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Zuffa’s gutting of Strikeforce nearing completion

When someone buys a car for the sole purpose of scavenging the valuable parts and junking the rest, this is known as “parting out” the vehicle.  When Zuffa bought Strikeforce seven months ago, those of you who predicted that it would soon end up as a picked-clean skeleton sitting on blocks in Dana White’s backyard can start smugly patting yourselves on the back right about now.

“Yeah, we do want to bring Gilbert Melendez over, and we’re looking at it right now,” White said following Saturday’s UFC on Versus 6 event at Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center. “We’re looking to bring Gilbert Melendez over ASAP.”
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White, though, isn’t counting out the possibility that Melendez could get an immediate title shot in the UFC. While he’s earned top-contender status on merit, White said it’ll depend more on the timing of the title picture, which gets some clarity next weekend when UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar takes on Gray Maynard.

“[The title shot] is a possibility,” he said. “The thing is with that division, it’s so stacked, there are a lot of possibilities.

“We’ll see what happens with the timing.”

Speaking of timing, Gilbert’s already supposed to have a date with Jorge Masvidal at the next Strikeforce show in December, but it sounds like however the log-jam in the UFC’s lightweight division shakes out is more important than that shit.  Apparently Fabricio Werdum and maybe even Bigfoot Silva are being considered for transfers too, which makes me wonder about the fate of the Grand Prix finalists… you know, presuming the finals ever actually happen.

I’d held out hope that they’d keep Strikeforce operating as a kind of “UFC Challengers” feeder league, but its days are now looking pretty numbered.  The UFC has already poached four of the five male champions, to date only one of those vacancies has been filled, and there’s no apparent plans for the rest.  The defection of Melendez would leave Luke Rockhold as the sole remaining champ, and the only one that the UFC’s probably not much interested in.  As for the female champs… sorry ladies, I’m afraid there’s no remaining lifeboats.  Begone with ye to Bellator, I suppose.

  • iamphoenix

    you mean to tell me you’re able to write this without a lab coat and training 5 days a week!

    and, no one cares who luke rock is, because i don’t so i’ll assume that’s the way everyone sees it because fuck it, I’m important and find I frequently find a place for my dick to go inside just as much as I train. Which is 5 times a week btw.

    I’ve never watched melendez fight, no, not because of my lab coat wearing ways but because I’m pretty sure i saw him wrestle this one time and i was all like, NO BITCH and threw my tv at this baby I was watching after. I found him in a swing when his mom wasn’t looking. So long story short.

  • glassjawsh

    so you’re saying rik-hard looks something like this irl?

  • iamphoenix

  • frickshun

    Haha…..I’m A Scientist!!!!

  • iamphoenix

    I found new inspiration…I can finally take a break from plastering poor old buddy old pal joan butters face everywhere and meme up some “i’m a scientist” shits.

     

  • Reverend Clint

    no room for the inferior product like Strikefarce unless its on spike or versus

  • Blackula Jonez

    So if female mma is only on Bellator…will that mean Ryan will stop following girl fights as he is allergic to covering Bjorn Rebney promoted cards and is only interested in them if they produce a highlight reel finish?

  • Grappo

    ^^ save that for the next mailbag

  • FiveBoltMain

    Bring back the Bieber!!!

  • iamphoenix

    what do you mean by bring back the bieber? you want a bieber photo thread along with my Top 10 hit thread Hipster Kitties, Joan? ooooook you got it buddy right down your cream hole.

    My number one success is your photoshopped face. number two is richard. clever enough, rich, i just called you a piece of shit.

  • G Funk

    No. You haven’t made any accomplishments with cock. No.2 is cartoon RyOn

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