Friday, February 6, 2009

Strikeforce Poised to Become the Next Strikeforce

Strikeforce, the ultra-successful West Coast regional promotion that can boast live attendance records and a late-night television show on NBC, is poised to become the next Strikeforce thanks to its announced acquisition of ProElite's assets yesterday. Known throughout the industry for its strong business model and high-quality product, the organization that has brought fans match-ups featuring Cung Le, Frank Shamrock and Cesar Gracie, as well as other big ticket sellers, will now have access to EliteXC's superstars, like Kimbo Slice, Gina Carano, and Robbie Lawler - and it will have EliteXC's broadcasting agreements with Showtime and CBS to boot. "Everyone says they want to be the next Strikeforce," said Strikeforce Head Honcho Scott Coker. "Well, with ProElite's assets, and, um, the fact that we already are Strikeforce, I think we're going to be the next Strikeforce. The Strikeforce of Strikeforces, if you will. Wait, now I'm confused..." The first rumored Strikeforce event on Showtime may be in April, and will feature Scott Smith against Benji Radach.

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