an opponent?
omunto- March 19, 2010 at 11:16 am
Is that the same Chili's analogy (pun intended) that your friends over at Holy Taco made a few weeks back?