Ex-Strikeforce champion Marloes Coenen would like nothing better than to return to the promotion.
Coenen, who was released along with three of her Golden Glory teammates earlier this month, believes a deal can be worked out that allows her back fighting under the Strikeforce banner.
“I’ve been in this game since I was a teenager,” Coenen said. “So I know how it works and it’s business. It really is a business and when we renegotiate, things can go hard.”
Zuffa, the company which owns the UFC and Strikeforce, is currently working to sign Alistair Overeem, a member of Golden Glory, to a new deal.
Coenen went to bat for all of her Golden Glory teammates in the days following their releases, defending them as best she could.
“It’s my family and if you diss my family, then I will stand up (for them),” Coenen said.
While Coenen waits to see what happens between Zuffa and Golden Glory in regards to Overeem, she is looking at accepting a fight with another promotion before the end of the year.
Coenen lost her Strikeforce title at Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Henderson to Miesha Tate by submission.