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05-18-2011, 09:42 AM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Although it sucks and destroys some of the credibility of this tournament, there are alot of upsides were this to happen.
AO gives up his belt, and his spot in the GP.
Then have Overeem fight the loser of Carwin/JDS (which would be an absolute war). And as the winner fights Cain, and Overeem fights the loser it sets up a credible # 1 contender for the UFC belt at the start of the next year.
Now, they could have a UFC guy swing the other way to try and win the Strikeforce tournament and title. Guys like Mir, Nelson, Schaub could fill that fight against Werdum (who're on the verge of the title picture, just not the top UFC HW's yet). And in the event a UFC guy wins the SF tournament and title, Dana has tons of ammo to say "see, the UFC guys are better". And in the same sence it's like "see, Overeem came to the UFC for better competition.".
So at the end of the day, the tournament could continue on without Overeem. It may actually be better. Because what happens if Overeem does lose to somebody in this thing? His hype is gone, he's on a loss, he's still the champ even though he's not the GP champ.
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