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Old 07-19-2011, 12:13 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:17 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I don't know whether it makes sense from a business perspective or not.

The tournament is Strikeforce's main attraction at the moment, it's the thing Zuffa can milk most, but now it lost much of it's attractiveness with Emelianenko out, all that annoying rescheduling and now Overeem out without even losing. But then again Overeem is now Strikeforces biggest draw so Zuffa might want to transfer him "unharmed" to the UFC for a superfight or something like that. A possible loss to Silva (after that not as dominant as thought to be lack luster win over Werdum) would mess all that up and Overeem would be much less worth and a superfight much less sellable (if at all). So maybe that's the way to save the last marketable bits of what is left from Strikeforce before letting it collapse.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:16 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Well remember that Fedor and Overeem haven't had a strong appeal over here in American to casual fans. But I'm not sure that Zuffa will transfer Overeem to the UFC right away. The thing about the Bigfoot loss is that it's a risk Strikeforce was willing to take.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:33 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Before I even go through this thread I just have to say that this blows ******* giant monkey dick. Honestly...this sucks big time.

If this is to get him into the UFC faster then fine, but if this is contract negotiation bullshit then I am pretty annoyed.

The broken toe comment was really funny though lol.

Arg...just so annoyed that we don't get to see the "tourny"
play out. It is beyond meaningless now and after Fedor fights Hendo SF will be pretty close to meaningless, too.

To top it all off I went all in with 1 mill creds on Overeem in the SF tourny vbookie lol!

Now to read what you guys think...
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:40 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Yeah, a broken toe really shouldn't keep someone from competing in a fight. You can tape it and then there is no problem. I think Strikeforce still has enough to pull it through until the Showtime deal ends.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:47 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Yeah, a broken toe really shouldn't keep someone from competing in a fight. You can tape it and then there is no problem. I think Strikeforce still has enough to pull it through until the Showtime deal ends.
It's not about putting up with the toe for the night of the fight obviously!!! It's about undergoing a 6-8 week camp with the toe still injured. He needs time to recover from it otherwise it's guaranteed to get injured again during training. Besides 10th September is 7 weeks ago. That in itself is barely enough time to prepare and rest for an additional week. Basically they thought they could force him to reconsider but theres nothing changing: not enough time.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:11 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Well that's true. Just as is typical in Strikeforce fashion they are putting fight cards together in less time then originally planned. But now the Grand Prix went from being for the championship to being for a title shot basically.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:56 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Welp it def took all the glamor out of the tourny with Reem dropping out.....all they had to do was push it back a month but no0o0o0o0o0o0o0o......
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Yeah, that was a good idea. But Dana White was a little pushy I guess. I wonder if they're threatening to cut him was true.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:18 AM   #50 (permalink)
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Is there something saying Dana had something to do with it? I cant remember .....And if he was pushing Reem to fight it was because Showtime wouldnt budge....I mean there are big name fighters dropping out of fights all the time and the UFC just puts it off till another date
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