Mixed Martial Arts 'Legend', Frank Shamrock (23-10-2), says that he will make a return to the Strikeforce cage early this March:
The 37-year-old veteran said on a recent edition of The MMA Hour that Strikeforce has asked him to fight on a yet to be announced card "in the first week or so of March."
The fifteen year veteran, who has held titles for various promotions such as the Pancrase, UFC, WEC, and Strikeforce, is at the tail end of his career and is at the stage where he is only looking for the biggest, and most interesting match ups for him. When asked who he wants next:
"Whoever brings ratings. I need ratings. I just need some ratings,"
Which is also why he won't fight Jake Shields, who he considers as a "boring fighter, with no personality". So given that condition, who's left for Frank to fight? Scott Smith is probably the leading candidate, as he is fresh off that dramatic comeback victory over Cung Le this past week, but there are also other quality options such as Robbie Lawler, Dan Henderson, Matt Lindland, or maybe even a rematch with Cung Le.
Although it's still isn't official, a Strikeforce card on the first Saturday of March, would mean that they would again share the same date and compete with the WEC for viewership. Strikeforce still got the better ratings last time, but this would be a completely different ballgame, with WEC 47 bringing in the big guns by hosting marquee fights from Bantamweight Champ Brian Bowles, Miguel Torres, and Jens Pulver.
Either way, March is now looking to be a very busy month for MMA fans. Aside from the planned Strikeforce card, there are some big shows already lined up, such as WEC 47, UFC 111, the TUF 11 debut, and the rumored UFC card on Versus.
HT: mma fighting