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Cung Le Talks Split From AKA And More In FOX 7 Q & A

American Kickboxing Academy owner and head trainer, Javier Mendez, cannot be happy about having another UFC level fighter leave and criticize the coaching.  First Josh Koscheck left, and had a ton of harsh words to say about Javier specifically, and now Cung Le.  Cung seemed much more civil about the break up though that could be credited to his personality as opposed to Koscheck’s...
Via Tito Couture
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Scott Coker And Cung Le Post Fight With Josh Thompson

Strikeforce fighters have been killing it since merging with the UFC and here are two of the organizations most popular fighters with old Strikeforce owner and founder Scott Coker.  Cung Le and Josh Thompson are also teammates at San Jose based American Kickboxing Academy, and one of the best gyms in the country.  Who do you guys think will be the first fighter who came over from...
Via Tito Couture
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 7 – UFC vs. Strikeforce who wins?

It was bound to happen, and it finally will.  Once upon a time, Strikeforce stood alone, as the second largest Mixed Marital Arts promotion in the USA, and time and again put on exciting, star studded cards.  Then, Zuffaback (obvious Ryback tie in) started chanting “Feed Me More” and they ate their competition.  Since that time, Strikeforce ran under the Zuffa umbrella...
Via hov-mma
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ariel Helwani Goes Kaepernicking With Fighters

UFC reporter Ariel Helwani was getting the fighters picks on Super Bowl XLVII and a Kaepernicking contest broke out. S/O to Ariel Helwani for the great video. Of course Scott Coker was the clear winner. Dana White UFC 156 Video Blog 1 Countdown to UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
Via Tito Couture
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Showtime Makes Retrospective Video on Strikeforce

It all started March 10th, 2006 with “Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie” and ended this past Saturday with “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine.” During those six years, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker (Pictured) accomplished things nobody dreamed he could. Coker took an up-start mixed martial arts promotion from nothing and transformed it into the biggest rival the UFC has...
Via 5thRound.com
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Strikeforce Confirms January Event Last on Showtime, Fight Card Finalized

MMA’s worst kept secret was confirmed Thursday evening. Strikeforce’s January 12th event will mark its last on Showtime, which ultimately means the UFC’s little brother will close its doors for the final time once the curtain drops on the show. “Since 2009, Showtime has been a great partner and we appreciate its support of Strikeforce and our athletes,” said Scott Coker...
Via 5thRound.com
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Lorenz Larkin vs. Jacare Souza scheduled for Strikeforce card in January

by Petey Jones After the confusion that was Lorenz Larkin Vs. Luke Rockhold for the Strikeforce middleweight belt (which we detailed in length with Luke himself), it looks like Scott Coker has finally found an opponent for Larkin and it’s none other than former middleweight champ Jacare Souza. This will only be Larkin’s second fight [...]
Via Fight Hub TV
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Strikeforce cancels their second consecutive fight card

 Someone get this guy a fight. Quick! Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced today what many had been expecting to hear. The card Strikeforce had planned for November 3rd in Oklahoma City had indeed been canceled.  Frank Mir was set to make his DC one-shot against the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion. Luck Rockhold would close out 2012 by attempting to make it three...
Via hov-mma
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott Coker Showing No Urgency in Arranging Rousey vs. Cyborg Superfight

Now that Strikeforce bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey has her first title defense tucked under her bling-bling belt, Rousey wants to arrange a blockbuster bout against Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos. However, it appears the former featherweight champ might not be willing to shed the 10 pounds Rousey is demanding her to. The man who has the power to arrange the tango – or might...
Via 5thRound.com
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey: Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos Needs Me More Than I Need Her

After posting her first successful title defense, Ronda Rousey (Pictured) identified her next mark and made her intentions known. Former Strikeforce featherweight champ Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos now sits atop Rousey’s hit list, actually, by the way the “Rowdy” one was talking about Cyborg at the post-fight press conference, she’s had her sights set on the suspended...
Via 5thRound.com
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Rounda Rousey: The face of women's MMA

Ronda Rousey's list of accomplishments includes an Olympic bronze medal, the Strikeforce women's bantamweight belt and, maybe just as noteworthy, changing one man's opinion when it comes to female competitors mixed martial arts. At least, in one narrow sense. "If there is one girl who could be in the UFC over the next 10 years, I'd have to say Ronda,"...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey Not Interested in Discussing Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos Superfight

Although Strikeforce bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey (Pictured) is preparing to make her first title defense when she meets Sarah Kaufman in Southern Cali, it seems the only female fight anyone is interested in would involve the “Rowdy” one and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.  The scrap is certainly on Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker’s mind. However, Cyborg is currently shelved...
Via 5thRound.com
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Pat Healy Will Likely Get Strikeforce Champ Gilbert Melendez

Over the weekend, the rumor mill had suggested a fourth tango between Strikeforce lightweight king Gilbert Melendez (Pictured) and Josh Thomson was in the works. Thankfully, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker quickly killed that chatter on Saturday night by claiming Pat Healy likely punched his top contender ticket by beating DEEP champion Mizuto Hirota. “Healy definitely increased his...
Via 5thRound.com
July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

‘Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy’ Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Unlike with big brother UFC, Strikeforce doesn’t offer a live stream of their post-fight press conferences. The good news for fanboys anxiously awaiting its arrival, the promotion finally released the footage Sunday morning for your viewing pleasure. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker (Pictured), middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, freshly-minted welterweight champ Nate Marquardt and...
Via 5thRound.com
July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

‘Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman’ CONFIRMED for August 18th in San Diego

As expected, Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (Pictured) will make her first title defense when she meets Sarah Kaufman on August 18th. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed the shootout during Tuesday’s conference call. Rousey captured the 135-pound crown by submitting Miesha Tate in the opening round of their heavily-hyped grudge match. The “Rowdy” one is...
Via 5thRound.com
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante Latest Strikeforce Fighter to Fail Drug Test

On Friday evening, California State Athletic Commission executive officer George Dodd informed MMAFighting that Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (Pictured) is now the second former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion to flunk a drug screening in the past six months. Although Dodd wasn’t able to confirm what substance Feijao tested positive for, he acknowledged the CSAC did...
Via 5thRound.com
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante and Gegard Mousasi Likely for Vacant Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Title

Strikeforce is taking significant steps toward becoming whole once again. Just hours after announcing Nate Marquardt and Tyron Woodley would battle for their vacant welterweight title, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker reported the company is close to completing the final piece to their champion puzzle. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante’s (Pictured) 33-second disposal of Mike Kyle on Saturday...
Via 5thRound.com
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Final: Pre-fight Press Conference Highlight Video

The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Final will finally come to a conclusion on Saturday night as the veteran Josh Barnett squares off against the undefeated Daniel Cormier. In addition, lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will put his title on the line against Josh Thomson in the third meeting between the rivals. Those fighters along with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker addressed...
Via MMA Interplay
May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockhold to defend Strikeforce title

It's been a long time coming, but Luke Rockhold finally has his fight against Tim Kennedy. The two highly regarded middleweights will meet on July 14 on a Strikeforce card in Portland, Ore., when Rockhold defends his 185-pound title. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker on Thursday announced the card during a media call promoting next week's Strikeforce heavyweight tournament finals...
Via Fox Sports
May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott Coker: Strikeforce Will Be on Showtime for Many Years to Come

Although it took Strikeforce several grueling months to iron out an extension with Showtime, which merely resulted in a guaranteed eight-event, 12-month agreement, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker (Pictured) believes his partnership with their longtime broadcast buddies will last far beyond this December’s deadline. Many believe Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the UFC and Strikeforce...
Via 5thRound.com
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Strikeforce Issues Statement on Muhammed Lawal

UFC STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker released the following statement today regarding Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and the recent findings of the Nevada State Athletic Commission
Via maxim.com
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Strikeforce adds JZ Cavalcante vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg to

Credit: Strikeforce.com A lightweight battle between JZ Cavalcante and Isaac Vallie-Flagg is the latest addition to the May 19th Strikeforce event in San Jose. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed the bout earlier Wednesday via Twitter. The Strikeforce event will feature the finale of the Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament with Josh Barnett taking on Daniel Cormier. In the co...
Via MMA Interplay
April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Virgil Zwicker vs. Guto Inocente added to Strikeforce May 19th

A light heavyweight clash between Guto Inocente and Virgil Zwicker is the latest addition to the preliminary card of the Strikeforce Heavy Grand Prix Final event on May 19th. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker tweeted the announcement of the match-up earlier on Tuesday. This announcement comes on the heels of the addition of another match-up featuring Gian Villante and Derrick Mehmen. ...
Via MMA Interplay
April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

‘Strikeforce: Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament Final’ Fight Card Updated

Strikeforce has been fairly quiet on the mixed martial arts front for the past several weeks, so the UFC’s little brother decided to unleash a slew of announcements for their May 19th event. As expected, HP Pavilion in San Jose, California will host “Strikeforce: Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament Final.” “Strikeforce is coming back to where it all started – San Jose,”...
Via 5thRound.com
April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Zuffa buys Strikeforce, one year later

Dana White said it would be “business as usual” when the parent company of the UFC purchased rival MMA company Strikeforce in 2011. If gutting a company is considered business as usual, well then it has been a successful year for Strikeforce and Zuffa, LLC. Related posts: Zuffa LLC, UFC Purchases Strikeforce Alistair Overeem In Negotiating Period With Zuffa For UFC Deal Fedor...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

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