Last week was certainly an interesting one in the world of MMA journalism. Fighthype.com reported UFC and Pride veteran Kevin Randleman signed with Strikeforce. The report started the wheels of the MMA news machine. One site after another published the article and it cascaded across the web as if the story was like the marble setting off all the traps in the mousetrap board game – or at least how it works in the commercial. Soon the story was as ubiquitous as the embedded video of ESPN’s MMA Live on a late Thursday afternoon.
Later that day, Strikeforce honcho Scott Coker revealed that while his promotion was in talks with Randleman, the fighter remained unsigned. Only this time the dominoes didn’t fall and only a few sites published retractions or updated articles.