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StrikeForce; Scott Coker waiting until the beginning of the year to make decisions on Nick Diaz and Jason “Mayhem” Miller
“You have to look at a fight between Nick Diaz and Jason “Mayhem” Miller from all different angles. Would it be a fun fight to promote? Sure. I think we should wait until the beginning of the year, and let’s have another conversation on that because with Miller and Diaz I just couldn’t imagine the extra security that I’d probably need to get to make that fight happen… Nick, he could also fight some catchweight fights. I think there’s some fights ahead of him that we would love to promote. He just came off a pretty brutal fight with K.J., so let him rest till the beginning of the year, and we can start having conversations about his next opponent, maybe the turning of 2011… For Mayhem, we’ve got some great fights for him ahead. We’re going to promote all those fights. I saw him fight in Japan against (Kazushi) Sakuraba, I was pretty impressed. I think he’s getting better and better with every fight.”
Scott Coker talks to MMAWeekly.com about a possible fight between Nick Diaz and Jason “Mayhem” Miller, as well as the other options they’ve got for both fighters.
I’m sure we all remember when Josh Barnett was going to fight Fedor in the Affliction main event. But due to the pre-fight drug testing that Barnett failed the fight never happened, and Affliction then closed their doors to promoting fights. Josh Barnett quoted, “I spoke with several other companies prior to this, and what kind of visibility they were able to offer, and what they could offer in terms of opponents, and just keeping me active, my ability to do work outside of fighting, or even just fighting outside of that company, or professional wrestling work, or if I wanted to do any TV or movie work… When it comes down to it, the thing that matters most to me is being able to fight. I just want to make sure I can get out there and crack as many heads as possible… [Strikeforce’s visibility] matters big time, cause when I dislocate and tear somebody’s head completely off their shoulders and spew blood all over the ring, and then drink it, I want the whole world to see it. I’d love to fight on CBS. Punch somebody so hard that their eyeballs pop out of their head… In due time. There’s not too many people all that chomping at the bit and so ready to meet their death.”
Barnett talks with crude intentions, he seems very mad as if he is still on steroids. Barnett, just calm down train hard and keep your mouth shut.
We will have to see if Barnett keeps clean and trains without performance enhancing drugs. I think we all would like to see him fight as we missed the last main event due to his bad decision.
Paul Daley has finally signed on to fight for Strikeforce, according to Ariel Helwani at MMAFighting.com.
Daley’s signing comes just days after Jorge Masvidal’s signing was confirmed. Daley defeated Masvidal last weekend at Shark Fights 13 in Amarillo, Texas in his second fight since being released from the UFC.
The now infamous sucker punch came at UFC 113 in May in Montreal, where Josh Koscheck kept him on his back through three rounds to win a unanimous decision. When the final bell sounded, Daley chased after Koscheck and threw a final punch before the referee could stop him.
With that, UFC President Dana White said Daley would never again fight in the UFC, and the once very promising career for Daley in the UFC was over.
Daley’s contract is a multi-fight deal, though his debut has not yet been set. Daley said last week he’d like to fight Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz, and that fight could happen should Diaz get past K.J. Noons on October 9.