Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Strikeforce Wednesday: Exported Fighters and Video History

This will never get any less funny to me. Ever. Period.

As Strikeforce dies, Bellator moves to SpikeTV.
It's not quite one dies and another is born, but as most of us I assume out there don't have MTV2 or whatever other strange channel Bellator has been on Deportes something or other originally, right?
I am incredibly excited Bellator will be on Cable TV and on SpikeTV. I think there is room for a different format in MMA not teams like the *ahem* IFL but the tournament format.
Bellator needs to work on keeping its champs more active yet preserving the integrity of the belt should they lose whilst fighting before the crowing of a new tournament division champion....but as it is, I like it as a direct path to fighting for the strap rather than the ABSURDLY AMBIGUOUS AND NEBULOUS way the UFC does it where "so and so might get a shot" or the no. 1 contender bouts that neither guy fights for the belt or one guy loses *ahem* Nick Diaz but still fights for the belt anyway or the interim champs who decide to wait to fight the champ and completely defeat the purpose of an interim champion.
It may have taken a year plus longer than necessary but we've finally stripped the spare parts and like the folding of the WEC we'll have some upstarts beat some guys in the UFC (ala Henderson, Cerrone, Jose Aldo) and the UFC will be better for it. Perhaps this will bolster some of the weak main cards plaguing the UFC events as of late with main cards rounded out by what used to be prelim fights with the ever burgeoning demand of free events for Fuel, FOX, and FX.

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And what we've really all been wondering......who's going to the UFC now that Strikeforce has made its death rattle?

  • Daniel Cormier (11-0 MMA, 8-0 SF)
  • Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 4-1-1 SF)
  • Gian Villante (10-3 MMA, 3-2 SF)
  • Roger Gracie (6-1 MMA, 4-1 SF)
  • Tim Kennedy (15-4 MMA, 6-2 SF)
  • Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF)
  • Champ Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF)
  • Ronaldo Souza (17-3 MMA, 7-1 SF)
  • Roger Bowling (11-3 MMA, 4-3 SF)
  • Jason High (16-3 MMA, 3-0 SF, 0-1 UFC)
  • Nate Marquardt (32-11-2 MMA, 1-1 SF, 10-4 UFC)
  • Champ Tarec Saffiedine (14-3 MMA, 6-1 SF)
  • Bobby Voelker (24-8 MMA, 4-1 SF)
  • Ryan Couture (6-1 MMA, 6-1 SF)
  • Pat Healy (29-16 MMA, 7-1 SF, 0-1 UFC)
  • Kurt Holobaugh (8-1 MMA, 0-1 SF)
  • Adriano Martins (24-6 MMA, 1-0 SF)
  • Champ Gilbert Melendez (21-2 MMA, 11-1 SF)
  • K.J. Noons (11-6 MMA, 3-4 SF)
  • Josh Thomson (19-5 MMA, 10-3 SF, 2-1 UFC)"

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