Newly-crowned Strikeforce Women's Champion Ronda Rousey may get a little time off from training camp, but there are no reprieves in the world of pre-fight trash talk.
Picking up where Miesha Tate left off, former 135-pound titleholder Sarah Kaufman is calling for another crack at the division crown after proving she was (still) championship material by defeating fellow Canadian Alexis Davis at the Strikeforce: "Tate vs. Rousey" event last night (March 3, 2012) in Columbus, Ohio.
"The fans, they wanna see fighters. They wanna see two people get in there, swing, hit each other and get a little bloody. It's the first time I've been cut and I love it! It's my belt, I want it! It's my fault I lost it and no one else should have it. If Ronda Rousey wins that title, it will be sweet satisfaction to beat it back from her."
Last night's majority decision victory was Kaufman's third win in a row and a strong statement for getting the next shot at the "Rowdy" one. Now, I don't want to sound overly pessimistic, but it should be noted that in 16 professional fights, Kaufman has just one loss.
And it came by armbar.
Video of Kaufman's post-fight interview, where she breaks down her performance against her fellow Canadian (and a whole lot more), after the jump.
For complete Strikeforce: "Tate vs. Rousey" results and detailed blow-by-blow commentary of the televised main card fights click here. Undercard recap and wrap-up here.