Huge news today!! In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Zuffa, LLC, the parent company for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has revealed that they have purchased the California based MMA promotion, Strikeforce. White said under the terms of the purchase, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker will remain on with the company and Strikeforce’s talent will remain on the [...]
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1. Scott Coker defines difference between himself and Dana White: Jonathan Snowden at BloodyElbow.com asked Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker about the difference between himself and Dana White. “Dana is kind of like the Don King. He’s out there and he’s out promoting his brand as well as the company brand and the fighter brand. I’m [...]
1. Spike TV wants new fights: Spike TV officials announced on Monday a change to the UFC 118 prelims, which will now see Joe Lauzon against his new opponent Gabe Ruediger and Andre Winner vs. Nik Lentz taking the second slot on the one hour special. Gerald Harris has been demoted to the non-televised preliminary [...]
Scott Coker, Strikeforce CEO, told Sherdog.com that Alistair Overeem has tested negative for anabolic steroids and drugs of abuse based upon independent testing that was administered by the promotion. Six of the 10 tested main-card athletes from Saturday’s Strikeforce “Heavy Artillery” event in St. Louis have passed the in-house drug tests administered on the eve [...]
MMAWeekly spoke to Bellator 155 pound champ Eddie Alvarez, Strikeforce 155 champ Gilbert Melendez, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, and Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker about the possibility of a superfight between the two champions. Melendez had recently called out Eddie Alvarez over the weekend, in which Eddie replied that he was up for it. Here are [...]
Karo Parisyan didn’t find himself a new home in Strikeforce, afterall. If looks like Karo Parisyan did not find himself a new home under the Strikeforce banner afterall. According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, the two sides had been negotiating to possibly have Parisyan fight on the Strikeforce: Los Angeles card in June, however, the [...]
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Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed on Thursday during a pre-event conference call that Yamamoto has been removed from the card. Federico Lopez was scheduled to welcome “Kid” to the United States on the undercard of the “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery” event, but instead Yamamoto may join the DREAM.14 event in Japan later in the month. Quick [...]