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According to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, the promotion is still planning it's long-rumored Middleweight Tournament for later this year, possibly in October & December. “We always felt that crowning a champion would be the first priority,” said Coker. “We will host a tournament in October. It looks like the first round will take place then, which will lead to the final four in December.” Coker said recent reports that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation had rejected Strikeforce’s request to hold a four-man tournament on Aug. 21 -- thus forcing the promotion to move to a single championship bout -- weren’t correct. In Texas, Coker said he only inquired about the tournament format with the commission, but was told it wouldn’t be allowed. The previously announced Tim Kennedy-Ronaldo Souza Middleweight Title match on 8/21 will still go on as planned.

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Post #1   7/15/10 1:36:37PM   

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this is cool :)

Post #2   7/15/10 2:15:04PM   

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so its not off, awesome! this could be one of the best tournaments in years.

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I think we will just say it is on for now...

Post #4   7/15/10 3:03:37PM   

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I don't get this article. Is the tournament on still?

or is there a title fight between souza vs tim???

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Posted by icantthinkofanything

I don't get this article. Is the tournament on still?

or is there a title fight between souza vs tim???



Both, they are going to crown a champion with the winner of souza/tim and then have a tournament.

Which now that I think of it kinda doesnt make sense, I thought the whole point of having a tournament was to get a new champion but now they are going to get a champion and still have a tournament.

Post #6   7/15/10 8:18:23PM   

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this company needs to get their **** together and quick, only a matter of time before they're just another local show with no chance of reappearing on network television

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The tournament will probably determine the first/next challenger to the new champion.

Post #8   7/16/10 8:00:44AM