Saturday, September 10, 2011

RT's Strikeforce picks!

Mein via dec, Kyle via tko, Palacio via tko, Blanco via ko, Roger Gracie shocks the world via RNC, Jacare via arm bar, Cormier via dec, and Barnett via americana. Enjoy the fights!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Stikeforce Presser: Barnett, Kharitonov, King Mo, Gracie, Bigfoot, Cormier, Rockford and Jacare

"I was hoping there would be more people out here, more media, more questions, but really I guess ya'll don't care about us that much, because everybody's worried about other issues instead of the fights this weekend.........I'm just being real."

King Mo

One of the best cards in Strikeforce history, this weekends offering features the best undercard they've ever assembled, the semi - finals of the heavyweight grandprix, big names like King Mo, Cyborg Santos, and Josh Barnett as well as future stars like Jordan Mein and Yoel Romero. All this unfortunately appears to be flying under the radar with a combination of the Nick Diaz / GSP drama captivating the MMA media and the weird apathy that has surrounded all thing Strikeforce as it heads towards it's inevitable shutdown. Hopefully by Saturday the MMA communities focus is back where it should be, on the fights, because this weekends scraps should be great.

Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals
Josh Barnett vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Daniel Cormier vs. Antonio Silva

Strikeforce Middleweight Championship
Luke Rockhold vs. Ronaldo Souza

Muhammed Lawal vs. Roger Gracie
Pat Healy vs. Maximo Blanco
Yoel Romero Palacio vs. Rafael Cavalcante
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Mike Kyle
Evangelista Santos vs. Jordan Mein
Amanda Nunes vs. Alexis Davis
Chris David Mierzwiak vs. Dominique Steele

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dana White: "I'll Never Trust Nick Diaz Again"

Diaz is out, Condit's in, vs GSP at UFC 137

Nick Diaz will no longer be fighting Georges St. Pierre at UFC 137 in Las Vegas, after Diaz no showed press conferences in both Toronto and Las Vegas, the UFC pulled the plug. Fighting in his place will be "the natural born killer" Carlos Condit.

GSP's "a little pissed off"
Diaz reacts to the news "I'm sorry I didn't make it to the beauty pageant but I've never not showed up to a fight and I've never backed out of a fight. in my life".

Dana White talks Condit, Diaz and GSP

Dana White on BJ Penns new opponent

This might be the biggest case of self sabotaging a career that I can recall and if the video Diaz posted is any indication, he may be dealing with more serious issues then title fights. I'm talking psychological issues. Here's hoping Zuffa gets Diaz some counseling instead of a pink slip.

"Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck your mother"  - Nick Diaz

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

GSP talks Nick Diaz on UFC connected.

Brock Lesnar vs Alistair Overeem at UFC 141!!!

     Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and recently signed former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will main event UFC 141 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 30th.
       Word on the street is Overeem was offered a shot at the winner of the November 12th, Heavyweight title fight on Fox, between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez but did not want to wait that long. Overeem's contract is long term and exclusive effectively putting an end to Alistair Overeem's K1 career for now. 
     With this announcement, the UFC is finally putting together one of the dream matches that were promised with the Strikeforce buy out, hopefully this trend continues as the UFC continues to build momentum as it heads into the fall. With this huge news coming hot on the heels of the UFC on Fox deal, there is no denying that Zuffa and the UFC are making huge moves.

The UFC:RIO Ring Girl Post!


Dan Henderson talks Fedor, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Rampage Jackson and more.

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Joachim Hansen - DREAM 17: preview.