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Scott Coker: No set plans for Strikeforce grand-prix winner or 'plus-one' fight

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So what happens to next week's winner of the Strikeforce world heavyweight grand prix?

It's a good question, but it's still one without an answer.

In a recent media call, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said there are no definite plans for the winner of the May 19 headliner between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier.

Barnett (31-5 MMA, 2-0 SF) and Cormier (9-0 MMA, 6-0 SF) meet in the long-awaited finale of the 15-month-long tournament, which began with eight fighters (and swelled to nine when Cormier replaced Alistair Overeem in the semifinals). The tourney conclusion airs on Showtime from HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

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Post #1   5/14/12 12:24:57AM   

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if MMA was a poker game, scott coker is close to folding.

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Post #2   5/14/12 1:14:00AM   

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Posted by tcunningham

if MMA was a poker game, scott coker is close to folding.



I believe the man is all in right now with a mid-pair. While the UFC has 8 other spots at that same table, and is offering money under the table if he just exits the tournament now and gives them his chips.

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B/c the division folded into the UFC.

So there doesn't need to be a 1+

Get real, we don't care about them fighting once more in SF. Bring them both to the UFC.

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I agree with all the above.

The SF HW tournament needs a winner and I think it's smarter in the long run for both promotion reasons and historic reasons to finish the tournament then move them into the UFC division

I think they are both top tier guys but the fight is very intriguing. Once the fight is over it should be clear which guy faces a UFC top 3 opponent and which one faces a UFC Top 10 opponent

I hope Josh Barnett will be allowed to return to the UFC

I agree though, once this fight is made and done SF is really uninteresting, I just hope the names get brought over, and I also don't know what happens with the women's division

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It must be hard for Coker to sit down comfortably without grimacing in pain.



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Post #6   5/14/12 10:54:18AM   

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honestly the plus-one fight in strikeforce is the stupidest thing Coker could do. What if the Grand Prix winner loses that fight? Almost all the credibility will be lost rather than if they move him to the UFC and he loses to a top guy.

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really hope there isn't a plus 1 fight after the tourney, anyone worth fighting for them is in the ufc

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The only Plus 1 Coker should be talking about is the extra biscuit at dinner

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Post #9   5/14/12 12:10:15PM