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Sarah Kaufman Has Had Enough of This Bullsh*t

(Photo courtesy of Sherdog.)

Yesterday, we wondered why Strikeforce’s next 135-pound women’s title fight was getting second-billing to a barely relevant men’s heavyweight scrap on a Challengers card. Well, Sarah Kaufman doesn’t really understand it either, and she posted a blog on earlier today explaining her frustration. Take it away, champ…

Cookies and Man Parts
…seem to be the 2 things that will get me on a main Strikeforce card…that and learning how to shake my assets. [Ed. note: That was her link, not ours.]
I am currently the Strikeforce Women’s Welterweight Champion…yet I fought for the title on a Challengers Card. Now, I am set to defend said title against Roxanne Modafferi in just a few days – again – on a Challengers Card.

I know that it’s going to be a fun and challenging fight…and I always welcome that. Roxanne has been around the sport for a long time and will come game to fight; however, I need to take this fight and make a statement.

That statement will be: I deserve to be on a main Strikeforce Card because I am a talented, exciting FEMALE fighter at 135lbs! I will NOT eat a ridiculous amount of cookies to make 145lbs JUST for the opportunity to be on a main card and growing man parts… well that would just be ridiculous :D  

Hmm…was that a swipe at Jan "Oatmeal Raisin" Finney

To be honest, Kaufman’s previous five-rounder against Takayo Hashi was a nightmare to watch, but most of the blame can be placed on Hashi for constantly retreating. Kaufman could have done a Cris Cyborg impression and rushed in swinging at every opportunity, but that’s not what she does.

Even though Sarah has gone the distance all three times in her Strikeforce career, her fights against Miesha Tate and Shayna Baszler were very entertaining, and great examples of high-level women’s MMA. Unfortunately, that’s not enough. Thus far, there have only been two proven paths to success in women’s MMA: 1) Be very pretty, like Gina Carano, or 2) Kill everybody, like Cris Cyborg. For all the other women in the sport, it’s still an uphill battle for recognition.

The winner of this Friday’s Kaufman vs. Modafferi title fight could take on the winner of Strikeforce’s one-night four-woman tournament on August 13th. The participants will be Miesha Tate, Carina Damm, Hitomi Akano, and Maiju Kujala; first-round matchups will be determined at weigh-ins, for maximum chaos. And as cool as that will be, the event will still be headlined by a 182-pound catchweight bout between Joe Riggs and Louis Taylor…

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fatbellyfrank- July 21, 2010 at 8:55 pm
Oh and Jake Sheilds fights are so boring, the paint would rather dry itself than watch his fights
fatbellyfrank- July 21, 2010 at 8:50 pm
I dont see what all the fuss is about, I love women's sport, I never miss a game of the Lingerie Football League, and I'd suggest all other womens sport should follow suit with the uniforms.
Dick_Gozenya- July 21, 2010 at 8:42 pm
Jake shields is so boring...

...grass would rather watch itself grow than watch his fights.

I agree with this broad, she gets no respect. She's already defended her title once and she's still on the rodeo circuit. Then again, the thought that Strikefarce is such a large, complex, and fully viable organization that it needs a second show for prospect development is pretty ludicrous. I think it's probably just a shady way to pay quality talent less money. I hope they go through with this tournament although not determining the match-ups until the weigh ins is pretty lame for the fighters. Karina Damm is pretty fun to watch, sometimes she busts out some capoeira and shit. She and Cyborg need to have a run off to see who has the largest chemically enhanced clitoris in women's MMA. Inquiring minds want to know.
RwilsonR- July 21, 2010 at 8:24 pm
I totally agree with Sarah Kaufman on this issue. How could they possibly put a men's fight as top billing over her fight?!!!

On a semi-related note, I just don't get all the recent hullabaloo about where LeBron James is going to play. Who cares? I'm much more interested if whether the Tulsa Shock will beat the Phoenix Mercury. I hope those Shock stick it to the Mercury with some mean lay-ups right in their faces!!!
ilvbllythekd12- July 21, 2010 at 6:56 pm
@Stak, no I'm not fat. I'm actually a few pounds underweight for my height.

I'm not trying to knock Carano- she's not bad looking. Just nothing special imo. But it is annoying- like the article said- that in order for a female mixed martial artist to be relevant she has to be "hot" (which is relative for a fighter- thanks Kid Clam) or just wreck ppl like Cyborg. There's no middle ground.
2DaDeath- July 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Thanks for proving my point, roadhouse.

Speaking of Gina, is she like traumatized by the beating she received from Cyborg? Where the fuck did she go?
k-onda- July 21, 2010 at 4:39 pm
The only reason I clicked on this link was to read all the "get in the kitchen" comments, I thought, I was sure to find. And it took until this guy ^momo, to get us there? Wow, I blame Obama ...
Momoplata- July 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm
isn't the octagon a little far from the kitchen?
MoTropolis- July 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm
Jake Shields is so boring, the census bureau hung up on HIM.
DaltonSwayze- July 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm
@2DaDeath: I think Gina is hotter than Arianny already
vengful1- July 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm
A pretty female (Carano) athlete = hot. Those are the rules so deal with it.

I would rather watch two woman I don't know about fighting for a title than two guys I don't care about fighting for shit. Of coarse I doubt I will watch the upcoming SF event because it looks like total crap.

Interestingly enough, they have the Kaufman fight listed on the main card before the main event on SF website. I had to look up the card because I forgot every match that was on it. Damnit I forgot again!
FreddyFangers- July 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm
The bitch has a point.
tmanifold- July 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm
Sarah is pissed. She is ready to go. I feel bad for Roxy because Sarah is planning on making a statement with this fight.
2DaDeath- July 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm
Jake Shields is so boring...

Mayhem Miller still thinks he's a good guy after being jumped by him and his entire fight team.
ccman- July 21, 2010 at 2:33 pm
If the loser has to eat out the winner womans mma would be palatable.

Unless cyborg is in the fight. Then it actually becomes worse.
Almost North- July 21, 2010 at 2:31 pm
I still think she looks like Pam Beasley
2DaDeath- July 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm
Sarah Kaufman is so ordinary looking, she makes Gina Carano look like Arianny Celeste.
Lysol- July 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm
Jake Shields is so boring, people will comment about how boring he is in articles that don't even mention his name.
Almost North- July 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm
Jake Shields is so boring...

He makes the WNBA look exciting.

Booze n Brawl- July 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm
jake shields is so boring he makes womens mma look exciting. oh wait, no he doesnt
glassjawsh- July 21, 2010 at 1:23 pm
roxy is going to mop the floor with this skank.....nuff said
Omelette Platter- July 21, 2010 at 1:23 pm
attaboy, girl!

sounds like kaufman's using this as motivation; here's hoping she shows that punk american what's up.

@stak : oh snap! there's gonna be a catfight up in here
Stak40- July 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Almost North- July 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Kerry Vera: the best thing Brandon Vera has ever done.
steampunk22- July 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm
^^Hey dingus, the cookies was in reference to Finney having to put on 10lbs to fight Cyborg. The man parts was in reference to Cyborg. Two separate references, two separate fighters, same sentence. ;)