With the losses of Andrei Arlovski and Fedor Emelianenko, the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix took a massive hit. Is it such a huge hit that the Grand Prix has lost it’s luster? Yes. Wait, wait, hear me out. I know what you guys are saying, you tournament purists, that the better man wins and that [...]
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Strikeforce’s Heavyweight World Grand Prix kicked off earlier this month on February 12 with some eye-opening fights, but the second set of quarterfinal bouts may not start as planned. Strikeforce’s April 9th event was expected to feature Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal bouts of Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum and Brett Rogers vs. Josh Barnett. However, [...]
MMA Quick Hits 2/21/11: GSP won’t keep Anderson Silva down, Dana White doesn’t want to see Rampage vs. Evans 2
Antonio Minotauro Nogueira talks to Tatame.com about a potential superfight between welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
After Rampage Jackson said he’d knock Matt Hamill into tomorrow, Hamill responded in an interview with MMAJunkie.com, saying he believes he’s a more complete fighter than the former champion. “I’m just glad Rampage accepted the fight. I had my doubts if he would or not. I’m glad he’s so motivated. He won’t have any excuses [...]
Andrei Arlovski has lost four straight fights. At one time he was on top of the world, ranked #2 in the world in the heavyweight division. Now, after the string of losses, people are questioning if he should just give it up altogher and retire from the fight game. It’s not that he’s losing, it’s [...]
Dan Hardy talks to BJPenn.com about his UFC 120 knockout loss to Carlos Condit, and how he is working to avenge that loss. “I didn’t think there was a chance of getting caught. But it has put me in a place where, I certainly wouldn’t like to fight me now because now I’m suppressing my [...]
MMA Quick Hits 2/14/11: Fedor could return in the Heavyweight Grand Prix, Vitor Belfort accepts Wanderlei Silva’s challenge
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker told MMAJunke.com that even though Strikeforce ran three tournament alternate bouts on Saturday night on Showtime, Fedor Emelianenko could be the first to get that spot. Emelianenko could potentially return as an alternate in the tournament should an injury occur. “There’s absolutely a possibility he could be a replacement. That’s the [...]
Welcome to the Preview of the Strikeforce 2011 Grand Prix, I am David Snipes, and with me is my Portugese Man-o-War, João Pedro and one guy who loves him some tournaments, Collin Caprini- who thinks Bellator started all this. João: Glad to be here! I am, as I believe any true MMA fan his, excited about this tournament and [...]