... because that kind of drop in adrenaline could cost her the Strikeforce 135-pound Women's Tournament.
"I've competed in tournaments and I've made mistakes in them. One thing is it's natural when you're competing to have that adrenaline dump once you're done. You think, ‘Thank God that's over' and win lose or draw you're done and you can relax. In a tournament you have to keep that going and you can't let that momentum drop. So that's going to be the biggest thing. Just going back and preparing as if you haven't even fought before. I've been looking forward to Sarah Kaufman since 10 seconds after we fought last year. I think she's my most sought after rematch."
Heavily-favored tournament competitor Miesha Tate talks to reporters during the open workout session for Strikeforce Challengers 10 on Aug. 13 in Phoenix. "Takedown" will compete twice in one night for the right to challenge 135-pound Women's Champion Sarah Kaufman (or Marloes Coenen) in 2011 -- assuming she doesn't let her adrenaline get the best of her between fights. Anyone think she's got the skills to get it done on Friday night?