The Secret History of Strikeforce - Part 1

John Nash takes a look at the secret history of Strikeforce in a multi-part series.

Strikeforce vs. UFC: Bad month for SF fighters

Last month, Tim B. offered up a look at how Strikeforce fighters have been doing in the UFC since their promotion was closed. This update shows that some of them aren't having much luck lately.

How have Strikeforce fighters fared in the UFC?

Since Strikeforce was shut down earlier this year, a total of thirty fights featuring 'forced crossover' Strikeforce fighters have taken place. How have they done so far?

Strikeforce ring girls headed to UFC

Vanessa Hanson and Chrissy Blair are the two newest UFC octagon girls.

Barnett not on Bellator's radar, Rampage may be

After the closing of Strikeforce last weekend and UFC On FX 7 this weekend there will be two notable free agents on the market, namely Barnett and Rampage. Bellator's CEO Bjorn Rebney explains his interest in each fighter.

Possible long-term damage to Marquardt's leg

Following the abuse taken to his leg against Tarec Saffiedine, Nate Marquardt could suffer significant long-term damage according to one doctor.

Update:Many Strikeforce fighters confirmed for UFC

The closing of Strikeforce left many wondering who on the roster would be brought over to the UFC. Tuesday's UFC Tonight confirmed many of the guys making the transition.

Strikeforce finale bombs in the ratings

Strikeforce's final show was a ratings disaster, averaging just 310,000 viewers over the weekend. It marks the 2nd lowest major Showtime card since January 2011.

Marquardt's battered leg after Saffiedine fight

The day after giving up a unanimous decision and his welterweight title to Saffiedine, Marquardt sent out a couple of pics of his bruised and swollen lead leg.

Barnett, Mousasi lead Strikeforce salaries

After pulling out a quick submission over Nandor Guelmino, the Warmaster took home a cool quarter-million dollar check for his efforts. Check out the full reported salaries for Strikeforce's last event.


Strikeforce medical suspensions: Herman out

Only a few Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine fighters were handed medical suspensions by the OSAC, but Ed Herman and Kurt Holobaugh are out indefinitely.

Did Holobaugh earn a UFC shot against Healy?

Lightweight prospect Kurt Holobaugh got his big chance as a last minute replacement opponent for Pat Healy at the final Strikeforce show. He impressed fans and pundits in his unanimous decision loss but was it enough to get him in the big show?


Mousasi wants Gustafsson, Shogun, Machida

Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Gegard Mousasi thinks the time is right for his imminent UFC debut and he hopes to face a top contender like Alexander Gustafsson, Shogun Rua or Lyoto Machida.

10 UFC fights to make with Strikeforce fighters

Now that Strikeforce is gone and most of the guys are coming over to the UFC, who should they meet in their respective debuts? Here's some armchair booking for 10 of the top Strikeforce fighters.


Josh Barnett 'serves no master'

Following his easy win over Nandor Guelmino, Josh Barnett tells Ariel Helwani, "I serve no master."

Strikeforce: Who should make it to the UFC?

The final ever Strikeforce event is in the books,and most odds favourite fighters did their jobs to secure the win. A questionable decision in the Couture vs Noons fight and a lopsided upset in Marquardt vs Saffiedine


Cormier wants Mir, Jones, may have Seagal

Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier beat up Dion Staring last night at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine and revealed post-fight that he's got a date to face Frank Mir in the UFC.


SF highlights, interviews & post-fight presser

Bloody Elbow has compiled the Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine video highlights, post-fight interviews & press conference into one handy video playlist for your viewing pleasure.

How Saffiedine Battered Marquardt

We examine the techniques which Tarec Saffiedine used to take Nate Marquardt's Strikeforce welterweight title.

Strikeforce: Sunday Perspective

Strikeforce closed their doors as they crowned a new Welterweight champion.

Strikeforce Tweet of the Day: Dana on MMA Judging

Dana White isn't happy about MMA judging during the final Strikeforce event.

Strikeforce results: Saffiedine defeats Marquardt

In the last bout in Strikeforce history, Tarec Saffiedine upset Nate Marquardt to claim the Strikeforce welterweight title via unanimous decision.

Strikeforce results: Showtime main card

Live play-by-play and results for the main card of the last ever Strikeforce card. The show is main evented by a bout between Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine for the promotion's welterweight title.

Strikeforce results: Cormier beats up Staring

It took a little longer than expected, but Daniel Cormier got a second-round TKO win over Dion Staring in the co-main event of Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine.

Mike Kyle retires following loss to Mousasi

Strikeforce LHW Mike Kyle has announced his retirement following a first-round submission loss to Gegard Mousasi in the organization's final card.

Strikeforce results: Barnett submits Guelmino

Josh Barnett picked up a quick victory in his last Strikeforce fight, submitting Nandor Guelmino with an arm-triangle choke in the first round.

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