Oh that Scott Coker. He’s so positive. I listened to all his interviews before and after the event, and he’s become even better at saying nothing than he was before. But one solid declaration he was willing to make was about who would be returning before year’s end.
“Cung is going to fight in Strikeforce,” Coker told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). “Cung wants to fight in November because it’s his home town. I’d like to see Cung fight in our December show.”
‘November’ is UFC 139 in San Jose, the event Cung Le publically said he wanted to fight on right around the time he said ““I know for a fact that if I do fight again, it’s going to be in the UFC.” But who knows. Saturday’s Strikeforce broadcast featured a very happy Cung Le rubbing Scott Coker like a lucky Buddha, so maybe they worked out some kind of good fortune / fighting arrangement.
The next one I’m slightly less confident about …
“Gina Carano should be back by the end of 2011.”
We’ve heard this one before. I’ll believe the Cung Le one because Cung is Scott’s pal and they’ve always made shit happen in the end. As opposed to with Gina, where promises are like the wind. The wind! Scott is the boy who cried “Gina Carano is coming back!” And whether she didn’t because he was full of shit or she was full of shit, the result has always been the same: no Gina.
On the plus side, it sounds like Strikeforce will probably be around until the end of the year!