GP winner may be next SF hwt champion

by Dann Stupp | source:

Following Alistair Overeem's release from the organization this past week, Strikeforce officials are tight-lipped about what's next for his vacated title and have announced no formal plans.

But not surprisingly, the organization's heavyweight grand prix could play a factor in the ultimate decision.

Could a new champ come from the grand prix's final four? The field, of course, includes a solid group including Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Sergei Kharitonov and Overeem replacement fighter Daniel Cormier.

"Yeah, certainly," Coker told "What we're going to do is circle back in the offices next week, and then hopefully we'll have an announcement as to how the next champion will be crowned."

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tags: Strikeforce   Alistair Overeem (detail)  


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JerodR site profile image  

8/1/11 2:52 AM by JerodR

Who cares...just another paper champ at the end of the day. With Overeem out it is the only obvious solution but it will be bitter sweet for the winner. That being said they might as well give Barnett his belt now.

Teh Spider site profile image  

7/31/11 5:22 PM by Teh Spider

Haha exactly

forrestfan site profile image  

7/31/11 5:18 PM by forrestfan

How it should have been from the beginning anyway.

molsonmuscle360 site profile image  

7/31/11 5:18 PM by molsonmuscle360

Gee, ya think? In other breaking Underground News: The Sky is blue and Dana White likes to say "Fuck"

Radio Raheem site profile image  

7/31/11 5:17 PM by Radio Raheem

 "Might" be?   'The fuck else are they gonna do with this tournament

FryedTakayama site profile image  

7/31/11 5:17 PM by FryedTakayama

Called it if happens :)