Archive: strikeforce news

Oct 24, 2012 9:00 am

Dana White Confident Ronda Rousey Is UFC Bound | MMA NEWS

UFC President Dana White has certainly changed his tune in regards to Women’s Mixed Martial Arts (WMMA). At one point in time, not so far in our past, the UFC boss was completely against brining in a female division to the UFC. However, one superstar full of marketing potential in the form of Strikeforce bantamweight...

Oct 13, 2012 10:33 am

An Upset Cormier Wishes Someone At Strikeforce Would Have Told Him | MMA NEWS

Yesterday the world of MMA took yet another blow. Strikeforce officials took to the media circuit yesterday to announce it would be cancelling its second straight show scheduled to air on Showtime. After losing the Melendez vs. Healy card, Strikeforce was unable to secure an opponent on Nov. 3 for Strikeforce HW Grand Prix champion,...

Oct 13, 2012 10:31 am

Strikeforce Cancels Second Consecutive Show On Showtime | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce announced yesterday it is planning its next card set to air live on Showtime in January 2013. Further information on the fight card and location will be announced shortly. Strikeforce also announced the cancellation of its Nov. 3 event at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., due to injuries sustained by main...

Oct 9, 2012 3:32 pm

Former Strikeforce Champ Feijao Denied Suspension appeal By CSAC | MMA NEWS

  California State Athletic Commissionvoted unanimously to deny the appeal of former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante.   A series of testimonies, rebuttals, questions and answers along with Cavalcante’s denial of ever taking steroids.  Manager Ed Soares, lawyer and Cavalante himself argued this particular case stemmed from a mishandling of the sample taken from...

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 6, 2012 11:52 am

Rousey vs. Cyborg Getting Closer To A Reality Confirms Dana White | MMA NEWS

With all the recent talks of Anderson Silva vs. Every Other Champion In the UFC, one super-fight that actually has a better shot at transpiring is the Ronda Rousey vs. Cris “Cyborg” bout. The hang up in this fight is the weight-class. Ronda Rousey currently holds Strikeforce gold at 135 pounds. “Cyborg” on the other...

Oct 4, 2012 11:57 am

Exclusive: Brett Rogers: ‘I Want Fighters To Hesitate And Ask For More Money When They See My Name, I’m Not To Be F*cked With" | MMA NEWS

When BJPenn.com caught up with Brett “Da Grim” Rogers this week, the Bellator heavyweight wanted to make one thing abundantly clear: Brett Rogers is back, and he’s “not to be f-cked with.” Yes, a conversation with Rogers may be littered with F bombs and double negatives, but it’s also refreshingly candid and lacking in pretense....

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 10:59 am

Melendez Says Training Light to Avoid Injuries Is Not The Answer | MMA NEWS

“I’m trying to just get ready for the fight and be prepared as possible [in camp]. You just hope to stay injury free. It’s hard to put that on the fighters: the responsibility of not getting injured. You can’t just spar light and go out there and perform like crap. It’s a tough thing to...

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 23, 2012 5:15 pm

Video | MMA Inside the Cage Ep. 111 and 112

MMA Inside the Cage is back and we have two episodes for you this week! 111 is on this page and the jump to episode 112 is at the bottom of this page. EPISODE 111 Check out this week’s episode of MMA: Inside the Cage, featuring featuring an all new “Dirty Dozen” of knockout clips...

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...