Whenever a fight ends with a swift kick to the liver in any combat discipline, you can be sure one man is laying on the canvas in severe pain, and somewhere in the world, Bas Rutten has just knocked over a barstool in sheer excitement. It’s a similar reaction the entire MiddleEasy team shares whenever a new interview with Wallid Ismail surfaces on YouTube. All of you should react similarly in either situation. If there isn’t a barstool to knock over, hurling any inanimate object at a wall or punching your favorite teddy bear will suffice, so long as you do something Bas Rutten would do. TheFightNerd recently caught up with Bas and asked him what he thinks about the future of Strikeforce, as well as the future of Fedor’s career. Here’s what he had to say.