i'm really excited about the possible showdown between strikeforce and ufc. i think dana did the right thing by not paying fighters huge amounts of money in the beginning so he could actually save some money up to bring other elite level fighters into the ufc and then market them to the USA and bring in more fans to make even more off of ppv's. unfortunately, he's got all the proven fighters he needs. he just needs to find new talent but this deal with hendo doesn't mean a thing to me. hendo is 39 years old and won't be doing anything as far as challenging for the title while anderson is champ.
couture needs to retire. him surviving three rounds does not make him a capable fighter. hendo might have a good two years left but that's it. if he leaves, it will just be coker bowing down to hendo and paying him what he wants. this november card for strikeforce hands down will be the biggest ratings success in mma history but can you imagine how much all of it's going to cost?
note: the couture comment is not random. it's just there for whoever wants to argue that hendo can still fight at a high level past 40