What does he need to say?
Coker said it for him
"Very rarely in a tournament does it ever work out where the last two guys are the guys everyone wants to see fight," Coker told Ariel Helwani during The MMA Hour. "So I said to my guys, 'What about this scenario: Let them fight in the semifinals ... whoever wins moves forward.' ... Let's say Fedor does get past 'Bigfoot' and then Alistair wins his fight (against Werdum), then we're guaranteed to see a big fight."
How can anyone listen to the drivel that comes out of Scott Coker's mouth and continue to respect Strikeforce as an organization.
If he wanted to increase the chance of Overeem fighting Fedor, why not just have Overeem fight Fedor. He runs the organization doesn't he?!?
Also, way to sell that finale Scott, Once the winner of the left Semi Final is decided I'm sure we'll all be lining up to see the final on PPV.
Also how disrepectful is that to both Werdum and Silva, not to mention the left side of the bracket. The whole thing feels like something Gary Shaw and Elite XC would have done. (Not the tournament itself, but the matchmaking in it.)
I hope Silva and Werdum score upsets in the first round of the tournament so I can watch Scott Coker cry, via web stream, cause I'm not paying for anything he's offering.
Edit - Better yet I hope one of the first round fights on the left side ends up in a draw.