Strikeforce was like a dependable car, not flashy, wasn't going to win any races. But after so many orgs broke down on the side of the highway, they just kept on going. Maybe showtime killed them, maybe a host of other problems did them in. But they gave it a good run and set up a good blue print in their early years for other orgs to follow. For years they did it right, consistency is one of the hardest things to achieve in any business. Growing a successful business takes risks. One bad decision or maybe just a few can sink any company. We look at the UFC as the #1 company, but lets be honest. They gambled many times with many decisions and almost folded, maybe more than once.
I think Coker was an easy whipping boy for many MMA fans, but in truth he did a hell of a job for many years just to get Strikeforce to the #2 spot in the North American market. You had many big players throwing around budgets that dwarfed strikeforce's budget and they didn't last nearly as long. So I gotta give credit where it's due. Good Job Scott, and good luck in the future.
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"I don't call the fighting in my films 'violent', I call it 'action'. An action film borders between fantasy and reality. If I were to be completely realistic in my films, you would call me a violent, bloody man. I would simply destroy my opponent by tearing his guts out. I wouldn't do it so artistically." ~Bruce Lee