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Oct 8, 2012 3:10 pm

Rumor: Strikeforce MMA promotion shutting doors | MMA News

By: Chris Taylor Sources close to BJPENN.com informed us just moments ago that Strikeforce operations are set to cease and that the promotion is going out of business. The rumor comes shortly after news broke that Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF) was forced to pull out of his title fight with...

Oct 5, 2012 10:19 am

Frank Shamrock Says Sale of Strikeforce was a Factor in His Struggle with Alcoholism | MMA NEWS

MMA pioneer Frank Shamrock recently appeared on MMA Fighting’s “The MMA Hour” where he detailed his struggles with alcoholism, saying that the sale of Strikeforce to Zuffa in 2011, combined with his genetics, left him “golfing and drinking all day.” Shamrock was promoting his new autobiography, “Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter.” “I...

Oct 3, 2012 8:35 am

Frank Shamrock Believes Strikeforce Is Dieing | MMA NEWS

“In a perfect world, they (Strikeforce) should live on and all the sweat and tears and the soul we put into it should give value somewhere else. In the world of big business, it’s probably going to get wrapped up, rolled up and disappear. You know, like many of the other brands in this industry...

Sep 29, 2012 11:31 am

Strikeforce Contender Pat Healy Ready To Wait For Melendez Recovery | MMA NEWS

Just a few short weeks ago, life was good for Strikeforce lightweight contender Pat Healy. With a good training camp behind him that included time in Hawaii with MMA legend BJ Penn and former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson, Healy was ready to shock the world and end the Melendez Hype. As we all now know,...

Sep 25, 2012 5:46 pm

Strikeforce: ‘Melendez vs Healy’ Fighters – Getting Paid Despite Cancellation

Parent company of Strikeforce, Zuffa canceled the Sept. 29 event when Showtime concluded not to air it following the injury of Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. The company plans to compensate all 19 athletes who were left without a fight.  Among the confirmed to have been promised at least partial pay are Pat Healy, Jorge...

Sep 25, 2012 10:04 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Pat Healy on BJ Penn, Josh Thomson, Chael Sonnen and Strikeforce

  Pat Healy joined us on BJPenn.Com Radio this past Sunday night to talk about his bout with Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez. Literally three hours after we spoke to Pat Strikeforce sent out a press release informing everyone that Melendez was injured and the card was going to be canceled. The majority of our...

Sep 25, 2012 9:42 am

Showtime Releases Statement On Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy" Cancellation | MMA NEWS

Incase you missed it, ZUFFA took another hit this week with another cancellation of a major MMA event. This time however it was Strikeforce that was forced to halt a show when headliner and lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez withdrew with an injured shoulder. While it is unclear on whether or not Strikeforce would have tried...

Sep 24, 2012 1:14 pm

Pat Healy on Melendez’s Injury & Fighting Thomson | Strikeforce News

  Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez had to bow out of his title defense due to an injury.   Strikeforce and Showtime axed the rest of the show.   Title contender, Pat Healy, discusses the cancellation with bloody elbow starting with his recollection of Matt Lindland breaking the news to him:   “I was sitting down, I...

Sep 24, 2012 7:03 am

Gilbert Melendez Injured: Showtime Cancels Entire Strikeforce Event

For the second time in a month Zuffa has seen an injury force the cancellation of one of their events. We are all very well aware what happened with UFC 151. Now Strikeforce has been hit because their lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez was injured causing him to bow out of his title defense against Pat...

Sep 20, 2012 4:01 pm

Arlovski Calls Out Cormier | Strikeforce News

Frank Mir’s knee injury early this week sets in motion a hunt for a worthy opponent opposite Daniel Cormier.  There’s been talks of Fabricio Verdum stepping in to take Mir’s place but via twitter yesterday former UFC heavyweight championAndrei Arlovski states: “I’m getting a lot of tweets about fighting (Daniel Cormier).  And if the fans...

Sep 20, 2012 2:56 pm

Tim Kennedy Faces Trevor Smith in Oklahoma City Nov. 3 | Strikeforce News

  Strikeforce officials on Thursday announced Tim Kennedy is booked to face Trevor Smith on Nov. 3.  This match up is taking place in Chesapeake Energy Center Oklahoma City.   The headliner was originally between Daniel Cormier and  former UFC champ Frank Mir.  Earlier this week, Mir suffered a knee injury and was pulled from the...

Sep 18, 2012 2:55 pm

Masvidal Books Green As Next Opponent For Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce officials have put together an interesting lightweight bout for November’s “Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir” event. Both Jorge Masvidal and Bobby Green have agreed to square off in what will likely be the evening’s main card on Showtime. “Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir” is set to take place from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City...

Sep 18, 2012 12:19 pm

Tito Ortiz: "Rousey has fought at 145 time and again" | Strikeforce News

  Retirement for UFC hall of famer & former light heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz means owning a clothing line, nutrition supplement company, a training center as well as an amateur MMA fight series in California named Rising Stars and management company Primetime 360.     “It’s going to take a little bit of time as...

Sep 17, 2012 2:40 pm

Michael Bravo vs. Estevan Payan Official For Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy | MMA NEWS

The Strikeforce matchmaking department has added another bout to September’s “Melendez vs. Healy” event. Lightweights Estevan Payan and Michael Bravo have agreed to kick off the evening’s preliminary card as the first bout of the evening. “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” goes down from the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California on September 29. The main...

Sep 4, 2012 3:11 pm

Luke Rockhold vs Lorenz Larkin Slated for Nov 3 | Strikeforce News

  Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold has his next challenger scheduled, and it isn’t Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza like most expected.   Rockhold and Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker had publicly discussed the rematch.  Gilberto Faria, Jacare’s manager was unsure why the rematch was ultimately dismissed, informing MMAFighting.com that “Jacare” was 100% healthy and only needed 8-to-10 weeks...

Sep 4, 2012 2:43 pm

Strikeforce Inks Undefeated Olympic Medalist Sara McMann

  Bantamweight, Sara McMann has signed with Strikeforce and is expected to debut on the upcoming fight card in Oklahoma this Nov 3 headlined by Daniel Cormier vs Frank Mir.   McMann is one of the most decorated female freestyle wrestlers in American history.  Her notable accomplishments include a silver medal at the 2004 Summer...

Sep 4, 2012 11:49 am

Frank Mir vs Daniel Cormier Set for November | Strikeforce News

  Former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir and Strikeforce Grand Prix tournament winner Daniel Cormier is scheduled to face each other on Nov. 3 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Cormier reveals to USA today “I am excited to be going back to Oklahoma for this fight because it’s been like my...

Aug 30, 2012 1:23 pm

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy Adds Nah-Shon Burrell vs Yuri Villefort

Welterweight Nah-Shon Burrell vs Yuri Villefort is the latest addition to next month’s Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy preliminary card.  Nah-Shon Burrell was tagged with his first Strikeforce loss when he suffered a first-round TKO defeat to Chris Spang in May. Prior to the loss, Burrell had a 6 fight win streak that included victories over...