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Even More Strikeforce Notes: Galvao, Couture, Shamrock + More

(Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo trade places. Ranallo is chubby. Frank has braces. Hilarity *almost* ensues.)

— After jiu-jitsu badass Andre Galvao (3-0) finishes his current run in DREAM’s welterweight GP, he’ll be heading over to Strikeforce to shake shit up in their 170-pound division. The seven-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion is currently training at the new Black House facility in Los Angeles, and will be working out with Anderson Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza for his next DREAM tournament bout on July 20th. Jake Shields, you’ve been put on notice.

— In an effort to make tomorrow night’s lightweight scrap between Gilbert Melendez and Rodrigo Damm a little more interesting, the winner will be named Strikeforce’s interim world lightweight champion. (Are you psyched yet?) The interim champ will face the actual lightweight champion, Josh Thomson, as soon as the Punk’s leg is healed.

Kim "Sugar Free" Couture will compete next on the main card of Strikeforce’s first "Challenger Series" event, which will take place May 15th in Fresno, California, and will be broadcast on Showtime. Couture will take on the very-tough Miesha Tate (5-1) in the up-and-comers event, which will be headlined by a fight between undefeated lightweight Billy Evangelista and BJ Penn student Mike Aina.

— We’ll leave you with this quote from Frank Shamrock’s Yardbarker blog: "its time to get serious. i am taking off to the hotel and getting ready to cut some weight. i was 185.2 when i got up so its nothing of a cut. looking forwrd to that BARBQ after. nick is gonna die. i love this sport."

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Redmoose- April 10, 2009 at 4:33 pm
Mauro Ranallo is the Baha Men of MMA.
WhaT?- April 10, 2009 at 2:35 pm
So does Shamrock have to use 2 mouthpieces? If not, one good shot to the kisser is going to destroy his lip.
rampaging- April 10, 2009 at 1:54 pm
I can't stand Mauro's commentary. His voice is extremely obnoxious and he won't shut-up with his weak-ass verbiage. Seriously, I can't watch a fight he commentates. Hey Mauro'n, take a short walk off a steep cliff. Hopefully, that will shut your mouth . . . Fuksake, you're annoying!
N2IT- April 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm
i wanna cream all over Mauro's tits
NotStudying- April 10, 2009 at 1:28 pm
ShowTime is taking a step in the right directions in terms of PR hahah
NotStudying- April 10, 2009 at 1:28 pm
I gotta admit, that was pretty funny.
Mauro Ranallo - April 10, 2009 at 1:08 pm
Holy Knockout Batman, I am Retarded!!
Stevextreme- April 10, 2009 at 12:56 pm
Nick Diaz responding to Frank's blog... "I might die Saturday, but at least i don't have a tooth growing out of my eye!"
BJ Shamrock- April 10, 2009 at 12:20 pm
"To the death, [Nick Diaz]! To the death! I'm not going to stop."
Richard Tucker- April 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm
And Mauro Ranallo is a fat slob.
Richard Tucker- April 10, 2009 at 12:13 pm
Miesha Tate is going to rape Kim Couture.