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About those superfights…

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.

  • Sodomize Intolerance

    SF vs. UFC is an awesome idea.

    Champion vs. Champion is a moronic business venture, especially now that SF is owned by Zuffa.

    Either the fight is not for a championship, and just to solidify who owns the division, and when they go b ack to their respective oraganizations we get one super champ and one loser that no one wants to put down cash to see.  

    The other option is that it is for an organization’s belt, which means that the winner will have to fight for both orgs as the champion.  Since most champions fight approximately every 6 months, we’ll see the SF and UFC belts being defended once per year, alternatingly.  Twice if we’re really lucky.

    If we were looking to eventually annihilate the SF brand, then Champ vs. Champ is an excellent idea.  But I don’t think anyone wants UFC to become the Microsoft of MMA.  Especially because people will always create the Apple [read: PrideFC, Affliction, DREAM, Sengoku…] community, eat their shit and call it iced cream.

  • G Funk

    After this past card, who wouldn’t want to see Gil vs. UFC LW champ & especially Nick vs. GSP.

  • Reverend Clint

    call it the zuffa championship

  • frickshun

    Gil & Nick would get VAPORIZED by anyone in the top 5 of the UFC.

    And I’m a huge fan of both guys.

    If anything, Gil could hang in the 6-15 range of LW’s. Decent hands & decent rasslin. Nick was a middle of the pack guy in the UFC. Being champ of Strikefools doesn’t make you somehow better than you were before the sport evolved….

  • Reverend Clint

    nick was middle of the pack against strikers and bottom of the big gay pile against even shit wrestlers, which is why he only fights “heavy handed” strikers in SF and complains about it.

  • CAP

    I don’t know both those guys looked really good. Daley was making big waves in the UFC and Nick handled him pretty well and that was the best Gilbert I have seen. They at least got people thinking more than ever that they would be a legit test to the zuffa champ. I’d love to see it.

  • unclefesterdanawhite

    Agreed. The UFC, especially the Welterweight division, is ruled by dry humpers. Nick Diaz would be a pretty middle of the pack guy in the UFC. Gilbert Melendez would probably be in that contendership realm though at 155. I hate this new trend where wrestling absolutely has to be your base in order for you to survive in top flight MMA. Anderson Silva and Jose Aldo are exceptions to the rule but for how long? Put a good enough wrestle fucker in there with good sub defense and those guys will lose too.

  • frickshun

    ^^That’s the deal. Most rasslers now understand……you don’t learn BJJ. You learn BJJ defense. That’s the secret to winning in the UFC for rasslers. Oh, & maybe a bit of striking (sorry Bader, you haven’t learned that).

  • subo

    Guess I’m part of the Durr – co-promotion is still stupid.  If Gil wants to unify belts, let him start with Pettis – in the Octagon.

    Intolerance – you’re right, but it’ll never change.  A certain portion of Internet MMA fans will retard-hump whatever isn’t Zuffa no matter what.


    frick – You watch your mouth: Mousasi showed on Sat that he can’t hit as hard as Bader does.

  • frickshun

    Subotic–>I’m talking about striking SKILLZ not meathead power.

  • iamphoenix

    fuck dry humpers.

    Dry hump dry humpers!