MMA  > General MMA  > Strikeforce Screwed up AGAIN!! (MW title announced)
July 11, 2010, 03:48 PM
Strikeforce has once again screwed up.



Stunner, I know.



Strikeforce has announced this matchup for Strikeforce: Houston:


Tim Kennedy vs. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (for vacant middleweight title)



Good matchup to be sure, but not exactly as exciting as a tournament could be.



My Participants

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza Tim Kennedy Dan Henderson Robbie Lawler

Jorge Santiago
(Sengoku Champion) Hector Lombard
(Bellator Champion) Melvin Manhoef Luke Rockhold


**Note- Nate Diaz is under suspension until Oct, and I don't want a double champeen anyway

Jason Miller is also out until October
Chung Le has declared he has no interest in the tournament.

-- I might have Dennis Kang if Lombard balks at entering the tournament, or Bellator or Santiago says no. ( My thought is- if I let Bellator use some talent as their main events (say Sam Smith, Lawler etc) they would let their champ in this. Dennis Kang can also be the injury replacement.

So say I get the 8 listed above.

Here is what I do.

I put up posters with all 8 men's face on it surrounding the cage. (If only my cage had 8 sides!)


And do NOT announce the matchups.


Read more at:

http://www.informativesports.com/MMA/0710/Strikeforce_MW. htm
July 11, 2010  03:58 PM ET

Does the winner have to fight three times in one night or would you have it over three separate cards?

July 11, 2010  04:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Does the winner have to fight three times in one night or would you have it over three separate cards?

Has to be seperate if it is in the US.

No fighter is allowed to fight more than once in the US in one night.

July 11, 2010  07:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Has to be seperate if it is in the US.No fighter is allowed to fight more than once in the US in one night.

Right

Round one in Houston

Round 2 on Fedor/Whomever on CBS

Round 3 on Showtime with a Diaz/Miller co-main

July 12, 2010  10:30 AM ET

I can live with the tournament being scratched.

I can live with Jacare fighting for the belt.

But I can't live with Tim Kennedy being the other challenger. Really?!

July 12, 2010  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I can live with the tournament being scratched.I can live with Jacare fighting for the belt.But I can't live with Tim Kennedy being the other challenger. Really?!

I agree, just glad they didn't put Hendo in it instead.

July 12, 2010  02:17 PM ET
QUOTE:

Strikeforce has once again screwed up. Stunner, I know.Strikeforce has announced this matchup for Strikeforce: Houston:Tim Kennedy vs. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (for vacant middleweight title)Good matchup to be sure, but not exactly as exciting as a tournament could be.My ParticipantsRonaldo "Jacare" Souza Tim Kennedy Dan Henderson Robbie LawlerJorge Santiago(Sengoku Champion) Hector Lombard(Bellator Champion) Melvin Manhoef Luke Rockhold**Note- Nate Diaz is under suspension until Oct, and I don't want a double champeen anywayJason Miller is also out until OctoberChung Le has declared he has no interest in the tournament.-- I might have Dennis Kang if Lombard balks at entering the tournament, or Bellator or Santiago says no. ( My thought is- if I let Bellator use some talent as their main events (say Sam Smith, Lawler etc) they would let their champ in this. Dennis Kang can also be the injury replacement.So say I get the 8 listed above.Here is what I do.I put up posters with all 8 men's face on it surrounding the cage. (If only my cage had 8 sides!)And do NOT announce the matchups.Read more at: http://www.informativesports.com/MMA/0710/Strikeforce_MW. htm

Am I understanding that there is no tournament?

July 12, 2010  02:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I can live with the tournament being scratched.I can live with Jacare fighting for the belt.But I can't live with Tim Kennedy being the other challenger. Really?!

I'm with you!

July 12, 2010  03:54 PM ET

a tournament would have been the best way to fix this mess

one other question as this is reminicent of pride rules:
how many times would jake shield have been stood up and deducted10% of his purse for being boring

July 12, 2010  04:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

a tournament would have been the best way to fix this messone other question as this is reminicent of pride rules:how many times would jake shield have been stood up and deducted10% of his purse for being boring

Hahaha

July 13, 2010  01:14 AM ET

I enjoyed watching the Dream Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round.

But once Cung Lee said no they were screwed.

July 13, 2010  01:20 AM ET

Things in Strikeforceare still **** backwards. A guy coming off a loss to Fedor shouldn't then fight for the hw belt.

I want to like Strikeforce but is Vince Russo picking the fights?

July 13, 2010  02:21 AM ET

Strikeforce is reeling right now. The tourney concept was one of the few bright spots for them this year.
Adding in that ping-pong ball thing would be great too. Huge buzz factor.

July 13, 2010  10:42 AM ET

Without CUng Le the tournament would have been perfuntory anyway.

Comment #14 has been removed
 
July 13, 2010  03:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Perhaps they're going for the "good story" element as a way to save face.

I can't see it

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