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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