Marloes Coenen refutes Dana White's claims regarding Golden Glory payment methodsPosted on August 5, 2011, 02:15 PM by Joey Santosus
Following the sudden release of several high-profile Golden Glory competitors, including former Strikeforce Women's Welterweight Champion Marloes Coenen, UFC President Dana White explained the decision as one inspired by conflicting business practices between ZUFFA and the fighter's management team.
"The way that they do business is, you have to pay them - not the fighters. We don't work that way. It's not the way we do business and it's not how it works here in the United States with the athletic commissions," White insisted in a recent interview.
Coenen, who received her walking papers just days after losing her title to Miesha Tate at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson, responded to White's claims today via Twitter, offering photographic evidence that appears to refute notions of any unusual payment methods.
Martijn De Jong, head coach at Golden Glory, has referred to the releases as a "big blow" to the team, stating that he remains hopeful that the issue between the two parties came be resolved. Whether or not there is, in fact, more to the story remains unclear, however some have speculated that the Golden Glory promoted "United Glory World Series" events could have been a motivating factor in the cuts.
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Further Reading: ZUFFA releases Marloes Coenen, Jon Olav Einemo and Valentijn Overeem