"I train 8 months for this fight, very very hard. I only training jiu-jitsu. I have very big surprise for everybody." - Fabricio Werdum
Scott Coker, on Sherdog's "The Savage Dog Show," joked about which changes not to expect from him after the sale of Strikeforce:
"I’m not going to change just because I work for Zuffa now. People say I’m going to start dropping F bombs and yelling at people. That’s not going to change. I’m still the same guy and I love what I do. It’s been a great thing for me too."
Alistair Overeem: "I agree that Cain Velasquez holds the number one position; he had a very good year and beat the champion in very impressive fashion."
Since you just beat George (sic) Gurgel and you are undefeated and Im undefeated do you want to fight??????
CAUSE I DO.
"We have been in contact with [Josh] - very loose contact, not serious contact, but he is something that would be interesting for sure."
"I think the California State Athletic Commission and Josh Barnett will work their issues out and once he has done that then maybe we will be a little more interested in Josh."
"Okay - and I want all of you to write this down - I want to fight Fedor. Alistair Overeem wants to fight Fedor in April 2010. So write that down... I don't care [where]. Maybe in DREAM, maybe in Strikeforce. I don't care. I'd rather in DREAM, but Strikeforce is also okay."
Strikeforce Press Conf at MSG: Strikeforce announced Wednesday that they will be holding a press conference at the WaMu Theatre inside New York City's Madison Square Garden on July 14 to hype the August 15 fight between Gina Carano and Cristiane Santos. The event is also open to the public.
Call me crazy, but I think that this is a historic moment for Strikeforce, mixed martial arts and, more specifically, women's MMA.
Think about it: did you ever think that a promotion not named the UFC would hold a press conference at MSG with the main participants being two female fighters? I sure didn't.
"He's obviously entitled to his opinion, but we're disappointed that Benji is trying to take away from what was such a great fight," said Smith's manager, Mike Roberts of MMA Inc.
"At this point, we're moving on and are completely focused on Scott's June 6 fight with Nick Diaz."
The Smith camp on Radach's decision to appeal.
Strikeforce/Showtime Adds WAMMA VP Of Fighter Relations As Announcer: Hershman also confirmed a revised announce team for Strikeforce events, reuniting several familiar faces (and voices) from EliteXC and ShoXC. CBS and Showtime play-by-play veteran Gus Johnson leads a team that includes EliteXC/ShoXC commentator Mauro Ranallo, "The Fight Professor" Stephen Quadros, Frank Shamrock, and decorated MMA veteran "The Croatian Sensation," Pat Miletich. For April 11, the team will consist of Johnson, Ranallo, and Miletich, who has done commentary on Fox Sports Net and HDNet.
No Overeem In UFC Anytime Soon: I called Strikeforce promoter Scott Coker and asked him. He said Overeem is under contract to DREAM for several more fights and Strikeforce uses him as part of regular fighter swaps the companies do. As a result, I don’t expect to see Overeem in the UFC soon.