When I think of Strikeforce I think of:
-Gilbert Melendez making a name for himself, losing the title, and then finally getting his revenge in one of the best fights of 2009
-Cung Le's path of destruction and then proving the doubters wrong against Frank Shamrock
-As previously mentioned, Frank Shamrock carrying the promotion on his back at times. Acting as a commentator, co-creator, and most importantly, fighter.
-When they acquired Elite XC's assets and became the most viable #2 promotion in MMA we had seen in a long time.
-Nick Diaz continuing his run and reasserting himself as one of the most exciting fighters in MMA
-The Brawl in Nashville
-Signing Fedor. Fedor/Rogers on CBS. The Werdum fight. Bigfoot. Hendo. Amazing fights
-The beginning of the Heavyweight GP and the buzz surrounding it. I attended the opening round in NJ in person and it was insane.
-The emergence of Ronda Rousey
-So many great fights and finishes
Gonna be a sad day, but the fighters deserve this move to the UFC. SF has always delivered and I'm expecting nothing different come Saturday night.