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Old 08-23-2010, 09:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Finally.

MMAJunkie is so far up Strikeforce's behind it is insane. It IS understandable, since they have a direct AND indirect relationship with one another, but it is very refreshing to see some Strikeforce truth written. God Bless Cage Potato.

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Old 08-23-2010, 12:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Somewhere, whatever notes Scott Coker had scribbled on the back of a Motel 6 brochure about the future of his company probably got crumpled up and tossed in a trash can. that was my favorite part of the atricle
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yep. This event was definitely lack luster, and Strikeforce's production and commentary continue to be abhorrent. All in all it was a pretty irrelevant night in MMA.
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very opinionated article for sure. i agree that all the guys sf promoted lost and it hurts them but not that much. both king mo and fejiao have some cardio issues but it was a good main event imo.

bobby lashley was always a can. that was certain just by his unwillingness to fight anyone....good. no surprise he lost.

the company is not really gonna crumble. i just think they made a mistake teaming up with showtime and now it is starting to haunt them.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Disgusting article. And absolutly biased.

Looks like Cagepotato is looking for any reason to take shots here. The first funny thing is that they seem unable to give Griggs his due for a well executed game plan.

That was a rag article clear and cut, when you call a fighter "some guy with sideburns" instead of an up and comer with a solid record to date which is what Chad Griggs is..

Chad Griggs likes to stop his fights. He's 9-1 with 9 wins coming by way of stoppage he's never sent a fight to a decision but had anyone relied on Cagepotato for that type of info they'd simply know that Chad has sideburns.

Also, rags like ths and critics have said things like Coker and Strikeforce "didn't expect Mo to lose to Feijao".... thats one of the funniest things I've been reading on websites.. like they tryed to put King Mo against a can and it backfired. It's Rafael Feijao, Look at his last fight against Antwain Britt who is a powerful wrestler with heavy hands... very similar to King Mo but bigger.... Feijao hammerd his head in. That fight was no given. And Feijao has a deep tool box in the cage and comes from an outstanding camp.

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this is why parts of that article made me chuckle...sounds like the reporter was spitting instead of typing... how much more biased could you sound when reporting that there will in fact be a MW tourney for a #1 contender slot?

And a let's be honest a 1 night MW tournament to determine a #1 contender for the MW crown is an excellent way to sort through the rankings and create a title shot that makes sense.


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And a let's be honest a 1 night MW tournament to determine a #1 contender for the MW crown is an excellent way to sort through the rankings and create a title shot that makes sense.
I agreed mostly with you about how its very biased, although I think they do have valid points. But this I think a tournement in one is the WORST idea for them possible. How easy can this backfire. A guy wins but has a nasty cut and isn't allowed to fight again on the night, then what? All the hype about a tournement is lost and people go home feeling let down. And lets face it the odds of someone being not able to fight twice are pretty good.
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Another good article.
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I agreed mostly with you about how its very biased, although I think they do have valid points. But this I think a tournement in one is the WORST idea for them possible. How easy can this backfire. A guy wins but has a nasty cut and isn't allowed to fight again on the night, then what? All the hype about a tournement is lost and people go home feeling let down. And lets face it the odds of someone being not able to fight twice are pretty good.
Happend to Eddie Alvarez in the DREAM tournament.. And I see the point you're making..

I also look at guys who would run at the opportunity for that tourney and with guy's like Manhoef, Villasenor, Miller, Radach, Lawler and Kennedy who don't have immediate fights on the horizon I think they'd light that stage up..
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Also, rags like ths and critics have said things like Coker and Strikeforce "didn't expect Mo to lose to Feijao".... thats one of the funniest things I've been reading on websites.. like they tryed to put King Mo against a can and it backfired. It's Rafael Feijao, Look at his last fight against Antwain Britt who is a powerful wrestler with heavy hands... very similar to King Mo but bigger.... Feijao hammerd his head in. That fight was no given. And Feijao has a deep tool box in the cage and comes from an outstanding camp.
I like Strikeforce, but it does seem to me that SF make fights that they feel will allow them to add hype to a certain fighter. Look at the way they buried Jake Shields in the pre-fight marketing for the Henderson fight. They wanted Henderson to win that fight. They knew Shields only had 1 fight left on his deal, and they needed him to lose that fight to add hype to their new big money signing in Henderson.

Then they did it again with Fedor-Werdum. That fight was clearly seen as a warm-up fight for Fedor, with a devastating win over Werdum adding hype to a future Overeem-Fedor fight. Guess what, it back-fired on them again. Then here, Mo received the large majority of the hype, and I firmly believe SF were stacking their chips on a Mo win, to hype the fact they've got one of the top LHW's in the world. Again, it didn't happen, and now they've been left with a vacated title, a pretty significant drop in Fedor and Henderson's stock and a 205lb champion that's largely unknown, been barely hyped and that has lost to Mike Kyle in the last year or so.

I hope Strikeforce are here to stay, they're putting on some decent fights that we wouldn't have the chance to see elsewhere. However, they're still run by the morons at Showtime, it appears to me and many others that they're hitching their bets on certain fighters winning fights and the production values are still sub-standard, though improving. If they're going to be long-term competitors for the UFC they need to make smarter decisions, fairly hype both fighters in the build-up for cards and therefore not set themselves up to look like morons. They've got the raw potential to be a big time company in MMA, but there are some definite issues they need to sort out, and they need to sort them out quickly.
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