Coker: Let the Strikeforce guys fight the UFC guys

by Ben Fowlkes | source: mmafighting.com
 

"I think, you know what? Let the Strikeforce guys fight the UFC guys," Coker said. "I'd love to see it. To me, Alistair Overeem versus Cain Velasquez? Let's do it. Or Fedor fighting Brock Lesnar. ...There's nothing to say these guys can't fight each other."

According to Coker, the contracts in place aren't standing in the way, nor is Strikeforce's relationship with Showtime. As for whether these cross-promotional fights will take place on a UFC pay-per-view or on Showtime, however, is still "something that we'll have to work out," he said.

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KingstonHawke site profile image  

4/11/11 8:32 AM by KingstonHawke

I think the UFC should just cut guys faster... like Lytle, Hardy, etc. And Strikeforce should sign those guys right away. I'd love to see Hardy vs Diaz. Or Harris vs any of there MWs.

KingstonHawke site profile image  

4/11/11 8:32 AM by KingstonHawke

I think the UFC should just cut guys faster... like Lytle, Hardy, etc. And Strikeforce should sign those guys right away. I'd love to see Hardy vs Diaz. Or Harris vs any of there MWs.

goeb site profile image  

4/11/11 3:13 AM by goeb

I think this definitely needs to happen for some of the champs. HW is busy with the tournament but Melendez, Diaz and even Jacare don't really have opponents. UFC can bring some pretty god opponents to face those guys. guillard vs. Melendez would be awesome.Diaz vs. Alves?Jacare vs. Munoz?Just ones off the top of my head, these are good fighters who will definitely test out the champs.

The Last Emperor site profile image  

4/11/11 12:02 AM by The Last Emperor

I think Melendez is the best LW in the world right now and would most likely destroy any LW in the UFC.

Misoza site profile image  

4/10/11 8:03 PM by Misoza

That would indeed be pretty sick.

BC Brackett site profile image  

4/10/11 7:54 PM by BC Brackett

I would be so stoked to see this happen! Dana do it!!

Whambo site profile image  

4/10/11 7:51 PM by Whambo

they need to bring in a UFC LW to challenge Melendez IMO

slamming site profile image  

4/10/11 7:50 PM by slamming

It just doesnt make sense from a business standpoint.1) Having these fights on either promotion's banner will only serve to devalue the organisation not hosting the fights.2) Having one organisation's fighters lose to the others only devalues that organisation.I dont understand why Zuffa would try do this. They still view and will always view the UFC as the premier promotion. Zero sum gain for them.

orcus site profile image  

4/10/11 7:46 PM by orcus

Aren't the Strikeforce contracts non-exclusive? Or is that only as concerns fighting in non-U.S. orgs?