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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 »
As quickly as the outrage over Jon Fitch being cut by the UFC spread across the Internet and social media last week, so too did calls for the former welterweight title contender to join Bellator or the World Series of Fighting
Even Dana White, the president of the UFC and the guy who cut Fitch, said as much.
"I'm glad that so many people are behind him," White said in the media...Read more »
A few weeks ago, Gian Villante was unsure of his next career opportunity.
Would the Strikeforce light heavyweight from Levittown, who was not on the promotion's final card last Saturday, become part of the UFC, or would he have to go searching for work elsewhere? (Zuffa owns both Strikeforce and UFC.)
On Tuesday night, those watching "UFC Tonight" on Fuel got that answer.
Villante...Read more »
Here's the last time we'll be able to say this: Come watch the Strikeforce weigh-in live stream with us.
The live stream will begin at 5 p.m. ET Friday from Oklahoma City, and includes Daniel Cormier, Josh Barnett, Nate Marquardt, Tarec Saffiedine and the rest of the fighters on the final card for Strikeforce.
The fights will air on Showtime on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET, with the prelims...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 »