High on Christ. And Fedor’s money.
Since I’m apparently the official unofficial Strikeforce news-blower around here, it’s about that time for a roundup of items that are perhaps too bite-sized to justify their own separate articles (despite what Bloody Elbow might have you believe). Let’s get it on after the jump:
First off, Strikeforce held a meet-n’-greet “fan experience” in the Big Apple yesterday to promote the upcoming heavyweight tournament. Umm… yeah, that’s all I have to say about that, so check out CagePotato’s photo/video highlights HERE.
Speaking of which, don’t forget the quarterfinals kick off this Saturday night with a sweater-less Fedor facing “Bigfoot” Silva, and Andrei “Vintage GI Joe” Arlovski taking on the last man to beat Ubereem, Sergei Kharitonov. The all-heavyweight main card is filled out with the tourney reserve matches of Shane del Rosario vs Lavar Johnson and Valentijn Overeem vs Ray Sefo, plus Chad “Lashley Killer” Griggs vs Gian Villante. Free prelims featuring some dudes you’ve never heard of will air on HDNet prior to the Showtime broadcast.
Apparently becoming even more confused about what weight class he belongs in, Dan Henderson told Sherdog that he was approached about entering the HW tourney, and was actually interested. The idea was eventually junked because Strikeforce managed to round up enough true heavyweights, but still… ol’ Hendo jumping weight to take on other PRIDE alumni would have nicely completed the whole “zombie PRIDE” effect.
In other news, MMAPayout says (via the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal) that Strikeforce does indeed make money, and is on pace to earn “up to 30 million” in revenue this fiscal year. That’s revenue not profit, and it’s a far cry from the hundreds of millions the UFC rakes in every year, but probably a helluva lot better than the Japanese shows are doing these days. No word on how much of that finds its way into the pockets of certain ” target=”_blank”>epic war with Kazuo Misaki proves that scraps with the likes of Jacare, Mayhem, or Kennedy would be worth watching and then some.