Q&A with Sarah Kaufman
There are many reasons why I love mixed martial arts. Call this Reason No. 486.
While you can't drive up to the Staples Center and gain access to
With a professional record of 10-0, Kaufman makes her long-awaited and oft-delayed return to the cage on Friday night, now as the main event of the sixth edition of the Strikeforce Challengers series in San Jose, California.
Last week, I got a chance to sit down with the personable power puncher to discuss
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My peaking is going really well now, I think, and hopefully in 10 days I'll be right where I should be.
Working with my same training partners --
It's hard, though, because you really don't know what [your opponent's] style is going to be coming out of Japan. They [Japanese fighters] tend to have an awkward stand-up style, so it's hard to mimic that and get my game going.
The fight could go anywhere, but I do want to finish this one.
That being said, to have zero fights and then have Jay Hieron on the undercard is definitely a rough call, but you have to look at how many people just wanted to see Herschel Walker. Was it a great fight? Was it even a good fight?
I'm wouldn't be comfortable posing in bathing suits, that's not my style. I'm definitely more on the tomboy side of things: skate shoes, jeans, track pants, definitely more on the edge of comfy as opposed to dresses and heels. That's just not me, so I would have a hard time forcing myself to play that image on a regular basis.
If there were an occasion where they asked me to dress up, I would try, but I can't promise that I would come out looking as good as everyone else. I also wouldn't take my clothes off.
You hear about promotions that think, "MMA is popular, let's get in there and make a lot of money," without realizing that you have to pay fighters, you have to pay the venue, you have to pay the commission and buy the cage -- and all the other overhead costs that you might not think are so big.
I think a bunch of smaller organizations will taper off and we'll just end up with a bunch of really great quality shows. That's what I'm hoping for at least.
Then I head into ZUMA, teach classes, clean the gym, teach more classes, eat my lunch, teach more classes, and then my training is usually later in the day. Once I get home, I usually just hang out, watch a TV show on my computer and that's a night.