Coker: Will promote women's MMA for years

by Dann Stupp | source:

Strikeforce's female fighters should be able to sleep a little more soundly.

Despite some uncertainty following the UFC's recent acquisition of the promotion, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker today told Radio that women's MMA is here to stay.

That includes, he said, the issuing of contract extensions and the signing of new talent for the Strikeforce women's roster.

"Strikeforce is going to run just like it has been. We're going to move forward with women's MMA now and in future years from now."

"Female MMA works well for Showtime. That's our broadcast partner, and they have a lot of say in what we do."

"With the purchase, you may see some back-end changes. But at the end of the day, we're going to keep [promoting women's fights]."

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Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

4/14/11 6:07 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

I hope they do. I enjoy the women's fights on the Strikeforce cards.If Strikeforce does indeed stay its own separate entity, I think they will continue to feature them. I'm hoping the UFC doesnt absorb Strikeforce, and keeps it as a somewhat farm system for up and coming fighter, and fighters that have been "cut" and to try returning to the big show.

Fenix site profile image  

4/14/11 5:18 PM by Fenix

...or until daddy Dana White tells them stop after the merger is complete.

Tenor still 10ing site profile image  

4/14/11 5:00 PM by Tenor still 10ing

The life expectancy of Women's MMA is very short. Zuffa will never permit women into the UFC, and we all know Strikeforce is not going to be around beyond 2 years.I guess the women will be able to find small events to fight for, but the money will dry up substantially from where it is now.The already small talent pool will shrink up even further once Strikeforce is gone.

Sagiv Lapkin site profile image  

4/14/11 4:54 PM by Sagiv Lapkin

 "Strikeforce is going to run just like it has been." Business? as?? usual???