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5/12/12 8:25 PM
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Officials have maintained that the Strikeforce world heavyweight grand prix winner will get another Strikeforce fight – informally referred to as the "plus-one" fight – but Coker said nothing definitive has been decided beyond that.

"There have been some preliminary conversations, but as you can imagine, it depends on who wins and if there are any injuries ... (and) any injuries to other fighters that we might be looking to come fight the winner," Coker said. "That's something that we could probably have a better picture of once the fight's over and see if there are any injuries."

"Me? I do not care," said Barnett. "It does not matter. I've got to beat Daniel Cormier, and then after that I'm sure there will be somebody else, and whatever they're doing someplace else, more power to them."

"Scott Coker, everybody at Zuffa's done a great job of letting us know that after this fight you aren't going over," he said. "You know that you have to fight in Strikeforce, so my idea that I have this fight and another one in Strikeforce. Whatever happens after that happens."

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Strikeforce: "Barnett vs. Cormier"
Sat., May 19, 2012
HP Pavilion in San Jose, California
Live 10 p.m. ET on Showtime


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Against who? theres no one of consequence left in Strikeforce.

THey should bothe be in the UFC immediately after this.

Why is Zuffa not getting this? STRIKEFORCE IS DEAD ENOUGH SWINGING THE DEAD CAT AROUND!
5/12/12 8:54 PM
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ChaosOverkill - Against who? theres no one of consequence left in Strikeforce.

THey should bothe be in the UFC immediately after this.

Why is Zuffa not getting this? STRIKEFORCE IS DEAD ENOUGH SWINGING THE DEAD CAT AROUND!
They are aware. Dana is letting SF bleed out instead of chopping off the head

Its sad because SF is way better than the ufc Phone Post
5/12/12 9:00 PM
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Didn't Strikeforce announce they would be dissolving their heavyweight division after this tourney? I thought that's why the UFC has brought over so many of them recently... Bigfoot Silva, Werdum and Overoids from the top tier, and even second stringers like del Rosario, Lavar Johnson, Chad Griggs. Who's left of any consequence?
5/12/12 9:07 PM
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It's easy to see why SF fell so far behind the UFC with Coker at the helm. He had one great idea: The HW Grand Prix and literally every decision he's made since then has been bad.

There must have been something in the buyout contract about keeping Coker on because he seems completely clueless and indecisive, for starters.
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Are they gonna bring Fedor in one last time? Cuz if not who the fuck else??? Just wouldn't make sense IMO. Phone Post
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Put overeem back in there to defend his heavyweight belt. Phone Post
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KoschecksBustedOrbital -  Fedor
Why?
Honest question.

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ChaosOverkill - Against who? theres no one of consequence left in Strikeforce.

THey should bothe be in the UFC immediately after this.

Why is Zuffa not getting this? STRIKEFORCE IS DEAD ENOUGH SWINGING THE DEAD CAT AROUND!
They are aware. Dana is letting SF bleed out instead of chopping off the head

Its sad because SF is way better than the ufc Phone Post


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KoschecksBustedOrbital -  Fedor
Why?
Honest question.

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"This is where you get angry, for no reason, and say something really bright like "Because it's Fedor"."

Yeah... Basically, there is no actual reason.
Because SHOWTIME not ZUFFA owe Fedor one more fight that's why. Phone Post
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it seems like the reason is that Showtime wants some level of quality maintained as part of the deal to keep the org alive.

UFC already took a lot away from the org; they owe it to Showtime to keep at least a few known guys over there.


The other possibility is, if you read between the lines, they are waiting to see who wins because they want Cormier and don't want Josh. Josh is difficult to deal with, has the drug issues and has been anti-UFC for a long time. He is most likely not a true contender to be champion anymore.
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Why?
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Because its Fedor
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Embarrassing... You must not have much respect for Fedor as a fighter, if you think standards should be lowered on his behalf.

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Embarrassing... You must not have much respect for Fedor as a fighter, if you think standards should be lowered on his behalf.

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Okay, you convinced me. Good work buddy.

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Can't remember and can't find anywhere else...is Cormier-Barnett 5 rounds? Phone Post
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Haadogei - it seems like the reason is that Showtime wants some level of quality maintained as part of the deal to keep the org alive.

UFC already took a lot away from the org; they owe it to Showtime to keep at least a few known guys over there.


The other possibility is, if you read between the lines, they are waiting to see who wins because they want Cormier and don't want Josh. Josh is difficult to deal with, has the drug issues and has been anti-UFC for a long time. He is most likely not a true contender to be champion anymore.


I agreed with everything you said right up until your last sentence. There is zero evidence that Barnett is not every bit as good as he ever was, and in the UFC he'd be right up in the mix just like Cain, Mir, and JDS. So would Cormier. Hell, I'd give Barnett more of a shot of beating JDS than Mir (though not by much).
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Get ready Tim, I have a feeling your chance at a UFC contract is coming.

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dbeedy - Put overeem back in there to defend his heavyweight belt. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


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