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If You Thought Strikeforce Should Try Harder, This Video Will Change Your Mind

Come on, Strikeforce. A simple MOM MADE PIZZA ROLLS would have been far less embarrassing

You know what? I honestly try to be optimistic about the future of Strikeforce. Even when the promotion is hemorrhaging money, even when their website is reduced to an MS Word document, I want to believe that the promotion is run by competent individuals who will find a way to keep it alive.

And then I see the vignette made to promote the upcoming “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy” on July 14, and feel stupid for learning nothing from the death of WCW. Case in point:

Strikeforce is attempting to promote an upcoming Middleweight Title Fight between their champion, Luke Rockhold, and the incredibly badass Army Ranger Tim Kennedy. So naturally, the promotion decides that they absolutely cannot promote this fight without bringing in Frank Shamrock. ”But maybe Frank Shamrock will go somewhere with this,” you probably aren’t thinking. “Maybe it won’t be completely terrible.”

Well, if you actually were thinking that beforehand, you immediately felt stupid when Frank Shamrock essentially called both the organization’s champion and number one contender pussies who can’t promote a fight. Shamrock then tries to solve the whole “Neither of you is a villain” problem by making both men villains (or “villains”) with comical (“comical”) results.

Well, that settles it. Frank Shamrock says there’s no reason to watch, so I’m going to just take his word for it. What about the rest of you, though? Did this generate any interest for you in Rockhold vs. Kennedy, or are you just waiting for Strikeforce to go under?

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Mr_Misanthropy- June 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm
This video is worse than cheezburger.
boomer- June 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm
also, from now on stick to just reporting MMA news CP, no one comes here to read the opinions of a bunch of douche bags who have never even come close to getting in a fight, let alone taking part in one. shut the fuck up, your not funny.
boomer- June 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm
ok CP, i read your whole article thinking this video would suck the big one but was actually the complete opposite. you could tell they where having a good time and just trying something different to promote some fights. I used to like this place, now i just come for the free coffee. suck my balls CagePotato
axelandkim- June 20, 2012 at 8:53 am
two thumbs up just for trying. i actually liked it, it was funny
Cornerman- June 19, 2012 at 11:55 pm
I approve of this video
...and of Franks new grill
..and of yoga in the park
.and FIGHTS!!!!!
Get Off Me- June 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm
Strikeforce=Showtime...As long as Showtime contract last's, that is how long Strikeforce will last...this deathwatch thing is so ignorant, SF signed a deal with Showtime into 2014. I motion for CP BAN on "Deathwatch", let the thumbs be the judge.
Mr_Misanthropy- June 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm
I'm still on the fence as to whether I should shell out 40 bucks for the cheap seats or go see Autopsy instead. I think my chances of avoiding the BathSaltZombie Apocalypse are actually better at a death metal concert.
J. Jones- June 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm
A million thumbs up for Autopsy. *Throws Mental Funeral on*
SquidInk- June 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm
It wasn't great, but it wasn't the pinnacle of suck that you made it out to be either.
hbhslucky13- June 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm
Props to Showtime for trying something new. It was alright, I am very disappoint in CP's writing.
DDT- June 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm
It was kinda dumb but kinda funny at the same time. Put me down for a like. Plus this video is all over the place today so it seems to be effective.
Suck it CP.
ArmFarmer- June 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm
I hated it, but i hate everything.
Deadpanda- June 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm
I do think that is riding the line of 'trying to hard' but you have to remember that they're marketing to Showtime. It had some funny parts & both guys do kind of seem like 'good dudes.' So why promote a grudge match when you can play of each man's vanilla...ness?
Deadpanda- June 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm
play off of*
SocraticMethod- June 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm
I actually liked it too. I especially liked Frank coming back and yelling "What the F are you doing?" And I liked their matching jump suits. They should wear matching jump suits for their cage walks. And for the fight too, actually.
eatthecage- June 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm
I thought it was funny..
FilmDrunk- June 19, 2012 at 11:55 am
At least Frank finally got his fucking braces off. If this video had been him taking them around town to race bumper cars, break into the town pool, etc., all set to "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" a la Gene Hackman in Royal Tenenbaums, this would've been the tits.
Fried Taco- June 19, 2012 at 11:48 am
Video would have been better if it showed them kicking the shit out of Frank.
qwerty- June 19, 2012 at 11:10 am
Tough words coming from the publishers of the "Keyboard Warrior" series. The above is a promo vid I at least actually watched, and it was funny. For guys who complain so much about the numerous cliches that are constantly referenced in this sports media and promotions, I'd think you'd have the sense to embrace it...
Flaneritz- June 19, 2012 at 11:09 am
The loser of this fight should be forced to chop off his shitty hair cut."there's only enough room in here for one of these boy cuts"
Sho Nuff- June 19, 2012 at 11:05 am
I don't know, I thought it was pretty funny. Not everything has to have flying skulls, monster truck voiceovers, and Joe Rogan screaming over highlight reels.
DangadaDang- June 19, 2012 at 11:04 am
I'll admit, I lol'ed when Frank asked what the fuck they were doing.
Tim Sylvia 1 P4P EVA- June 19, 2012 at 10:50 am