One-armed Daniel Cormier already prepping for Strikeforce bout with Josh Barnett

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Budgellism
10/25/11 9:04:48PM
Daniel Cormier can bounce back from a busted hand because he's the Wolverine.

If he was a mere mortal and not a (fictional) superhero character, he might have been forced to bow out of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix finals in which he meets Josh Barnett (31-5 MMA, 2-0 SF).

"Because I am Wolverine, I was able to get the cast off," Cormier (9-0 MMA, 6-0 SF) joked during Monday's new edition of HDNet's "Inside MMA."

Until a few weeks ago, this cast sheathed Cormier's right hand, which he broke on the skull of Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva during their fight in the semifinals of the grand prix. In a stunning rout, he stopped the Brazilian in the first round to earn a spot in the tournament finals.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker told the program that the finals are scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. A date and venue have yet to be finalized.

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tcunningham
10/25/11 11:43:18PM
id be so pissed if he had to back out. this tourney is one of the only things keeping strikforce alive. i know they still got alot of good fighters but you know the UFC is getting ready to cannibalize the organization
KungFuMaster
10/26/11 1:41:28PM

Posted by tcunningham

id be so pissed if he had to back out. this tourney is one of the only things keeping strikforce alive. i know they still got alot of good fighters but you know the UFC is getting ready to cannibalize the organization



I think Strike Force is already dead. The blow has been delivered and it is just a matter of time before the oxygen runs out.
Budgellism
10/26/11 5:15:26PM

Posted by KungFuMaster


Posted by tcunningham

id be so pissed if he had to back out. this tourney is one of the only things keeping strikforce alive. i know they still got alot of good fighters but you know the UFC is getting ready to cannibalize the organization



I think Strike Force is already dead. The blow has been delivered and it is just a matter of time before the oxygen runs out.



Agreed. They've already lost their HW, LHW and WW champions and now Dana is saying he's willing to take Melendez at any time if needed.
Bubbles
10/26/11 5:47:26PM
when is the tentative date for this fight? cuz i dont see SF lasting past new years day.

maybe they will put the fight on a UFC card? main event of a fight night
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