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UFC officials: Elbow strikes coming to Strikeforce, broadcast teams to remain intact

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Ultimate Fighting Championship executives today said that Showtime will retain control over the broadcast and look of Strikeforce events.

But there is one big difference that fans immediately will notice when the recently purchased promotion next goes on air: the use of elbows on the ground.

UFC co-owner and executive Lorenzo Fertitta said the Strikeforce fighters now will compete under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, which allow the strikes.

Strikeforce currently forbids elbows on the ground. Officials claim they cause cuts that unfairly alter the course of a fight. Some MMA fans liked the rule while others said it neutered the action inside the cage.

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Posted by emfleek

Ultimate Fighting Championship executives today said that Showtime will retain control over the broadcast and look of Strikeforce events.

But there is one big difference that fans immediately will notice when the recently purchased promotion next goes on air: the use of elbows on the ground.

UFC co-owner and executive Lorenzo Fertitta said the Strikeforce fighters now will compete under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, which allow the strikes.

Strikeforce currently forbids elbows on the ground. Officials claim they cause cuts that unfairly alter the course of a fight. Some MMA fans liked the rule while others said it neutered the action inside the cage.

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Can you imagine what Fedor's face wwould have looked like had elbows been allowed?

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Damn it! I was really hoping to get rid of Ranallo!

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Posted by DeadHead988

Damn it! I was really hoping to get rid of Ranallo!



Gus Johnson needs to go, my god...

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Soon enough the Strikeforce team will be replaced by the former WEC crew.

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Post #5   3/14/11 6:38:37PM   

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Ugh, remove Mauro, Gus and Shamrock

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