Strikeforce plans three title fights for April 17

by Michael David Smith | source: mmafighting.com
 

The April 17 Strikeforce may feature:
Herschel Walker returning to the cage; in addition to
a lightweight title fight of Gilbert Melendez vs. Shinya Aoki;
a light heavyweight title fight of Gegard Mousasi vs. Mo Lawal; and,
a middleweight title fight of Jake Shields vs. Dan Henderson for the main event.

One CBS source said he was "hoping but not holding [his] breath" that Walker would fight on the April 17 card in Nashville.

As great as those other three fights are for hard-core MMA fans, there are potential problems with having three title fights on one card. Broadcasting live MMA is always a tricky endeavor because the length of fights is unpredictable, but on this card, officials are particularly concerned about the possibility that all three title fights could go the full five rounds, making it nearly impossible to fit them all into a two-hour show. Or, conversely, CBS might allot more time for the Strikeforce broadcast -- but then all three fights could end in the first round, and CBS would find itself scrambling to fill time.

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3/3/10 10:47 PM by hungryj

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3/3/10 10:47 PM by hungryj

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3/3/10 9:14 PM by liquidrob

also, lol @ anyone complaining about someone not deserving a title shot in this sport, guys get title shots all the time that dont deserve in every org, don't act there is some type of system for people getting title shots in MMA

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3/3/10 9:14 PM by liquidrob

also, lol @ anyone complaining about someone not deserving a title shot in this sport, guys get title shots all the time that dont deserve in every org, don't act there is some type of system for people getting title shots in MMA

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3/3/10 9:10 PM by liquidrob

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3/3/10 9:10 PM by liquidrob

King Mo is an actually a 'world class' wrestler unlike everyone who gets labeled world class in this sport

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3/3/10 9:08 PM by Musashi

Mo is ELITE imo. Just wait until he starts fighting some bigger names.

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3/3/10 9:08 PM by Musashi

Mo is ELITE imo. Just wait until he starts fighting some bigger names.

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3/3/10 8:42 PM by 56sav

If they have the May event in San Jose I'm going to need a change of pants!

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3/3/10 8:42 PM by 56sav

If they have the May event in San Jose I'm going to need a change of pants!