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Hey, At Least Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Tournament Has a Date Set for its Finale

(We know Josh, we’re frustrated too.) 

I’m going to level with you for a second, Potato Nation. As I write this, it’s nearing five o’clock on what has been a dull and dreary Friday here in the Adirondacks. I’ve spent nearly all of my money on a bunch of ill-advised Christmas gifts and I’m looking to throw the rest into a bar tab starting pronto, so I apologize for my rather apathetic candor whilst delivering this news.

It has recently been announced that a date for the long anticipated finals of Strikeforce’s heavyweight tournament has been set at last, and a location has also been determined. March 3rd, at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. UFC/ PRIDE veteran Josh Barnett will face undefeated prospect Daniel Cormier. In two and a half freaking months. If you recall, this Goddamned tournament began over 10 months ago.

Though I have few doubts that the fight will be anything but a barnburner, I just can’t seem to get all that excited for a match that determines the kingpin of a division that won’t even exist next year. It’s the same reason that I cannot watch an episode of Community anymore without feeling this heavy, sickening sense of resentment in the back of my mind. So, again, I apologize for my lack of much-needed hype for this event, but I’ve already forgotten what I was writing about.

So…who do you…and how…


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Dan The Viking- December 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm
lol @ chin in my eye.
ccman- December 16, 2011 at 11:11 pm
@ fried. Carmen knows. Trust me she knows.
Todd M- December 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm
^ Ha, Cormier knocks out Barnett.
djp1988- December 16, 2011 at 6:20 pm
"What happened to you, Strikeforce Tournament? You used to be cool."
"Dude! I'm still cool!"
"Naw man... You changed."
mmacanada- December 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm
Does anyone else have the feeling since jds is likely sidelined for a few that the winner of overeem lesnar is fighting the winner of Cormier Barnett. I think it quite logical but then again who am I?
mcw89138- December 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm
Given how terrible the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament and the Showtime "Super Six" boxing tournament have both been, I'm convinced fighting tournaments in the US just aren't meant to be. Because US state athletic regulations prohibit a tournament from occuring in a single night, these events take way, way too long to play out, and during that time, guys inevitably get hurt and drop out, fights get messed up due to contract disputes, up-and-comers who weren't invited to the tournament start to look better than the aging fighters in the tournament, etc.
DangadaDang- December 16, 2011 at 4:10 pm
I'm from Mayfield, if you haven't heard of it I wouldn't be surprised.
It's because I've been chained to the floor in the basement of CP headquarters for over a week now. But I'm FINALLY FREE!! TO THE NEAREST DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT!
smellypiratehooker- December 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm
Quite the Dangathon we've been having lately
ssquared22- December 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm
I should say something about finally having a Grand Prix Final date, but I am more curious as to where you are in the Adirondacks. I'm from Saratoga, so I have family from up north.
Chin In Eye- December 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm
6 tournaments and a division!
ArmFarmer- December 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm
Considering this is the same organization that went 3 years without a heavyweight title fight.. I don't see what the big deal is.
Fried Taco- December 16, 2011 at 2:42 pm
I do myself with the five-finger death grip. Carmen helps, although she doesn't know it.