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

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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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