View Full Version : Marloes Coenen and Jon Olav Einemo released

Irish Pride
08-04-2011, 02:01 AM

Coenen just lost one fight and she was the defending champ. Jon Olav had one fight in the UFC but lost it. But it was a fight of the night.


The Team Golden Glory vs. Zuffa battle is heating up as three more of the fighters from the Holland stable have been cut from Strikeforce and the UFC.

According to lead trainer Martijn de Jong, who first put the news out on his Twitter and later confirmed to MMAWeekly.com via email, former Strikeforce champion Marloes Coenen, Valentijn Overeem, and UFC heavyweight Jon Olav Einemo have all been released from their contracts.

The news is the latest strike thrown by Zuffa against Team Golden Glory after the initial move that saw Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem put on the chopping block.

Apparently, Zuffa and Team Golden Glory are not getting along, which may be a vast understatement considering the news from Wednesday.

Coenen is the former Strikeforce bantamweight champion, who just lost her belt to Miesha Tate last weekend in Chicago. Valentijn Overeem is also coming off a loss from his last bout against Chad Griggs, while Jon Olav Einemo only got one fight in the UFC, where he was defeated by Dave Herman at UFC 131.

The only fighter left under a Zuffa contract that currently fights full time out of the Golden Glory gym in Holland is current Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix fighter Sergei Kharitonov.

Kharitonov is currently slated to take on Josh Barnett in the semifinal round of the tournament on Sept. 10 in Cincinnati.

08-04-2011, 01:53 PM
seems its not the fighters but the camp .. they must have made some demands or have been hard to work with .. they were all coming off losses though except for the reem .. so who knows ...

08-04-2011, 03:17 PM
I think its F'ing BS!! Marloes is an awesome fighter!

Miss Foxy
08-04-2011, 04:22 PM
I think its F'ing BS!! Marloes is an awesome fighter!

I know that sucks bigtime...