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Old 08-22-2010, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is Strikeforce being hurt by big name fighters losin'

Do you think Strikeforce is being hurt by all these big names like Henderson, King Mo, and Fedor losing and making Strikeforce seem like where the "ufc rejects" go?

Now don't get me wrong, I myself love MMA and I love when no names, or not so big names, or the underdog beats the "Main attraction" because it shows that there is a lot of MMA talent out there.

But to the audience that is new to MMA or trying to experience MMA outside of UFC, you think this is bad that these big names are losing?

And even as a MMA fan, you kinda gotta admit that these big names losing makes you feel like Strikeforce is losing their draw credibility when these big names are losing?

Btw, I know Strikeforce has good MMA fighters, but tell me if you believe as a company and a BUSINESS, do you think these losses hurt the company?
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if they don't market the up an coming fighters then yes.

i wouldn't be surprised if they don't
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if they don't market the up an coming fighters then yes.

i wouldn't be surprised if they don't
They don't really market anyone.
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I don't think so... fans know that anything can happen in MMA and there isn't a in the op's words a "ufc reject" holding a title under the STRIKEFORCE banner..

Outside of Fabricio Werdum fighters who have been cut by the UFC haven't fared very well in SF and Fabricio was an absolutley horrible cut by Zuffa.

I think what's gonna hurt SF is the horrible reffing.
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Yeah Bellator has had more legit reffing!
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if they don't market the up an coming fighters then yes.

i wouldn't be surprised if they don't
Which is my point. They market the big names because... Well, they are the BIG names, but then those names get beat down by these lesser names, which makes them wonder who they should get the "Strikeforce train" behind.

They talk about Lashley and he gets beat, they get the p4p best figher in Fedor and he loses, King Mo loses, Henderson, it's like the people they market (And by all means, are BIG names to market cuz they are great fighters) LOSE so to me, I feel there is a confusion on who they can get behind.

I agree, they should now go for younger fighters and let them shine, but that's even more of a risk then putting their train behind a big name, which isn't doing too well already.
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I think what's gonna hurt SF is the horrible reffing.
Use tonight's Noons/Gurgel finish as an example of that LOL.
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