Strikeforce is in town! Hide your women and your valuables! Just kidding, Scott Coker doesn’t care about your valuables. The man drives around in a car fashioned from the bones of failed San Jose fighter wannabes, and this whole Fedor-heavyweight-tournament thing has him rolling in potential equity like never before. Which is why, as an MMA fan, you should get while the “getting” is good – and this week, that “getting” includes a “fan experience” thingy in Midtown, public weigh-ins, and a huge Strikeforce installment at the IZOD Center in New Jersey on Saturday night. Seriously, woot (!). Here’s the short list of what’s going down:
- Tuesday, Strikeforce Fan Experience at the Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street) – Come see all eight of the heavyweight tournament’s competitors as they have an open workout, sign autographs, take pics with fans, try out new standup comedy routines and recite spoken word poetry “slam” style.
- Wednesday, media press conference – This one isn’t open to the public, but it’s a good idea to keep on eye on Twitter while these are going on. You never know what bombshell is going to get dropped.
- Friday, official weigh-ins – This one is open to the public, so if you’re near the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, come on by. Maybe Fedor will step onto the scale wearing a sweater, maybe he’ll wear sweats. You never know!
- Saturday, Strikeforce’s “Fedor vs. Bigfoot” at the IZOD Center – Watch it on Showtime or watch it live. I don’t care! I’m going to be there liveblogging either way!