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Coenen fights back, shows check to her from Zuffa


Marloes Coenen apparently was not pleased when she heard UFC president Dana White malign the way her management does business, and say that's the reason why she was cut from Strikeforce. After White said that Golden Glory, the gym that represents Coenen, Jon Olav Einemo and the Overeem brothers, insisted on being paid differently than other UFC and Strikeforce fighters, Coenen tweeted this picture of a check from Forza, the holding company that covers the UFC and Strikeforce. She did it to show that  for her last fight, she was paid directly, in line with Zuffa's practices.

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White responded that the check was only cut that way because the UFC and Strikeforce insisted that it be done that way to fall in line with state commissions rules. Golden Glory wanted the check to be made out to them.

As in all he-said, she-said situations, the truth is likely somewhere in the middle. But the most ridiculous part of Coenen, Einemo and the Overeem's departure from Zuffa is that talented fighters will not be fighting here because of a lack of willingness to compromise. It's hard to believe the UFC's claim that the best fighters fight the best fighters when three of the best were just exiled because of how a check was written.

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