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Did Strikeforce's Deal With Fedor Emelianenko Force the UFC Sale?

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Strikeforce took a huge gamble when they signed Fedor Emelianenko in 2009. They lost.

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UFC Forces TAPOUT to Drop Fedor Sponsorship, RVCA Relates

It was only fitting that I followed up on this since I posted about the RVCA and Clinch Gear ban last year as Strikeforce made their primetime debut on CBS.  BJPenn.com explains in more detail...

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Thoughts on UFC Domination, Fighter Pay and the Like

There are numerous things to consider in regard to fighter pay and promotional domination in MMA.

MMA Nation Talks Strikeforce: Nashville, CBS, Mayhem Miller Brawl

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Luke Thomas, host of MMA Nation on 106.7 The Fan, talks CBS Saturday Night Fights Strikeforce: Nashville results.

Radio show host and MMA fighter Jason Ellis gtives his take on one of his best friends Mayhem...

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Radio show host and MMA fighter Jason Ellis gtives his take on one of his best friends Mayhem Miller's brawl during strikeforce.

Gus Johnson calls Cage Potato editor Mike Russell, in response an email Russell sent to Scott...

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Gus Johnson calls Cage Potato editor Mike Russell, in response an email Russell sent to Scott Coker, in which he questioned Johnson's MMA commentating abilities: "Scott Coker forwarded me your email. Where do you get off saying that to my boss? Writing it on your website is one thing, but you contacted my boss to ask him about it," a growingly more aggressive version of the man pictured above asserted. "Now it's personal and you need to be accountable." "Do you even train? If you’re as credible of a journalist as you say you are, you can’t take the opinions of people on the Internet to heart, without talking to somebody who knows what they’re talking about — me included. I take jiu-jitsu three times a week. I know the difference between a kimura, an armbar, a reverse armbar and an Americana from side control, because I study it," he asserted. "As far as people saying that I damaged the image of the sport because of what I said about the shit that went down Saturday night, if anything, it was me trying to make an excuse for these idiots going out on national television and pulling what they did after the card was over. It’s obvious that it happens. People don't need to hear it from me to know that it happens. We've all seen it. I state the obvious, and that’s obvious." I take a lot of criticism, but I try my best to try to help promote this fucking sport, when nobody else, including television executives could give two shits because they think it’s barbaric and it’s filled with a bunch of hoodlums, which is exactly how it looked to everyone watching the show Saturday night. I don’t really care about the 'growing opinion', because there’s another side that isn’t going to feel that way [about me]," Johnson explained. "There are certain messageboards and websites where people don’t feel that way at all. The problem with MMA is that these Internet guys ruin the sport because they’re negative 90 percent of the time. I’ve looked at them. if we give everyone a voice, we wouldn’t get anything accomplished. I try to say as many good things about these athletes in this sport on a network level — not on an underground level or a Spike TV cable level or a pay-per-view level. This is actual television and nobody knows if they’re going to pull the plug on this thing. If that happens, then everyone will lose money." "My job isn't to promote the sport. I’m paid to give my opinion and to describe what I see and it’s my opinion that the guys they had Jake fight were supposed to beat him. That's how I see it. I said it, so I believe it. That’s disrespect. Do you mean to tell me that Strikeforce didn’t bring a former Pride champion [like] Dan Henderson in to beat Jake Shields? Come on, man. I'm also not blaming Miller for what happened," he said. "Mayhem didn’t do anything that Shane Mosely hasn’t done, or other fighters who aren’t a part of the main event of the card who get in the cage or the ring to hype a future fight haven't done hundreds of times before. Floyd Mayweather wins a fight and Shane Mosley comes into the ring as soon as it’s over and asks when you gonna give me a fight, man? It always happens. That’s not a big deal. The reaction from Gilbert and Jake and all these guys was what was the big deal. It was improper, and to be honest, it was shameful." HT: CagePotato Strikeforce: Nashville coverage

Quote of the Day: Dana White Talks Strikeforce Debacle

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UFC President Dana White is outspoken and angry about how Strikeforce and CBS handled the post-fight brawl on Saturday night.

MMA Nation: Strikeforce Failure and the Overrating of Shinya Aoki James argues Saturday's fights...

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MMA Nation: Strikeforce Failure and the Overrating of Shinya Aoki James argues Saturday's fights were lackluster. We then discuss how wildly overrated Shinya Aoki actually is and who in the UFC would defeat him.

Today on MMA Nation on 106.7 The Fan: Strikeforce Results, WEC 48 and Bellator Talk

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Luke Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of BloodyElbow.com, will host MMA Nation today on 106.7 The Fan. He'll be discussing Strikeforce: Nashville results.

Strikeforce: Nashville on CBS Fight Predictions

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The BloodyElbow.com staff offer their predictions for Strikeforce's Nashville show featuring three title fights on CBS.

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