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Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012

Full Contact Fighter’s “The Daily Takedown:” It’s Time For Strikeforce To Address The Public About Jan. 12 Card, Its Future

Photo credit: Esther Lin/Strikeforce

By Joshua Molina

Whoever’s running Strikeforce these days is making New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan look like a genius.

The company is literally imploding in front of the world and we haven’t heard the slightest peep from Scott Coker or whomever is in charge. Dana white claims to have no information about the inner-workings of Strikeforce.

Meanwhile, its fighters are tearing each other apart in social and traditional media. Two champions, Luke Rockhold and Gilbert Melendez, claim Strikeforce has been promoting their fights without getting approval from them that they are even healthy enough to step into the cage.

The mysterious Jan. 12 show is called “Champions,” yet as of now the only champion is Nate Marquardt defending his newly won welterweight championship.

The Powers-That-Be at Strikeforce apparently don’t care enough about the fans to confirm whether Jan. 12 will be the final show, or bother to explain why the championship portion of the card is crumbling.

That’s a terrible way to do business. If Zuffa is behind it all, and letting Strikeforce die a humiliating death, then that’s shameful. If Scott Coker is to blame, it’s a sad fall for a guy who has long been considered one if the good guys in MMA.

Whatever the case, someone from Strikeforce needs to speak out. The company owes it to the fans and the fighters.

It seems that everybody wants to fight Anderson Silva these days – except for Georges St. Pierre

Now Diaz’s trainer Cesar Gracie is making noise again about wanting to fight Silva.

Diaz vs. Silva would be an entertaining fight to watch because the scrappy Diaz would probably force the fight, resulting in one of these guys getting knocked out or submitted.

While Silva would be the big favorite, Diaz tends to fight best against great opponents.

Gracie, of course, would love to secure a monster pay-day for himself and Diaz,

Diaz would probably have a difficult time upsetting Silva, but if anybody is gutsy enough to trade blows with him, it’s Diaz.

He can’t do any worse than Stephan Bonnar.

posted by JoshuaM @ 9:01 pm
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