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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Breaking news from Strikeforce

Two pieces of news in one for you today:

1. Fedor re-signs with Strikeforce.  Today should be the day I officially cease to believe any rumor containing the words "Fedor" and "UFC" in one sentence...but it probably won't be because I would probably shart my pants in excitement if he seriously did. His first fight is going to be in February against Antonio Silva in what will be Strikeforce's Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament, which leads me to the second, more important piece of news:

This is probably the coolest AND smartest thing Strikeforce is putting up for the fans: while the UFC's heavyweight division took a minor hit with Cain sidelined with surgery, Brock rumored to be leaving for WWE, Roy Nelson having contractual issues, and Junior dos santos left in interim-belt purgatory, Strikeforce is strategically pitting their 8 ranked heavyweights against eachother in timely, vintage MMA fashion.
I feel Strikeforce has done some weird shit in the past, such as granting title shots after 1 win and giving their heavyweight champion an opponent who was coming off a knockout loss (only to be knocked out again), but this heavyweight tourney looks to make up for it (at least on paper...) and one has to admit that this is one of the more exciting things they have done.

Still not a fan?  Check out the line-up:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers

If the brackets close the way they should, we might even see Fedor vs. Alistair!
I'm pretty sure Alistair is smart enough to keep away from Werdum's submission game this time and to lure him into a stand-up war, and I'm preeeeetty sure Fedor is going to straight up kick Bigfoot's big ass.

Stay tuned!!

1 comment:

  1. pimp cards to watch!! its good to see fedor back in the game after his lost to werdum.