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  1. ESPN primer: New Year's in Japan

    Jake Rossen

    If Ryan Seacrest happened to be a major celebrity in Japan, he would eventually be offered a substantial sum to be beaten severely in any number of the country's traditional New Year's Eve fighting events. The Japanese watch television in huge number...

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2010
  2. UFC/Strikeforce postmortem: Judge dread, knockouts, more

    Jake Rossen

    Among Mike Goldberg's usual duties -- sponsor plugs, broadcast generalship, tanning -- is reciting the standard "rules of the Octagon" narration over a graphic, which states points will be awarded "based on striking, grappling, aggression and Octagon...

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2010
  3. UFC/Strikeforce weekend primer

    Jake Rossen

    Saturday marks the first time the UFC and Strikeforce have aired live programming opposite one another, but there's really not much to be made of that: Showtime airs in only a fraction of the homes Spike does, making any real comparison of viewe...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  4. UFC/Strikeforce weekend primer

    Jake Rossen

    Saturday marks the first time the UFC and Strikeforce have aired live programming opposite one another, but there's really not much to be made of that: Showtime airs in only a fraction of the homes Spike does, making any real comparison of viewership...

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2010
  5. The case for cutting Herschel Walker

    Jake Rossen

    Dave Mandel/Sherdog.comHerschel Walker's fight-canceling cut might be the best thing that could've happened to Strikeforce.Strikeforce's Dec. 4 effort was harmed by the loss of Herschel Walker to a cut that required stitches. Walker, 48, was set...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  6. The case for cutting Herschel Walker

    Jake Rossen

    Strikeforce's Dec. 4 effort was harmed by the loss of Herschel Walker to a cut that required stitches. Walker, 48, was set to make his second appearance as a professional against unknown Scott Carson. Although staying healthy is the obvious goal in t...

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2010
  7. Fabricio Werdum takes a vacation

    Jake Rossen

    Dave Mandel/Sherdog.comAt what cost to Strikeforce is Fabricio Werdum's promotional freedom?The open-market contract in MMA has officially crossed over from suspect to a very bad idea: Fabricio Werdum has made "a couple of good contacts" overseas and...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  8. Fabricio Werdum takes a vacation

    Jake Rossen

    The open-market contract in MMA has officially crossed over from suspect to a very bad idea: Fabricio Werdum has made "a couple of good contacts" overseas and said he intends to fight for a foreign promotion before returning to Strikeforce in 2011. ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2010
  9. The consolidation of MMA

    Jake Rossen

    Like it or don't, but it might not be long before the UFC becomes as synonymous with MMA as the NFL is with football. Not in the Kleenex sense, in which one brand is confused with the many generics, but in a one-ring-to-rule-them-all scenario, Frodo-...

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2010
  10. Gina Carano making a comeback?

    Jake Rossen

    Terry Goodlad/Sherdog.comThere's no doubt the camera loves Gina Carano, but what about the cage?On a weekday edition of the Savage Dog Show, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker indicated that Gina Carano will make a return to the ring in 2011. This is after ...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  11. Gina Carano making a comeback?

    Jake Rossen

    On a weekday edition of the Savage Dog Show, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker indicated that Gina Carano will make a return to the ring in 2011. This is after Carano (A) was horrifically abused by Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos in an August 2009 title fight an...

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2010
  12. Strikeforce versus Bellator

    Jake Rossen

    "Sleep on it" is some of the best advice you could ever give or get. Something that seems like a good idea early in the day will often become suspect with the benefit of a little hindsight. (If you happen to be Tito Ortiz, take a week.)Bellator CEO B...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  13. Strikeforce versus Bellator

    Jake Rossen

    "Sleep on it" is some of the best advice you could ever give or get. Something that seems like a good idea early in the day will often become suspect with the benefit of a little hindsight. (If you happen to be Tito Ortiz, take a week.) Bellator CEO...

    Blog | Conversation | October 31, 2010
  14. Strikeforce's co-promotional woes

    Jake Rossen

    Dave Mandel/Sherdog.comDoes Eddie Alvarez have the power to singlehandedly bring down Strikeforce? Not likely.The concept of "co-promotion" remains the biggest pipe dream in prizefighting. (Even though it happened years too late, I remain amazed HBO ...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  15. Strikeforce's co-promotional woes

    Jake Rossen

    The concept of "co-promotion" remains the biggest pipe dream in prizefighting. (Even though it happened years too late, I remain amazed HBO and Showtime got together to promote the Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis bout in 2002; it was the equivalent of Coke s...

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2010
  16. The Herschel Walker experiment

    Jake Rossen

    Whether or not it has been by design, Herschel Walker is exactly the kind of story the media will eat with a bib on: The former NFL star is an admitted dissociative personality who sometimes goes days without eating, does hundreds of sit-ups and push...

    Blog | Conversation | October 13, 2010