Wow, this is it. After tonight, Strikeforce is dead. Dead, dead, dead. So what should we do? In MMA we go the Lenin route, and we are fully prepared to display the corpse in a glass case for years to come. Instead of a touched up, embalmed carcass though, we will just place a bunch of videos from some of our favorite Strikeforce moments over the years into this article. It’s less maintenance than beautifying a dead body for 90 years. Trust us (we know).
Below we will place a slew of Strikeforce fights and moments. Enough to eat up a decent chunk of time until tonight’s show is going full force (starting on Showtime Extreme at 7PM CST).
We’ll kick off (pun intended, high five) with Melvin Manhoef taking Robbie Lawler from Strikeforce: Miami. Maybe follow that one up with a bit of Fedor/Rogers, then take a look at Strikeforce: Hendo vs. Babalu II with a bunch of other great times mixed in for good measure, including picks from your friendly neighborhood MiddleEasy staff. We’ll stop in throughout the day to add more, just tell us what you want to see in the comment sections. Let’s turn this funeral into a party!
From Bauzen: When I saw Big Black from Rob & Big at the Fedor vs Rogers fight in Chicago – I immediately gave my camera to Scott Coker and told him to take a pic of me and Big Black. I then told him the pic was awful and he had to take another one. He did.
Scott Coker = President and all around solid wingman.
Note: Look for Bauzen cageside with his impressive camera.
Layzie’s favorite fight from Strikeforce (amongst the many Diaz/Ronda/Baroni/Shamrock moments): Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson II. One of the best fights from 2009 that just happened to be on the same card as a King Mo beatdown and Scott Smith’s epic comeback of Cung Le. And that ‘epic’ isn’t just being said, because ‘epic’ has been overused the last few years.
Hendo vs. Babalu II, AKA the night Stephen Quadros and Jason bonded over their love of videogames while watching a plethora of knockouts.
One of Zeus’ favorite moments features Nick Diaz pleading for his footwear.
One of Cat’s standout memories reminds us that sometimes these things happen in MMA.
We left out so many it’s ridiculous. STRIKEFORCE NEVER DIE!