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  • 04-24-2014, 10:42 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    I don't like Coker and hope he stays out of MMA.

    What do you not like about him?

    I have never seen him as a bad guy.
  • 04-24-2014, 09:24 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    It literally said in the article that he didn't have a no compete clause
  • 04-24-2014, 07:31 PM
    beardown98
    I wonder if he has a no compete clause where he has to stay out of mma for a certain time before he can promote again.

    I just don't see this guy not being involved in mma in some capacity he'll be back for better or worse.

    My hat goes off to him I liked the overall product SF put out there. I loved the idea of the HW GP even if it wasn't an original idea and due to numerous reasons it was a failure. For a moment albeit a moment, I was excited that there might be an MMA product that could one day compete with the UFC. Fighters could have more options for employment and maybe we could of seen the pay scale of the lesser known fighters get better as companies vied for young prospects for their roster.

    Also if not for SF i wouldn't of gotten to see Fedor fight twice! Something I never thought would happen. Sure I saw him lose to Hendo (which i still contest was a quick stoppage, but whatever) but i got to see him beat Rogers while sitting in an area of the Arena that had quite a few Russians in it. I will always remember that experience, I loved it.
  • 04-24-2014, 02:33 PM
    IceCold48
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    When they talk about the fighters whose careers SF "spawned" I have to wonder how many of the fans who know Nick Diaz or Jake Shields heard about them first as SF champs or saw them fight on showtime. Yes, I understand they held belts in EXC and that Nick had a huge UFC win over Lawler back in the day...but I think SF really contributed to the status that both of those fighters currently have as well.

    Thoughts?



    EDIT: oh, and good for Coker, cashing checks and walking. I like him, but I hope he stays out of MMA.

    rh
    Strikeforce did produce some really good talent. Good to give it to them there hwoever as an organization it was run like a novelty act which was a shame. I don't like Coker and hope he stays out of MMA.
  • 04-24-2014, 01:21 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
  • 04-24-2014, 12:14 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    I don't think it's ever been cool to know who Jake Shields is.
    I think this guy disagrees >
  • 04-24-2014, 11:08 AM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    I don't think it's ever been cool to know who Jake Shields is.
  • 04-24-2014, 10:51 AM
    The Donosaur
    I knew who Jake Shields is before it was cool to know who Jake Shields is. I don't think my friends had a clue who he was before he was in commercials where he walks past GSP. I think maybe I hyped him up against Kampmann to them, and then looked like an idiot.
  • 04-24-2014, 10:33 AM
    MMA4EVERRR
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    When they talk about the fighters whose careers SF "spawned" I have to wonder how many of the fans who know Nick Diaz or Jake Shields heard about them first as SF champs or saw them fight on showtime. Yes, I understand they held belts in EXC and that Nick had a huge UFC win over Lawler back in the day...but I think SF really contributed to the status that both of those fighters currently have as well.

    Thoughts?



    EDIT: oh, and good for Coker, cashing checks and walking. I like him, but I hope he stays out of MMA.

    rh
    If you're talking about elevating the status of the fighters, SF played a great role. They used their Showtime/CBS deal to give exposure to fighters like Diaz, Shields, Melendez, Carano, Cormier, Rockhold, Rousey, Tate, etc. They even had guy like Hershel Walker to help promote the brand and the fighters too.

    But a lot of the fighters were established before they joined SF. IF we talking about homegrown talent, then yes, SF did put fighters like Cormier, Rockhold, Tim Kennedy, Voelker, Valle-Flag, Bobby Green, WMMA on the map, just like how WEC did the same with Pettis, Henderson, Cerrone, Benevidez, Cruz, etc.
  • 04-24-2014, 10:20 AM
    rivethead
    When they talk about the fighters whose careers SF "spawned" I have to wonder how many of the fans who know Nick Diaz or Jake Shields heard about them first as SF champs or saw them fight on showtime. Yes, I understand they held belts in EXC and that Nick had a huge UFC win over Lawler back in the day...but I think SF really contributed to the status that both of those fighters currently have as well.

    Thoughts?



    EDIT: oh, and good for Coker, cashing checks and walking. I like him, but I hope he stays out of MMA.

    rh
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