Smackdown commentator Mauro Ranallo was granted his release from WWE after reportedly being bullied repeatedly by JBL. There have been numerous subtle jabs by JBL and WWE itself after his departure. Dave Meltzer believes they have begun to mock Ranallo openly by using wrestler Aiden English. On Tuesday’s Smackdown, English had a nervous break down … Read more
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (15-1, 1 NC) won the first ever Strikeforce women’s featherweight championship in Aug. 2009 with this first round finish of then unbeaten Gina Carano (7-1). The beating so devastated Carano, female MMA’s first superstar, that she never fought again and sought out the lights of Hollywood instead. Since Cyborg claimed that Strikeforce … Read more
In April 2010, Strikeforce invaded the Music City for their huge Strikeforce: Nashville show that aired live on CBS around the country. The promotion rolled out all their stars and three title fights for the big show that aired in prime time. The main event featured the red hot Dan Henderson, who was coming off … Read more
Listen in on Wednesday’s Bellator MMA conference call with new President, Scott Coker. The former Strikeforce CEO and Founder took questions from the media for nearly half an hour on why this was the right move for him, how long he’d been in talks with Bellator and his vision for the future of the organization. … Read more
Former Strikeforce Founder & CEO, Scott Coker, has been named President of Bellator MMA effective immediately. It was announced earlier today that Bjorn Rebney had been removed from his post and there were rumors of Coker filling the void — that rumor has now been confirmed. Coker will report directly to Spike TV President, Kevin … Read more
ProMMAnow.com ecently spoke with mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Frank Shamrock about the close of Strikeforce and how it may or may not affect his relationship with Showtime should they choose to stay in the MMA business. Shamrock also shared his thoughts on how he thinks the Strikeforce fighters who made the move to the UFC will perform inside the Octagon.
A recent report came out listing Strikeforce fighters that were headed to the UFC. One name glaringly missing from that list was former University of Tennessee linebacker Ovince Saint Preux who came up through the Strikeforce Challengers ranks and left of trail of knocked out, submitted and beaten veterans in his wake.
At 32 years of age and after competing in professional mixed martial arts for more than a decade, Mike Kyle is apparently calling it quits. The news comes following Kyle’s first round submission loss to former 205-pound champ Gegard Mousasi on Strikeforce’s final card held Saturday night in Oklahoma City and broadcasted live on Showtime.
Following Strikeforce’s final event Saturday night in Oklahoma City, Showtime spoke with the night’s main card victors, including Tarec Saffiedine who won the welterweight title, Daniel Cormier who stopped Dion Staring, “Jacare” Souza who submitted UFC’s Ed Herman, Josh Barnett who submitted Nandor Guelmino and Gegard Mousasi who submitted Mike Kyle.