Anyone slighted disappointed/glad by the news that
the strikeforce and showtime deal runs in out in 2014?
On one hand we get strikeforce for 3 more years, which is good (cuz lets face it zuffa will dissolve it ASAP) But on the flip side most of these so called dream fights will never see the light of day..Listen to dana and whats his face during the conference calls.They kept saying if the fans want to see it, well then they will make it happen. Well these fans have wanted to see gsp/anderson for 2 and a half years and it hasnt happened (and these are 2 signed fighters)
No this is one of those instances (much like the sonnen/silva immediate rematch announcement) where zuffa are capitalizing on the ufc fans lack of MMA awareness.See by putting a melendez/edgar fight as soon a possible that would be an admission that SF was a legitimate contender. They know that the fairweathers would have never heard melendez/souza/mousasi so there is no rush to make such a fight when available..They sooner sign these fighters on the cheap and build them
Personally I could care less about melendez/thompson (they'd get exposed in the ufc)..The same with mousasi hed be a feast for wrestlers..Souza intrigues me a little more but I fear hes just a slightly better maia..So the only real asset here they've acquired (thats never sniffed the UFC) is alistair...Who has a wave of momentum but as we all know prefers SF unrestricted contract structure..Who is to say he doesnt just re-sign with strikeforce when his current contract ends & sticks around til 2014..
A lot can change in 3 years and in a sport thats all about the here and now I just dont see anything about this deal thats good for the fans, maybe someone can enlighten me..
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