Jake Shields, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Scott Coker – Strikeforce conference call notes & audio

Jake Shields will fight Jason "Mayhem" Miller for the Strikeforce Middleweight Title on Nov. 7.
Jake Shields will fight Jason "Mayhem" Miller for the Strikeforce Middleweight Title on Nov. 7.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, along with Jake Shields (23-4-1) and Jason “Mayhem” Miller (22-6), participated in a national media conference call on Wednesday to discuss their upcoming Strikeforce Middleweight Title fight scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 as part of the “Fedor vs. Rogers” undercard.

Here are highlights from today’s call:


“As far as stacked cards go our history with our promotions with SHOWTIME and now with CBS our cards have always been stacked from top to bottom. And I think that’s one of the great things for our fans is that they get to watch not one but two, three, four, five fights. They get to see great fights and the stars. And it’s no difference with our Chicago card. You get to watch Fedor, Jake and Miller … and it’s all for free and you don’t have to pay $49.95. So we’ll continue this journey of putting on cards with fights four or five bouts deep. That’s the mandate. To book as much talent and get the greatest fights that we can.”

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THE INFO epsiode 29: featuring Justin Wren and Jake Shields

TUF 10 participant Justin Wren and Strikeforce fighter Jake Shields joined Matt De La Rosa and “Fast Eddie” Constantine on this week’s edition of THE INFO. Wren, who will be blogging for PRO MMA (promma.info) throughout the TUF 10 season, talked about his journey to The Ultimate Fighter house, his professional career, wrestling background, meeting … Read more

Strikeforce fighters comes out to support Hope of Mother

Suit? Check. Tie? Check. MMA fighters? Check. You would not always put these items together but so was the case Wednesday night Aug. 26, 2009 at Ruby Skye in San Francisco.

A who’s who list of Strikeforce fighters came out to support Fairtex boxing coach and fighter Tariq Azim. A native of Afghanistan, Azim is the co-founder of the Hope of Mother organization alongside his mother Mina Wali.

The purpose of Hope of Mother is to develop and maintain successful relations through their current and future programs in Afghanistan and the United States, achieving prominence and a high level of visibility both domestically and internationally.

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“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” post-fight press conference

Brett Rogers, Phil Baroni, Jesse Finney, Nick Diaz, Robbie Lawler, and Jake Shields spoke to the media at the “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” post-fight press conference on Saturday, June 6th. Brett Rogers talked about his devastating annihilation of Andrei Arlovski, a potential match-up with Alistair Overeem, and his opinion of Kimbo Slice being cast for … Read more

“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” photo gallery

PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, June 6, 2009 for “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields.” From Phil Baroni and Joe Riggs settling their bad blood to Brett Rogers’ knock out of Andrei Arlovski to Jake Shields’ quick work of Robbie Lawler, the card was action-packed and the crowd was electric.

In the following photos you will see not only the fighters competing in the event but also some of the big names attending the fights. You will recognize such faces as Fedor Emelianenko and Josh Barnett who are scheduled to face each other in August. You will also recognize such faces as Tim Sylvia, Bobby Southworth, Tom Atencio, Ben Askren, and Mark Coleman to name just a few.

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“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” live results and play by play

PRO MMA (promma.info) is live and on the scene at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis Missouri for “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields.”

Tonight’s stacked card features a main event between former EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler and former EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields. The co-main event will feature Andrei Arlovski versus Brett Rogers. Also on the card will be Nick Diaz battling heavy handed Scott Smith, and Joe Riggs facing off against Phil Baroni.

Stay tuned to PRO MMA (promma.info) for full coverage of the night’s event to include a photo gallery, and live round by round updates and results starting with the under card at approximately 7:45 P.M. Eastern time.

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“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” weigh-in results & photos

PRO MMA (promma.info) has the results as all fighters made weight Friday at Al Hrabosky’s Ballpark Saloon in St. Louis, Missouri for the “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” event which takes place Saturday, June 6th.

Robbie Lawler weighed in at 182.75 lbs. and Jake Shields was at 181.75 lbs. as they qualified for their 182-pound catch-weight headliner. Brett Rogers tipped the scales at 262 lbs., out-weighing his 244-pound opponent, Andrei Arlovski, by 18 pounds. Stay tuned to PRO MMA (promma.info) as we bring you live coverage of the event from the Scottrade Center on Saturday.

Strikeforce Weigh-in Results:
Robbie Lawler (182.75) vs. Jake Shields (181.75)
Nick Diaz (179) vs. Scott Smith (179.5)
Andrei Arlovski (244) vs. Brett Rogers (262)
Kevin Randleman (204) vs. Mike Whitehead (206)
Phil Baroni (168.75) vs. Joe Riggs (170)
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (205.5) vs. Mike Kyle (202.5)
Jesse Finney (175.75) vs. Josh Baumgartner (173.5)
Tyron Woodley (170.5) vs. Sal Woods (169.75)
Scott Ventimiglia (185) vs. Lucas Lopes (186)
Pat Benson (155.75) vs. Dave Lehr Cochran (153)
Booker DeRousse (204.25) vs. James Wade (205.25)

More weigh-in photos after the jump…

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THE INFO episode 22: featuring Jake Shields and Ky Hollenbeck

THE INFO returned to the PRO MMA (promma.info) airwaves with another episode this week with guests Jake Shields (22-4-1) and Ky Hollenbeck (4-0). Matt De La Rosa and “Fast” Eddie Constantine were joined by Fight! Magazine’s Danny Acosta in the booth to talk to Shields regarding his Strikeforce main event bout with “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (16-4) … Read more

“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” conference call highlights

PRO MMA (promma.info) took part in Tuesday’s media conference call for STRIKEFORCE’S LAWLER vs SHIELDS card scheduled for June 6th at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missiouri. 

The two headliners, Jake Shields and Robbie Lawler, were on the call although it was quite obvious they would much rather be in the gym training or in the cage itself. Phil Baroni on the other hand, seems to enjoy, relish, and understand the promotion side of MMA better than most and while he was on the conference call, his opponent Joe Riggs failed to show. Strikeforce’s Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz was also present.

The following are some of the highlights and notable quotes from the call:

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Strikeforce conference call with Baroni, Lawler, Shields

“I always seem to fight assholes.” This was Baroni’s response to comments made about him by his opponent Joe Riggs.  The war of words has been flying between the two welterweights this past week.  Riggs was a no-show for Tuesday’s STRIKEFORCE: LAWLER vs. SHIELDS conference call and Baroni stated, “I hope they have a back-up … Read more