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For the past several years, Gilbert Melendez has been considered the best lightweight outside of the UFC. As Strikeforce became less and less relevant under the Zuffa banner, talk focused on possible matchups for Melendez and top lightweights in the UFC.
But since the calendar turned to 2012, the former Strikeforce champion (21-2) has fought one time -- a split decision win over Josh Thomson...Read more »
There's a certain ceremonial dance that occurs at UFC post-fight news conferences.
Members of the assembled media take the lead and ask who so and so will fight next, and UFC president Dana White says he doesn't like to make fights right after a night of fights.
It seems like a silly song and dance, but sometimes, someone bumps into the DJ table and the song changes.
After...Read more »
A combination of anonymously sourced reports and some rumors point to Strikeforce promoting its final event on Jan. 12, 2012, in Oklahoma City. If true (and it is widely believed that it is), it will mark the culmination of a slow (then quick) fall from No. 2 MMA promotion since being purchased by Zuffa, the parent company to UFC. There are likely many factors that contributed to this point, some...Read more »
Three title fights plus top heavyweight Daniel Cormier will headline the Jan. 12 Strikeforce card in Oklahoma City, the Zuffa-owned promotion announced Thursday.
The card could possibly be the last for Strikeforce, TMZ reported Thursday night citing sources. Whether that proves to be true or not, it is a pretty explosive card for Showtime to air, especially after the past two Strikeforce cards...Read more »
There a Strikeforce conference call last week with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and fighters Gilbert Melendez, Pat Healy, Gian Villate and Guto Inocente to help promote their scheduled Sept. 29 fights in Sacramento, Calif.
Of course, that card was canceled at the beginning of this week, but since the call happened, the quotes were documented and the stories won't be written anytime soon, here's...Read more »