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Meisha Tate: “I have nothing against Marloes personally”

Written on June 21, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Meisha Tate preferred not to make the issue between her and Marloes Coenen too personal. Instead, she aims to focus heavily on preparaing for her upcoming fight.

Welterweight challenger, Meisha Tat,e is aware that there’s a clash between her and Champ, . However, she refuses to give negative comments on the issue. told MMAJunkie.com, “I don’t think that she knows me well enough to say anything. So I feel like it’s just going to be her trying to hype the fight.”

Meisha Tate is set to face Marloes Coenen at the “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson” card, which will be held at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois this coming June 30.

She was scheduled to fight Marloes Coenen for the first time last March. But unfortunately, a knee injury had struck the fighter — making her unable to get the title. Marloes Coenen, on the other hand, finished Liz Carmouche and retained her belt. Though before her fight against Carmouche, Marloes Coenen pointed out that her future fight with Meisha Tate is more than just a good challenge. She commented, “It would have been a very good fight … because she’s presenting herself as being a cute girl … and I present myself a different way. Let’s put it like that.”

Pertaining to Marloes Coenen’s comments, Meisha Tate replied back, “I think to each his own in the way we choose to present ourselves. I definitely don’t think she should base her opinion of my fighting ability on my presentation at all because she’ll be sorely mistaken.”

“Now that I’m already in great shape, I can really apply a gameplan every day. I don’t have to spend my camp trying to get in shape or lose weight. It’s all about sharpening the skillset that I’ve already developed”, she added.

Knowing that there are several rumors arising, Meisha Tate remained undisturbed and preferred not to take the issue personally. She even pointed out, “I have nothing against Marloes personally. I think she’s a great representative of women’s MMA. She’s a pioneer; she’s been fighting for 10 or more years. I respect her as an athlete. I have nothing bad to say about her on a personal level. Maybe she’s trying to stir the pot a little bit, but it’s not really registering to me. I’m just focused about training, and I’m in good spirits about the fight.”

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