StrikeForce's card on Nov. 7 does look to me like a very good card. But frankly what they're doing is "Throwing all their eggs into one basket", this may be a very good card prospectively but it's (nearly) the best card they could put out, ommiting their "Champion" Overeem. For us MMA fans, seeing Fedor, Mousasi, Shields and Werdum fighting on one card is a privalege.
But what is their next card going to look like? After these guys yeah they have their female fighters and Overeem, but the UFC are putting on almost 2 cards a month with names and fights we all know and respect.
It's not so much StrikeForce I have any problem with, I like the competition aspect it drives the UFC to put on a lot of quality cards. It's the politics of StrikeForce I have a problem with, Cung Le was their MW champ and he relinquished that title to go act in a movie, Alistair Overeem is their HW champ and hasn't fought in SF for what? Almost 2 years, I mean the guy says he's injured then he goes and fights in another country like a couple of weeks later. Surely these fighter should be more contractually obligated to fight in SF, Yes I'm aware of the whole Rampage situation.
The fact of the matter is, that the UFC will put on 8/9/10 out of 10 cards twice a month (with a few exceptions, you never know 105 could turn out to be good) and StrikeForce can't match that volume yet. The UFC is still the holy grail for any fighter looking to reach the top of the mountain (which should be all of them), the only way fighters are going to sign with SF over the UFC is if SF offer much more money, which will mean they'll just go bankrupt sooner rather than later. Or by offering them immediate title shots, which didn't work out too well for Jay Hieron.
In conclusion, I wish SF well. The competition aspect in any market does drive companies to put out the best product they can. What SF is hoping to do to the UFC is what the UFC is currently doing to boxing, it only spells good for MMA in general.