Scott Coker continues to talk up the oh so exciting idea of Strikeforce vs UFC fights. Unfortunately when it comes down to the meat and potatoes of getting it done, existing contracts are still getting in the way:
Coker said the time isn’t right just yet – broadcast deals and promotional contracts will delay that moment – but the Strikeforce boss admits he can’t wait to see what happens.
“Personally, for myself, as a fan, I would love to see Gilbert fighting Frankie (Edgar) or Alistair Overeem fighting Cain Velasquez or Nick fighting [Georges St-Pierre], ‘Jacare’ (Souza) fighting Anderson Silva,” Coker said. “There are some amazing fights out there.
“To me, we have a great relationship with Showtime, and I think the fighters you see on Showtime will continue to fight on Showtime, but at some point, I think that, uh, let’s get it on.”
I really hope ‘some point’ is soon, because it’s kinda sadistic to dangle the possibility in front of us if they can’t do anything until the Showtime contract runs out. That motherfucker lasts 16 more events or until 2014 or some shit.