Sarah Kaufman knows what it takes – and what it feels like – to wear Strikeforce gold, as she is a former champion in the bantamweight division. Now, after earning a hard-fought decision victory over Alexis Davis, Kaufman is poised to face new divisional title-holder and current queen of women’s MMA Ronda Rousey later this year.
Rousey, an ex-Olympian, earned the crown on the same card as Kaufman defeated Davis by submitting Miesha Tate with an opening round Armbar, her fifth in five fights as a professional. Kaufman was impressed but still feels like she has what it takes to end Rousey’s reign atop the sport.
“You know what Ronda’s going to do. Ronda knows what I’m going to do,” said Kaufman in an interview with MMAWeekly. “It’s going to be who can do it better and I honestly don’t see her doing it better than I’m going to do to her. So I’m looking for that title to come back to Victoria (British Columbia, Canada).”
Kaufman sports a career record of 15-1 with her lone loss coming to Marloes Coenen in 2010, by Armbar as chance would have it.
“I’m this nice person,” said Kaufman before switching gears. “And in the cage, I’m an animal. That’s what I want. I want people to know me for my fighting.”
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