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Fedor vs. Rogers rumored for October 10th

Fedor vs. Rogers rumored for October 10th

Alright let me attempt to break this one down the best a guy who’s accidentally taken six vicodin can tell it. It’s rumored that Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers will go down October 10th in New Jersey. Now UFC is notorious for counter programming cards of other MMA organizations. We’ve seen it when the UFC counter programmed Affliction: Day of Reckoning with a replay of UFC 91 on Spike TV. More recently, the UFC counter-programmed Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg with the replay of Hendo’s knockout of Bisping (otherwise known as UFC 100). Now this is where it gets interesting…

WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson was scheduled to go down September 2nd but it was postponed due to…solar flares getting too close to the earth, we’re not sure (oh, Ben hurt his hand. We still like solar flares better). So the show was just recently rescheduled to October 10th. UFC held on to Lesnar/Carwin as a sure-shot way to counter-program the Rogers/Fedor card. Ever since the fight was announced, both camps discussed a potential November date for the fight. November, a month in which the UFC planned to have Carwin vs. Lesnar go down at UFC 106, specifically November 21st, 2009. With DirecTV dropping Versus (which axed all of our hopes of seeing Urijah Faber doing another one of those wild spinning back elbows), the potential audience for WEC 43 is going to take a critical hit. With Fedor/Rogers going down the same day as WEC 43, Strikeforce knows that ZUFFA will not counter program one of their own live programs with another prerecorded event. Due to a lack of counter-programming, Strikeforce: Rogers vs. Fedor will grab an enormously high audience share and the Strikeforce execs will consider it a huge success. There, now I can finally call poison control and have my stomach pumped.[Source

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