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Fabricio Werdum surprised by 'TUF: Brazil' slot after offer to save Strikeforce event
November 08, 2012 (20:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum today told MMAjunkie.com that he volunteered to fight Daniel Cormier at a Nov. 3 Strikeforce event, but the promotion's parent company never offered the matchup.
A subsequent opportunity to coach "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2" opposite Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira came as a surprise.
"I didn't think I was as known in Brazil as Nogueira and (Mauricio) 'Shogun' (Rua) and Lyoto (Machida), so I really didn't believe that it was going to happen," Werdum said.
Former Strikeforce fighter Eddie Mendez signs with UFC
November 08, 2012 (17:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
The UFC's middleweight division has a new addition.
Eddie Mendez, a California-based fighter and onetime Strikeforce competitor, has signed with the world's biggest MMA promotion.
Mendez and his management team at Iridium Sports today announced the signing via Twitter, though terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Luke Rockhold-Lorenz Larkin middleweight title fight targeted for Jan. 12 Strikeforce event
November 08, 2012 (04:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
A month after their title fight was shut down due to injury, and then card cancellation, it appears Luke Rockhold and Lorenz Larkin have a new dance date.
Rockhold, the Strikeforce middleweight champion, and Larkin are being targeted for an as yet unannounced Strikeforce card on Jan. 12. Sources close to the promotion on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com that the fight booking is in the process of being finalized.
Rockhold and Larkin were scheduled to meet at Strikeforce's canceled Nov. 3 show in Oklahoma City.
Video: Strikeforce's Jorge Masvidal eyes Japan if he's unable to fight for Strikeforce
November 07, 2012 (23:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Standing in a queue of fighters hoping to work on a possible Jan. 12 Strikeforce card, Jorge Masvidal has a contingency plan if the promotion can't find space or the event is canceled.
He plans to take an offer from the recently revived Japanese promotion DREAM to fight Hayato Sakurai or Satoru Kitaoka at "DREAM.18: Special NYE 2012."
"I'd much rather fight here in America because I'd get more money ... but if I have to, (I'll fight on) Dec. 31," Masvidal told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "I'll be kicking ass in Japan."
Following 'TUF 17' snub, Derek Brunson hoping for January Strikeforce appearance
October 31, 2012 (00:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Derek Brunson is a Strikeforce fighter, as he was before.
On Monday, a secured spot on "The Ultimate Fighter 17" was nixed when
Zuffa was unable to get approval from Strikeforce broadcast partner
Showtime to release the fighter, Brunson's manager today told MMAjunkie.com.
Officials from Strikeforce parent company Zuffa now hope to place the
middleweight on a card planned for January, though he has yet to receive
an official booking.
Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez won't need surgery, January return not set
October 26, 2012 (13:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez won't need surgery to
repair a bad tear to his AC joint, though a timetable for his return is
Melendez's manager and father, Gilbert Melendez Sr., expressed optimism
that his son will be able to compete on a Strikeforce card planned for
mid-January, though it depends on how quickly the fighter's recovery
"There's no definite yes," Melendez today told MMAjunkie.com. "It all depends if his body is healing on time as
Dana White: Ronda Rousey could be UFC's first female (when Strikeforce deal done)
October 24, 2012 (14:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
UFC President Dana White continues to say what he's been saying for months: Yes, women will someday fight in the UFC.
White's latest confirmation came in an interview with SI.com in which the executive lauded Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and identified her as the UFC's potential first female fighter.
However, barring the demise of Strikeforce, Rousey still owes her current fight promotion three fights.
Strikeforce's Miesha Tate contemplated retirement after Rousey loss, plans year off
October 18, 2012 (19:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Miesha Tate made the trek to Brazil this past week to rediscover her passion for fighting, get back to basics, and hit the reset button.
It's been 229 days since Ronda Rousey walked the walk inside Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, Ohio, following weeks of talking the talk.
Then-champ Tate succumbed to the same fate as the former Olympic bronze-medal-winning judoka's previous seven adversaries: defeat via first round armbar.
411 MMA Fact or Fiction 10.17.12: Silva, Strikeforce, More
October 17, 2012 (07:45) [ Indexed from 411 Mania
Can anyone beat Anderson Silva? After what Glover Teixeira did to Fabio Maldonado, do we blame Shogun and Rashad for not fighting him? Have the rumors surrounding Strikeforce made it hard to get excited for future shows? 411's Dustin James and Steve Cook debate these topics and more in this week's 411 Fact or Fiction: MMA! More...
Daniel Cormier hopes Frank Mir fight is rescheduled for January Strikeforce show
October 16, 2012 (16:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
As it stands now, heavyweight grand prix winner Daniel Cormier isn't a lock for Strikeforce's January card.
Cormier was scheduled to headline a since-canceled Nov. 3 Strikeforce event against UFC import Frank Mir, and officials said the next event is now slated for January.
Cormier hopes the Mir bout, which will be his final one in Strikeforce before an anticipated move to the UFC, still happens, though.
Kennedy anticipates January fight, possible compensation for canceled Strikeforce event
October 16, 2012 (01:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Tim Kennedy admittedly was angry when suspicions that the Nov. 3 card he was scheduled for were confirmed online - before he knew it.
But after a receiving a phone call from a Strikeforce executive, the middleweight feels confident the promotion will take care of him and other displaced fighters.
"It seems like Zuffa is doing right by us, so I'm grateful for the way they handled it once they had no other choice," Kennedy told MMAjunkie.com.
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