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Scott Coker: Women’s MMA is Here to Stay

Written on April 15, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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"Strikeforce is going to run just like it has been. We're going to move forward with women's MMA now and in future years from now." --- Scott Coker, Strikeforce CEO

Although there are uncertainties after UFC’s acquisition of Strikeforce, Scott Coker assured that the women’s MMA is here to stay. This includes extending the contract and signing of new talent for Strikeforce’s women roster. And while the overall roster remains relatively small, their bouts have produced some hits.

In fact, Strikeforce became the highest-profile North American promotion for female fighters. In August 2009, the promotion heralded its first queen – Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos – after headlining a Showtime-televised event versus Gina Carano.

“With the purchase, you may see some back-end changes. But at the end of the day, we’re going to keep [promoting women’s fights].”

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