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Randy Couture Predicts That Strikeforce Will Fold Just Like The WEC | MMA NEWS


“Yeah, there are some questions there. I know the Showtime relationship with Zuffa has been rocky. I know they hoped to renew that relationship and build that relationship, but they weren’t able to pull that off. I think you’re gonna see the Strikeforce guys absorbed and plucked like they did the WEC. So, then the question is, is Ryan gonna be one of those guys they want to keep, or is he gonna be one of those guys that gets cut loose? Where are we gonna go with him? The Showtime contract’s up this year, so early next year, I think you’ll see something happen.”

“At the end of the day, it’s really Ryan’s decision. They’re not gonna do you any favors in the UFC. It’s the deepest division in their promotion, at 155. And, you only get one chance at it, really. I think Ryan’s right there. He’s knocking on the door, with the level of competition. He can do whatever he wants. I think he’s capable, but we’ll see where he ends up.”

On yesterday’s edition of Spike TV’s MMA Uncensored Live, former UFC light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion, Randy Couture, gave his prediction for the ZUFFA owned promotion of Strikeforce.

Anyone disagree with this insightful prediction?

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13 Comments to Randy Couture Predicts That Strikeforce Will Fold Just Like The WEC | MMA NEWS

  1. Duh! says:

    Plenty of people have already predicted this shit.
    Everyone KNEW this was going to happen when people first
    heard about Zuffa buying SF.

  2. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    I realize Couture knows more about MMA and has inside knowledge that we don’t have but I’m pretty sure EVERYONE already wrote strikeforce off along time ago. They should have closed their doors 6 months ago. Strikeforce won’t be the last MMA company Dana will buy to swallow up down the drain. He knew they had a better HW divison with more depth and the ORIGINAL HW GRAND PRIX created so much buzz with fans Dana couldn’t stand it so he had to use the Fertita millions to RUIN it. Strikeforce and Showtime had a good thing going and they were getting more talent and putting on better shows and the mighty MONOPOLY ZUFFA destroyed it.

    • Mayor of Deviance says:

      Well I think it was also the fact that they had SO MUCH riding on Fedor’s success, to even talk of getting into PPV (probably only if Fedor got to the championship); but then he lost to Big Foot. Then the WerdumVsOvereem fight was a bore followed by Reem getting replaced by Cormier (no offense to him, he’s just NOT the draw Reem is). So it was horrible luck that also had a hand in SF getting bought.

      And Moore is right. They didn’t touch DREAM (aside from competing for US viewership), but they too failed. So it wasn’t just Zuffa that lead up to this moment.

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Not like I’m a UFC hater I just really liked where Strikeforce had gotten before Zuffa took over. It was cool being able to watch strikeforce on Showtime and it was really good for fighters that Dana didn’t like so they had somewhere to go fight. I never said they were better all around but I sure thought they had over half of the best heavyweights in world. Whether you hated or were afan they were able to get Fedor to fight in the USA. I just think its better for the fighters when strikeforce was on its own

      • MooreUSMC says:

        I agree. But their lead in heavy weights was falling apart. Werdum Fedor reem vs. JDS Cain and some other random top 10 I think Cain and JDS are the best their is. Cormier could get there Barnett is the shit but the two best heavy weights have always been UFC. Still wish Fedor was fighting that guy in my opinion has a lot to offer the heavy weight division. No shame in losing to who he did. Silva had 30lbs. On him Hendo landed that nasty H-bomb but before hand was losing, and jumping into werdum’s guard is like standing with the spider, not a good idea. We misse out because of m-1 global being control nazis.

  3. MooreUSMC says:

    The UFC has done great things for the sport. If you weren’t do full of keyboard rage you’d see that. Granted we need more organizations but to say UFC is some enormous evil monopoly is only half right. Dream used to be good UFC didn’t touch them. Bellator will start to pick up with this new spike deal. MMA will not ebb and flow with the UFC for much longer. But the organization will be the largest most reputable until we are all dead probably.

  4. Bob'O says:

    ” Strikeforce is dead ” ~nietzsche

  5. Mike b says:

    I knew strikeforce would fold eventually.it was only a matter of time.The natural is such a class act man,a great fighter and a legend of the sport.i think his best fights were the two Pedro rizzo fights and his 3rd Vitor fight,1st chuck fight,and the fight with gonzaga.hes a true ambassador of mma.respect to randy.

  6. Bitch Ass Greg J. says:

    Like it or not, UFC is the major league of MMA. Eventually every fighter would only dream of fighting in the UFC. Basketball’s got the NBA, baseball has MLB, football has the NFL and MMA now has the UFC, the big league!

    • Slim Charles says:

      +1

    • GRT 3000 says:

      too bad that UFC is creating a circus out of some of the events now though. where big mouths like Chael blab there way into contention and open the flood gates for every other whiner to do the same. & Dana runs the show based on who’s tounging his chode the hardest and not on who ‘deserves’ the big fights; Dana needs to respect that real contenders need the proper time to train and not penalize them for standing up for themselves and their career. Fackin’ Chael is a hero my ass – why didn’t he call Kimbo Slice to take the fight??, I’m sure he would’ve thrown down too in a moments notice. Then he could be the savior and coach TUF against a hard working and deserved champion. The major leagues are beginning to be a major shit show lately.

  7. bunkylomax says:

    randy is a fuckn real genius! how did he figure that out? lol!

  8. Excellent write-up, I will bookmark this.

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