Gurgel: Winners at Strikeforce Saturday get UFC contract, losers don't


The stakes are clearly laid out for the fighters competing this weekend at "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine," according to Jorge Gurgel.

"The winners go back to the UFC, and the losers get released, just like that," the veteran told

For Gurgel, who meets promotional newcomer and fellow lightweight Adriano Martins at Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City, that means returning to a promotion that released him five years ago.

"Come ready because I'm angry," Gurgel offered Adriano Martins, his opponent Saturday. "You never fought in America before. I'm going to give you a nice welcome to the U.S.A., brother."

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1/10/13 12:04 PM by Card

Use your BJJ Gurgel!

chaplinshouse site profile image  

1/10/13 10:58 AM by chaplinshouse

so ug news went out of their way to capture that still from a video to use here? someone definitely doesn't care for jorge!  seriously it looks like he's being fisted by an octopus

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1/10/13 10:08 AM by mmavixen

No, he said on the MMA hour that he comes back to the UFC, win or lose.

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1/10/13 10:07 AM by mmavixen

Thts shot is from his video with Zoila.  Not flattering.

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1/10/13 10:06 AM by mmavixen

Legit LOL

chaplinshouse site profile image  

1/10/13 9:59 AM by chaplinshouse

why does ug news have to use a pic of gurgel looking like he just realized he left the stove on.  not a gurgel fan?

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1/10/13 8:33 AM by Authority Figure


JROTT site profile image  

1/10/13 8:14 AM by JROTT

Unfortunately this is a description of every gurgel fight that I can think of.. I gotta say though, his face heals well!

BigDawgCrab site profile image  

1/10/13 8:11 AM by BigDawgCrab

Has anyone ever seen his "world class BJJ"????

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1/10/13 7:56 AM by Y2JB

I wonder if Gurgel will employ his normal strategy of allowing his opponent to pound his face into burger meat for three round before losing a lopsided decision? The plan is 100% reliable and just needs to be tweaked to somehow result in victory.


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