What’s next for the Strikeforce HWGP winner?

While Scott Coker isn’t afraid to boldly state that Strikeforce will be on Showtime for many years to come, even he won’t comment on what’s next for the promotion’s last two heavyweights:

Officials have maintained that the grand-prix winner will get another Strikeforce fight – informally referred to as the “plus-one” fight – but Coker said nothing definitive has been decided beyond that. Yes, the winner will fight again for Strikeforce (though the organization’s other heavyweights have already been folded into the UFC, its sister promotion). Otherwise?

“There have been some preliminary conversations, but as you can imagine, it depends on who wins and if there are any injuries … (and) any injuries to other fighters that we might be looking to come fight the winner,” he said. “That’s something that we could probably have a better picture of once the fight’s over and see if there are any injuries.”

So basically whoever wins the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix gets the prize of uncertainty. Wonderful! Ironically, the one thing that could return some meaning to the end of this once great tournament – some sort of UFC contendership arrangement – is completely off the table because Showtime refuses to adapt to the new reality of their Zuffa-owned promotion. Bravo, sirs.

After the jump, the rest of the fights from the tournament, made available by Showtime for your viewing pleasure. Now there’s a decision I can get behind.

  • Giallo

    There’s only 2 fucking heavyweights, so what there gonna fight again? of course they’re going to the ufc, well cormier is win or lose. barnett probably has to win or he’s going back to wassling in japan. And you can’t watch those vids from canada, fucking bigots.

  • Reverend Clint

    fight to the death… problem solved

  • Ron Jeremy

    none of the videos can be viewed from my location

  • Ron Jeremy

    I tried all the rooms in my house and it still says content cannot be viewed from my location.

  • agentsmith

    Even on Strikeforce’s own website, Barnett and Cormier are their entire heavyweight roster.  And 4 of the 6 men’s divisions still have no champion.  But Coker just keep on truckin like it ain’t no thang.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I believe this is to appease Showtime.

    Isn’t Fedor still under contract with Showtime?

  • iamphoenix

    it’s like a twinkie without the cream filling.

  • Nepal

    Nope.  Fedor’s contract expired after his last fight. 

     

    You would have to figure Dana is going to keep Barnett in the Zuffa fold.  Otherwise he’ll go out and have a high profile fight with Fedor.  I mean even that would be a one and done event for Fedor but Dana would just have to fuck with that idea…. just because he’s Dana.

    I’m in Thailand and I can’t get the vid’s either.

  • iamphoenix

    Fedor Sweater Jesus forbids Fedor from fighting Josh Barnett.

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    Who. Fucking. Cares.

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