bjpenn.com Reports Strikeforce is Done

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Gogoplatapus
10/8/12 7:26:35PM
http://www.bjpenn.com/mmanews/2012/10/08/rumor-strikeforce-mma-promotion-shutting-doors-mma-news-38573.html

Sources close to BJPENN.com informed us just moments ago that Strikeforce operations are set to cease and that the promotion is going out of business.

The rumor comes shortly after news broke that Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF) was forced to pull out of his title fight with Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) due to a wrist injury.

The middleweight title fight was the second key loss to a scheduled November 3rd card, following the loss of a heavyweight main event bout between Frank Mir and Daniel Cormier.



Twenty20Dollars
10/8/12 7:29:08PM
Doubt it was going to renew for another year next year anyway.
TeamDEY
10/8/12 7:40:43PM
I wonder what happens to all the women.
Chael_Sonnen
10/8/12 7:42:16PM
Frank Shamrock is on suicide watch
emfleek
10/8/12 7:56:51PM
Meh, even though it may be true, I'd hardly consider BJPenn.com a reliable source. They're widely known to steal stories and not credit the source.They're basically a news aggregate like the PG.
Gogoplatapus
10/8/12 8:06:11PM

Posted by emfleek

Meh, even though it may be true, I'd hardly consider BJPenn.com a reliable source. They're widely known to steal stories and not credit the source.They're basically a news aggregate like the PG.



Ya I hear ya...but I saw a ton of fire on twitter and figured it was a good talking point and made sense.

Put bjpenn.com in the title as the grain of salt.
DrivenDavies15
10/8/12 8:08:18PM
Crazy stuff. Hopefully the majority of these guys transition to the UFC and I can see all the women going to Invicta which will be huge for them.
Shawn91111
10/8/12 8:24:06PM

Posted by emfleek

Meh, even though it may be true, I'd hardly consider BJPenn.com a reliable source. They're widely known to steal stories and not credit the source.They're basically a news aggregate like the PG.




Only when its motivated
fullerene
10/8/12 8:30:36PM
As anyone who saw Fight Factory would know, this will come as a relief to the top tier fighters stuck in Strikeforce due to their contracts and the Strikeforce-Showtime contract.

But Iim not sure if this is really the truth. Does Showtime want this done? They are the key player it seems.
kopower
10/8/12 8:49:25PM

Posted by fullerene

As anyone who saw Fight Factory would know, this will come as a relief to the top tier fighters stuck in Strikeforce due to their contracts and the Strikeforce-Showtime contract.

But Iim not sure if this is really the truth. Does Showtime want this done? They are the key player it seems.



I wonder the ratings Strikeforce pulled in for Showtime? Especially with Fedor gone.
Poor_Franklin
10/8/12 9:09:02PM

Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by emfleek

Meh, even though it may be true, I'd hardly consider BJPenn.com a reliable source. They're widely known to steal stories and not credit the source.They're basically a news aggregate like the PG.




Only when its motivated



tallica62
10/8/12 10:48:52PM
So what else is left in the US? Just Bellator at least in regards to any type of "larger professional promotion"?
tallica62
10/8/12 10:50:45PM
1st womens fight in the UFC:

Rhonda Rousey vs Cyborg

you heard it here first...now where's my money??!!
bootyclause
10/8/12 11:10:06PM
mma is declining.....the Yankees are gonna win the World Series again, Romney's gonna win and bring jobs back to America (if you call being a cashier at Walmart with no benefits a job).

Maybe December 2012 really is the apocalypse. uggghhhhhhhhh.
Shawn91111
10/8/12 11:15:33PM

Posted by bootyclause

mma is declining.....the Yankees are gonna win the World Series again, Romney's gonna win and bring jobs back to America (if you call being a cashier at Walmart with no benefits a job).

Maybe December 2012 really is the apocalypse. uggghhhhhhhhh.




BuffaloDave
10/9/12 11:56:30AM

Posted by tallica62

1st womens fight in the UFC:

Rhonda Rousey vs Cyborg

you heard it here first...now where's my money??!!



Except you're only the 87456468904069264 person to say that, so back of the line..
Bubbles
10/9/12 9:18:08PM

Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by tallica62

1st womens fight in the UFC:

Rhonda Rousey vs Cyborg

you heard it here first...now where's my money??!!



Except you're only the 87456468904069264 person to say that, so back of the line..


he's probably the first to spell her name "Rhonda" so in the off chance she legally changes her name, you did hear it here first
941_Florida_Boy
10/10/12 7:58:23AM
Bellator is going to get good for a lil while just like SF & EliteXC were when the UFC first started cutting alot of fighters.... only other option is overseas
Budgellism
10/10/12 7:13:23PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by tallica62

1st womens fight in the UFC:

Rhonda Rousey vs Cyborg

you heard it here first...now where's my money??!!



Except you're only the 87456468904069264 person to say that, so back of the line..


he's probably the first to spell her name "Rhonda" so in the off chance she legally changes her name, you did hear it here first



BuffaloDave
10/10/12 9:16:54PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by tallica62

1st womens fight in the UFC:

Rhonda Rousey vs Cyborg

you heard it here first...now where's my money??!!



Except you're only the 87456468904069264 person to say that, so back of the line..


he's probably the first to spell her name "Rhonda" so in the off chance she legally changes her name, you did hear it here first



Touche
BigBadAl
10/11/12 7:01:27AM

Posted by 941_Florida_Boy

Bellator is going to get good for a lil while just like SF & EliteXC were when the UFC first started cutting alot of fighters.... only other option is overseas



Then the UFC will buy them out and fold it too.
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