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Miller & Shields Plan To Hype The Hell Out of CBS Fight, Coker Wants Unified Strikeforce/Dream Titles


(It’s not a damn library, Mayhem. For the last time, buy something or get out.)

Strikeforce put Jake Shields and “Mayhem” Miller on a media conference call today in order to get one thing straight: you’d have to be a real jerk to miss their fight on the Nov. 7 Chicago event on CBS.  Okay, so they didn’t word it exactly like that, but Miller came close, saying that he can’t be blamed if MMA fans don’t watch because, “I’m Twittering, MySpacing and Facebooking. I’m out there. I might as well be spray painting about it on walls.”  When reached for comment about that last remark, Jeff Monson issued a prolonged, cold stare before slowly shaking his head and then disappearing into the night. 

This card also has that whole Fedor Emelianenko/Brett Rogers thing going on, but Strikeforce is drawing the heat where it can for right now.  Something about Fedor’s blank facial expressions and cryptic Russian phrases don’t translate well on conference calls, and Rogers is most likely trying not to give away any more vital parts of his game plan.  Instead, Scott Coker had to answer some hard questions about what’s going on with Strikeforce’s contracts, particularly with their champions (looking at you, Overeem).

Naturally, Coker isn’t about to divulge all the details of his various fighter contracts, but he did acknowledge that some of them might need a little tweaking and claimed that Strikeforce was trying to “clean it up.”  He also said he expects Overeem to finally defend his heavyweight title in early 2010, adding that ideally a champion in the organization would put the belt up for grabs “at least twice a year.”  Since Overeem hasn’t defended his belt at all over the last two years, looks like he has a busy 2010 ahead of him as he tries to make up for lost time.

Coker is also interested in using the Strikeforce/Dream alliance to create unified titles: 

“I think that one of the reasons why we made the alliance is so we can see some of the best fighters of Dream fight the best fighters of Strikeforce. Unifying those title belts, I have no problem with that. As a fan and as a company, we would definitely like to pursue that.”

As a fan and a website, we would definitely like to see it.  Just think how awesome it would be to see Shinya Aoki and Josh Thomson (once he heals up) go at it for the unified lightweight strap.  And Marius Zaromskis could absolutely do some work in Strikeforce’s newly-awesome welterweight division.  And Bob Sapp?  Well, maybe there are some openings for security guards.  Preferrably one of the posts where there isn’t a lot of walking or standing involved.  We don’t want him getting winded on the job.

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Wads- October 15, 2009 at 9:14 pm
"When reached for comment about that last remark, Jeff Monson issued a prolonged, cold stare before slowly shaking his head and then disappearing into the night."

This quote is hilarious until you think about it actually happening to you. Jeff Monson can spray paint your soul just by mean muggin.
Mike Milbury- October 15, 2009 at 8:14 am
Not to knock Mayhem (Since I find he's a hilarious goof. In a good way), promoting on the internet for the hardcores is not going to help much. They already know about the event and are going to watch it regardless.

Shields and Mayhem need to somehow reach the casuals. The only thing I can think of is Mayhem slipping in some references on Bully Beatdown, though I'm sure all that stuff is well past post-production.

Of course, they wouldn't have to do this if CBS actually promoted properly and/or Coker was a little more assertive with them with getting some promos out.
Dexter- October 15, 2009 at 7:55 am
GEE
thank you!
i like Diaz but he can not beat GSP i mean what is this dude talking about? how does REJO see this fight going down??
Nick gets a take down? no
nick subs GSP from the bottom? no
nick out strikes gsp? no
i gotta go burn!
GEE-yuh-TEEN- October 15, 2009 at 6:24 am
@Rejo If you're talking about quick rolling a joint, you're right. GSP and Marius couldn't hold a candle (and a spoon and leather belt) to Diaz.

But if you're talking about fighting... GSP would pummel Nick before Nate can give him a 'Stockton Hey Buddy'.
Rejo- October 15, 2009 at 6:12 am
Nate, I have to disagree with you. I may not get many to agree, but I don't see anyone at 170 that can beat Nick right now. That includes Marius or even GSP.
J-Dog- October 15, 2009 at 6:05 am
@Goat

No way man... BF has great Jew-Jitsu
Old_Bald_and_Irish- October 15, 2009 at 5:49 am
LOL at Dreamforce and Strikedream!
Eyes red as Fedor- October 14, 2009 at 9:51 pm
I'd much rather see *STRIKEDREAM* or better yet, the ultra brutal yet hilariously silly ***DREAMSTRIKE*** Throw a lightning bolt in there somewhere and send me my royalty cheque.
danomite- October 14, 2009 at 7:57 pm
how the hell is justin wren listed as 6'3" and he looks like he's the same height as Rashad
Miles- October 14, 2009 at 7:10 pm
I would love to see Diaz vs Zaromskis
kill it- October 14, 2009 at 7:09 pm
I need 4 red bulls and 6 pills of No-Doze just to watch Mayhem. The dude is so hyper I bet he pre-cums sugar.
Sakuraba3900- October 14, 2009 at 6:31 pm
BRING MINOWAMAN TO THE STATES!!!!
Mex- October 14, 2009 at 6:13 pm
Coincidentally the page he's at now has an ad for ADHD medication that's the same image as the cover photo.
ktronics- October 14, 2009 at 5:52 pm
Don't get too upset with Mayhem, he's just looking at the pictures anyway.
One Two- October 14, 2009 at 5:44 pm
Nice mayhem surefire way to pick up chicks just hope he didn't pull a hank moody and bang a sixteen year old.
NateGetsIrate- October 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm
Looks like Meat Missle is on this card, also. Awesome!
GetUpAndKill- October 14, 2009 at 4:08 pm
Hold on...I've got the best name for the merger that will inspire this wonderful prospect into fruition and symbolize the spirit of the amalgamation: *****DREAMFORCE*****
Genius I tell you.
Goat- October 14, 2009 at 3:57 pm
Jeff Monson later reappeared and North-South choked Ben F into a living death.
NateGetsIrate- October 14, 2009 at 3:36 pm
Marius Zaromskis would destroy Nick Diaz. And what?
Osama- October 14, 2009 at 3:25 pm
Interesting how Bob Sapp went from being a dangerous heavyweight, almost killing Nogueira, to a guy who gets beat up by LHW and MW fighters.
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