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Old 08-02-2011, 01:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I dont think we will see a Strikeforce event after 2011.

But looking on the bright side, with the fighters that come over to the UFC from Strikeforce i can see a UFC event pretty much every 2/3 weeks next year.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I can see a good handfull of SF fighters making a splash..

OSP, Hendo, Melendez, Masvidal, Jacare, Feijao, Bigfoot, Mo, Gracie, and Cormier would all have exciting fights IMO...
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think keeping strikeforce would be good for Zuffa.
Imagine guys that they really like and don't wanna cut, but they have to due to their record (thinking of Dan Hardy).
They would have a place for then, besides that if they were in Strikeforce they wouldn't be in some other promotion helping the brand grow and that would be good business. In this pov they could get fighters that are making noise in other promotions but don't have quite the status yet to join the UFC, thus making those other orgs weaker.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Strikeforce folding will be the best thing for us fans. UFC will get all of Strikeforce's promising fighters, and Bellator will get the ones who can put on a show but just cant make the UFC cut. Bellator will grow into SF's place. Thus giving us free awesome events on MTV.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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OP hit the nail on the head. As I was waiting for the page to load I was thinking, who does Strikeforce have left?

The answer: Gilbert Melendez, Big Foot Silva, and Barnett. The only real fantastic fight the organization has will be the tournament final: Silva vs Barnett (IMO).

Other than that, they'll just have to feed cans to Melendez to keep him fighting until his contract is up.

Guys like Lawler, Jacare, Kennedy, Woodley, Griggs, Kharatonov, Gracie may fill a card but lets face it, aside from maybe Jacare and Kennedy, no one really gives a shit.
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OP hit the nail on the head. As I was waiting for the page to load I was thinking, who does Strikeforce have left?

The answer: Gilbert Melendez, Big Foot Silva, and Barnett. The only real fantastic fight the organization has will be the tournament final: Silva vs Barnett (IMO).

Other than that, they'll just have to feed cans to Melendez to keep him fighting until his contract is up.

Guys like Lawler, Jacare, Kennedy, Woodley, Griggs, Kharatonov, Gracie may fill a card but lets face it, aside from maybe Jacare and Kennedy, no one really gives a shit.
I was with you until this statement. All those guys and a handful of other fighters not mentioned could be solid UFC caliber fighters if they aren't already. I would think most fans would, indeed, give a shit.
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For a sec there I thought the thread was about 2012...

SF is indeed done, unless somehow there is a merger with bellator (which is not going to happen).
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I was with you until this statement. All those guys and a handful of other fighters not mentioned could be solid UFC caliber fighters if they aren't already. I would think most fans would, indeed, give a shit.
Well, maybe I'm just weird then. (I know I am, just arguing to argue)
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Hear me out rough times are a coming.In the last little bit, Diaz took off to cut to the front of the line to be GSP's punching bag, Overeem was cut and both Fedor (who may be retired) and Dan Henderson are without contracts,. Rough days for SF right now and its definitively not business as usual. On top of that you have Cung Le saying he only wants to fight in the UFC, Gilbert Melendez with hardly a credible challenger in sight and a burning desire to follow in Diaz's foot steps. A HW tournament that lacks any star power with the biggest names all gone. (Fedor and Overeem). The biggest name in the tournament is a repeat offender for steroids. The star womens champ (Cyborg) is gone SF is hurting more right at this moment than they have in years, they needed Fedor to rebound, they needed Dan to lose so they could resign him easier, they needed Overeem in that GP. They are just running on fumes right now and good fights won't help them they need names.
To be honest I hadn't really put all the pieces together. They really have lost nearly every big name that drew numbers save an unsigned Hendo. It seems like unless something changes they may fold by the end of the next fiscal year.
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