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Jan Finney is an Exemption

Written on November 21, 2010 by Zac Efren

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“I took that fight completely on my own, I wanted to do it. It was an opportunity and I took it.” ---Jan “Cuddles” Finney

Jan “Cuddles” Finney does not want fans to feel sorry for her after her fight with Cris “Cyborg” Santos last June.

“I know people mean well, and it’s great to hear all the feedback about having such a great heart, but I want to be known also that I have good skills as a fighter.”

Also, she does not want people to think she was forced to face a much larger opponent just to land a place inside the Strikeforce.

“I took that fight completely on my own, I wanted to do it. It was an opportunity and I took it.”

Now, it is her time to shine again as she faces Liz Carmouche at the Strikeforce Challengers Series event in Jackson, Miss.

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Liz Carmouche is One Determined Strikeforce Fighter

Written on November 17, 2010 by Zac Efren

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“I want to just to stay at the same pace I’m going now, and if something pops up, take it and keep bettering myself as a fighter.”---Liz Carmouche

Stepping into the against Jan Finney, Liz Carmouche feels she is far from being considered as an underdog.

Staying undefeated for a year now, Carmouche continues to improve her fighting skills. Also, she feels she owes it a lot to her trainer.

“I have a lot of trust in my trainer, and he’s not the type of person to throw you in unprepared.”

“It’s just a natural progression. I’ve been working on everything, pretty much just trying to step up all my skill levels, which I feel have increased greatly since my last fight.”

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