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Strikeforce Deathwatch

The internet is all abuzz this morning with rumors that Strikeforce, the little promotion that could until it was bought out by Zuffa and stripped for parts, is dying. Inside MMA is the most legit source to repeat the claims:

‘Inside MMA’ has heard from multiple sources that the relationship between Strikeforce and Showtime may be coming to an end. We are being told that the November 3rd event is in serious jeopardy, and there’s a strong possibility that Showtime will no longer broadcast Strikeforce events. This could very possibly signify the end of the Strikeforce brand. Strikeforce was purchased by Zuffa in March of 2011. We have yet to receive any word from either Showtime or Strikeforce as this development continues.

MMA Junkie, the most sterile and accurate of sites, repeated this news while noting at the same time that Strikeforce has just officially announced the addition of Jorge Masvidal vs Bobby Green to their November 3rd event, which has the card looking like this:

Daniel Cormier vs. TBA
Lorenz Larkin vs. TBA
Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Smith
Liz Carmouche vs. TBA
Bobby Green vs. Jorge Masvidal

TBA sure is busy that night! My bet: Zuffa is legally obligated to continue dragging Zombie Strikeforce around like an MMA-flavored Weekend at Bernies until Showtime officially shitcans the deal. And if that happens? My detailed analysis after the jump…

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