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Dec 24, 2015 10:48 am

WATCH! #TBT Dana White disses Strikeforce, but look at their fighters now

Check out this video from the past for this #TBT. Ariel Helwani interviews UFC President Dana White and the conversation topic gets on the past Strikeforce promotion. White plays down some of the Strikeforce fights and fighters at the time but obviously loved them buying the promotion and roster of fighters back in 2011. Both...

Dec 17, 2015 10:10 am

TBT Photos | Cormier and Rockhold reminisce on days as Strikeforce champs

Luke Rockhold and Daniel Cormier have both come a long way since their days as Strikeforce champions. Cormier claimed the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship earlier this year after Jon Jones was stripped of the title. Rockhold on the other hand just captured the UFC middleweight championship from Chris Weidman this past weekend at UFC...

Sep 20, 2015 1:55 pm

‘Strikeforce fighters never got the credit they deserved’

Luke Rockhold’s path to the octagon was anything but easy and short. The California native started his professional mixed martial arts career in 2007 when he fought for the regional “Melee on the Mountain” promotion before graduating to Strikeforce in just two fights. He made his debut on the “Strikeforce: Young Guns II” card which...

Jun 14, 2015 11:58 am

Werdum: ‘Win Over Velasquez Tops Beating Fedor in Strikeforce’

After his dominant victory last night over Cain Velasquez at “UFC 188”, the argument could be made that Fabricio Werdum is the greatest heavyweight in mixed martial arts history. Velasquez, without a doubt, has been the most dominant heavyweight in the octagon since Randy Couture. His performances over Junior dos Santos and Antonio Silva were...


Oct 10, 2014 5:05 am

Bellator & Strikeforce Reps Share stories of “Mayhem” when dealing with Miller

In the wake of Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller’s latest arrest, two men, who have a history with the controversial fighter, took to twitter with stories of “Mayhem” when dealing with Miller. Check it: Bellator kicked the tires at Mayhem at one point. Rampage asked Bjorn to consider it and Bjorn looked into it as a favor...

Jun 19, 2014 1:00 pm

A Look Back: Strikeforce’s Last Days And Scott Coker’s Return

With all this Scott Coker talk, let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit the days of Strikeforce past. Strikeforce of course was the promotion that Coker founded and ran for its entire existence until Zuffa bought and eventually closed it down. March 12, 2011 is when Dana White announced the purchase, but explained...

May 14, 2014 5:20 am

Bellator’s PPV Success Dependent On Former UFC, Strikeforce Stars

Just like that, the weight of Bellator MMA’s future on pay-per-view was placed squarely on the shoulders of two fighters who made their name in other promotions. Originally, the promotion wanted to focus Saturday’s card on the conclusion of the trilogy between lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. That, though, was thrown by the...

Apr 17, 2014 3:25 pm

Gina Carano’s Strikeforce contract expires in June, UFC still interested

UFC President Dana White met with former Strikeforce title challenger Gina Carano last week to discuss her potential return to mixed martial arts. The meeting did not produce a future bout or a new contract, but the Zuffa fight boss told reporters at the ‘TUF Nations Finale’ that “Conviction” could still be octagon bound: “She wants to...

Mar 13, 2014 6:21 am

Throwback Thursday: The Strikeforce Brawl (Video Replay)

Most MMA fans remember this very crucial point in MMA History. The Strikeforce Brawl. Strikeforce was a national promotion on the verge of a break out moment. Having reached the largest television audience in MMA History, Strikeforce and CBS had a budding relationship… Until this happened. Many credit the Strikeforce brawl for the eventual demise...

Feb 14, 2014 9:36 am

‘Jacare’ Believes Strikeforce Fighters Are Headed Towards UFC Gold

Jacare Souza is on a four first round finish win streak. Most recently the complete destruction of Yushin Okami by knockout and Chris Camozzi via arm- triangle. His victories prior too happening under the Strikeforce banner. He hopes to keep the momentum going as he comes into the new year and faces off against Francis...

May 3, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, Tarec Saffiedine, Talks UFC Debut and Title Shot | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Tarec Saffiedine, the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight belt before the organization’s earlier this year, spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about his upcoming UFC debut against fellow Strikeforce alumn, Robbie Lawler. For Saffiedine (14-3), who won the Strikeforce belt with a unanimous decision victory over Nate Marquardt in January, this...

Mar 13, 2013 9:00 am

Tarec Saffiedine Seeks to Unify Strikeforce and UFC Welterweight Belts | UFC News

  The last welterweight champion in Strikeforce history, Tarec Saffiedine seeks to unify the welterweight belts according to an interview with The Underground. Besides giving predictions for UFC 158 and talking potential first bouts int eh UFC, Saffiedine claims that unifying the belts is his goal in the UFC: “Its definitely my goal, but I...

Feb 25, 2013 4:16 pm

Dana White Impressed With Strikeforce Imports Raising Of The Bar | UFC News

UFC 157’s main event begins with Robbie Lawler earning a W over Josh Koscheck with a first-round TKO, which took place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.  It was Lawler’s first time back to the UFC since UFC 50 after a recent run in Strikeforce impressing Dana White. “The people were booing at the beginning of...

Jan 16, 2013 6:40 am

Ratings Report | Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Bomb | MMA NEWS

This past weekend’s Strikeforce event put a stamp on the demise of what was once considered America’s number two MMA promotion. Aired on a Showtime Free Preview Weekend, the event still managed to draw one of the smallest television audiences in history with just 310,000 views and a 0.82 household rating. By comparison the promotions...

Jan 15, 2013 5:20 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine | MMA NEWS

The state of Oklahoma doesn’t play around when it comes to medically suspending combat sports athletes. We are so used to seeing a laundry list of fighters being put on the shelf for precautionary reasons that it is a breath of fresh air to list off just five-men. The final Strikeforce card last Saturday night...