I thought overall it was a pretty good show. Didn't sell out which surprised me, even though it shouldn't have since it's Miami. I thought it would be full by the time Walker fought, but there were seats better then mine that were empty (facist security guards wouldn't let you get any closer regardless. Fuckin commies.) the entire night. Couldn't believe that they gave GSP face time, I thought that was nuts. You'll never see that in the UFC.
Also, if you had floor seats, it was fairly easy to have access to the fighters inbetween fights. Long lines for Hendo, GSP, Rogers, and Mayhem autographs and pictures. And they accomidated as many fans as they could, which was great. Hell Thiago Alves was walking the concession area meeting fans (he really is friggen HUGE for a WW). At one point Hendo went over to GSP and they talked and shook hands. I swear to God there was a beam of light and an orange glow surrounding them, like when Goku went Super Sayian on Dragon Ball Z. The arena shook from the amount of awesomness.
During the Walker/Tomato Can fight, Walker had him in a clinch and everybody in the arena was shouting "KNEES! KNEES!!". Everyone became a coach for a second.
I think the thing for Strikeforce to do now is build some legitimacy to their titles.
Women's 145: Cyborg
The HW "title" problems have been well documented. I'm not saying Mousasi isn't a worthy champion, but other then a green King Mo and Hendo, not a lot of fights for him there, especially with the Arona to UFC rumor. Shields is really a WW fighting at MW, and if Hendo comes in and squashes him like we all expect, whats next for him? He won't drop to WW and fight for the title so long as Diaz has it. And Diaz seems to be avoiding (not ducking, avoiding) a fight with the true undeniable #1 contender in Heiron. Cyborg has been manhandling fighters much smaller then her, but she's a friggen manimal (half man, half animal). Melendez has impressed me more then any of the other title holders, simply because he actually had to fight tough competition to win his title. Hell he's the only one that had to beat a top 10 fighter for the belt.
I can really see SF in a year or so running through contenders for their titles and going "Now what?". Hopefully they can sign some more free agents away from the UFC and build up their young up and comers.
Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio
But I'm not going to sit here and debate the definition of "miraculous". That's for our lord and savior Bill Murray to decide.