Couture: Strikeforce will get plucked and absorbed

source: The Underground

A semi-epically bearded Randy Couture appeared recently on MMA Uncensored, and discussed among other things a matter near to his heart - Strikeforce, where his son Ryan currently fights in the Lightweight division.

Couture was asked about the future of Strikeforce; his answer was not hopeful.

"I know the Showtime relationship with Zuffa has been rocky," explained Couture. "I know they hoped to renew that relationship and build that relationship, but they weren't able to pull that off. I think you're gonna see the Strikeforce guys absorbed and plucked like they did the WEC.

"So, then the question is, is Ryan gonna be one of those guys they want to keep, or is he gonna be one of those guys that gets cut loose? Where are we gonna go with him? The Showtime contract's up this year, so early next year, I think you'll see something happen."



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10/29/12 9:23 AM by BrokeFitch

didn't need handy for this conclusion!

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10/29/12 7:40 AM by CindyO

I have missed you, boy! Where have you been???   Cindy

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10/28/12 7:12 AM by bhealthy

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10/27/12 10:39 PM by MMALOGIC

a free ad supported model will never replace the ppv model... a paid subscription model will likely replace the ppv model and even then there may still be a few huge fights that will still be pay per view.  

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10/27/12 9:33 PM by Alpha World Peace

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10/27/12 9:27 PM by CindyO

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10/27/12 9:16 PM by smokapotamis

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10/27/12 8:14 PM by mmavixen

I cancelled SHO and then I'll order it again in January if SF has another fight. I spend too much on PPV as it is, so this was a good way to cut costs.   Also, it made more sense to pay for Showtime when they also aired "Strikeforce: Challengers" and the random M1 card here and there. (especially when Vinny was an M1 fighter).

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10/27/12 8:00 PM by fayceofff

Me, too. If they get rid of SF I'll save 15 bucks a month...