"Titles are spoils of war. You have to go out there and win battles before you can raid the dead of all their belongings." – Josh Barnett
Saturday 10th September will see Strikeforce continue to push the boundaries with the next installment of the greatest Heavyweight tournament in the history of Mixed Martial Arts. (Editor Note: This claim might be a little debatable)
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So despite the Baldfathers assertions that it's business as usual post-acquisition, things at Strikeforce continue to go from the sublime to the bizarre to the ridiculous in matters of minutes. Today is a Wednesday, it's raining in London and the entrails from last nights supper predict that Josh Barnett will win the Strikeforce GP. 'HERETIC' you cry before making a joke about horse meat. Ill-informed says I, as Ubereem is now out of the Strikeforce GP and at loggerheards with Coker/White/Ming the Merciless.
The dutch heavyweight superstar has withdrawn from the proposed September 10th semi-finals of Strikeforce's much vaunted, oft delayed and frequently suspect Grand Prix. Reasons include broken toes (David Haye), insufficient preperation time (Rashad Evans) and an apparent lack of respect (Randy Couture). I've included fighters past and present, from all walks of violence, who have busted these excuses out in the not too distant past. Maybe there's a handbook these guys reference?
Whatever, bottom line is White is sticking his craw in here pure and simple and blaming Showtime for it. Hell maybe he even arranged for Showtime to bring forward the schedule from October to breed some sort of superfight for Overeem in the UFC? A superfight seems unlikely, with JDS and Cain scheduled to face-off in November, so how about a regular fight? After a period of fast-paced flux in the heavyweight division we've entered a bit of a cooling down phase. With Roy Nelson thoroughly found out, Noguiera scheduled to face off against Schaub and Shane Carwin rehabbing his entire face there's not a huge list of free heavyweight fighters. Frank Mir is the only name that comes to mind and it would fit in well with the interval Overeem needs to 'heal up'.
Whatever happens, Overeem will not be short of suitors with options available to him both in the US, Europe and Japan.TweetTagged :
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After the jump you'll find our play-by-play results and thoughts about the opening round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.TweetTagged :
This week, Strikeforce is gracing our screens with the latest of their big-card offerings from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
The card as a whole is pretty solid and we are genuinely looking forward to seeing this show. The match-ups will answer a number of questions we have; Is Roger Gracie going to break the current Gracie trend and actually win? Has Robbie Lawler managed to improve his defensive ground game enough to not get submitted? Will Jacare play to his strengths or will he indulge Lawler's stand-up game? Is Herschel Walker really destined for an MMA career? OK, so that last one probably won't get answered tonight, but there's a chance the rest might. TweetTagged :
It would be all too easy to marginalise the recent accomplishments of Cain Velasquez.
Who wears short shorts? Him. You can take it up with him. (Image courtesy of Sherdog) The current UFC Heavyweight Champion has taken a softly, softly approach to his rapid ascent up the ladder. The two-time All American NCAA star embarked on what many would consider a fairly typical assault on the division. Originally signed to the organisation off the back of recommendations from AKA coaches Daniel Cormier and Dave Cammarillo, Velasquez (9-0-0) made his promotional debut in 2008 in Montreal against an overmatched Brad Morris.
Cain would go on to fight again 4 months later, notching another victory in a first round demolition of Jake O'Brien. It would be another 7 months before audiences were treated to another glimpse of his potential against Denis Stojnic in February 2009. Up until this point Velasquez had faced solid competition but had seen very little in the way of return fire. As is typical with marked men for the future, the UFC would soon ramp up the calibre of opposition and Cain was to be no exception.
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