Just hours after UFC president Dana White claimed the reason four Golden Glory athletes were cut within a six-day span was because the Dutch management company insisted on getting paid directly from Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the UFC and Strikeforce, so they can then distribute the funds to their fighters directly, recently fired Marloes Coenen took to her twitter to respond to White’s accusations.
“This is actually a pretty simple explanation,” White said Thursday. “If you look back throughout history, we haven’t had any Golden Glory guys fight with [Zuffa, LLC] since Semmy Schilt, right? The reason is we have very different business practices. The bottom line is, you have to pay them, not the fighters.
“It’s not the way we do business. You don’t pay the managers and the managers pay the fighters. You pay the fighters and the fighters pay the managers.”
Well, as the old adage goes, the proof is in the picture…
“I have had a lot of requests for interviews & I know that the fans are curious about my reaction about the current situation,” Coenen tweeted. “I’ll do an interview in the next three days. Please be patient with me, as you can imagine the impact it has on me.”
While the 30-year-old wasn’t in the mood to discuss her unexpected unemployment status, Coenen was more than willing to post a pic of her “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson” paycheck from this past Saturday. Contrary to White’s claims from earlier today, Coenen’s pay stub from Forza, LLC, which is a subsidiary of Zuffa, was paid to the order of: MARLOES COENEN.
“@danawhite hurts me 2 hear things about my management that are not true. #Ibelieveinthetruth #proof,” Coenen posted accompanied by the following pic: