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Overeem and Werdum Want UFC Fights, Water Wet, Sky Blue

“Say ‘Cheese’ fellas!  We’re going to the UFC!  Drinks are on me tonight.”

You know, we haven’t always been as friendly and respectful to Scott Coker and company the past few years as we could have been. Some of you have even called us haters, right here to our damn faces. However, since this is CagePotato and not, and since most of you assholes come here because we’re assholes, we figure that’s just peachy. That said, Strikeforce does manage to put together some stacked shows, when they’re given enough time between events.

Case in point: Strikeforce’s June 18 show in Dallas boasts a boatload (a large boat, son) of names taking part in the Neverending Story that is the SF heavyweight Grand Prix. Overeem vs Werdum is obviously the big one, but we’ve also got Josh Barnett vs Brett Rogers, Cormier vs Monson, the other Overeem vs that guy with the sideburns, KJ Noons , JZ Cavalcante vs Justin Wilcox… this is a stacked effing card, you pricks. So there, we said something nice. We marked it on our calendar, so it will be nothing but assholery and dick jokes until the autumnal equinox.

Or until the next UFC-Strikeforce superfight, whichever comes first. And with the recent news that cross-promotional fights are on the table for UFC and Strikeforce, we expect to hear SF champs making their case for a superfight of their own.

As a few of you pointed out yesterday, Gilbert Melendez has every right to be thrown in the UFC lightweight title mix, but don’t expect to see that materialize anytime soon. The difference is that the lightweight division is drowning in contenders right now, while UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has recently started studying lucid dreaming and astral projection to come up with suitable challengers for Georges St. Pierre. GSP and Nick Diaz have both drained the pool of valid contenders, so the matchup (whether it goes against “business as usual” or not) was a no-brainer.

So let’s talk about interesting divisions. The UFC’s heavyweight class has historically been the promotion’s shallowest, while Strikeforce has essentially staked its reputation on having an elite group of 265ers, so there’s a bit of parity between the two. With Strikeforce’s Grand Prix going on (and on….and on…..), the promotion will look to determine its own rankings as objectively as possible. To date, however, there have been no plans for the tournament champion after he’s crowned.

Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem have some ideas, though. The winner of their June 18 battle will likely be the favorite to win the tourney crown, and both fighters are making noise about wanting a shot at the UFC champ after the GP is over (which is currently forecast to finish in June of 2016, at the current pace). With Diaz-GSP now official for October, it’s not hard to believe that the eventual tournament winner will be challenging the UFC champ quickly. Of course, there’s no telling who the representatives will be (Dos Santos and Overeem, shhhhh don’t tell nobody), but if someone were taking bets about which division will be consolidated first under the Zuffa banner, we’ve got a five spot and a dirty CP shirt we’ll put on the heavyweights.


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fatbellyfrank- June 9, 2011 at 12:37 am
OK,Fedor v Hendo, winner beats up Mumbles Toney just for fun at 220, JDS v Reem, Velasquez V werdum, Carwin v Mir ( just so we can see Mir get his face punched in)Lesnar+ hornswoggle v Shark, Barnett v no-one, he can just fuck off, Dana and Coker ( or baldy and fat fuck, as they like to be known as)start promotin, I've made the match ups
Ballkick- June 8, 2011 at 8:53 pm
I've said this b4,....I just wanna punch Coker in the face and pull his shirt back over his face and pant's him,...don't know where that comes from,....but I really feel like doing that every time I see a picture of that fat fuck.
The_Dead_Cow- June 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm
If the UFC brings in the SF Heavyweights, what happens to Barnett?
CSAC has revoked his license and if they handle it the way they did Sonnen's revocation, he will have to get that cleared before he can fight in the UFC. Assuming its handled the same way.
SF has about the same amount of top end HW's as the UFC, so merging the talent sounds like and obvious choice.
knucklesamitch- June 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm
Oh wait...I just realized MMAth doesn't work. Never mind.
knucklesamitch- June 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm
Based on MY MMAth, Dana should Fedex the UFC Heavyweight belt to Werdum RIGHT now. The dude beat Fedor...In 69 seconds.
Spicymeatball- June 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm
Damn google when you're right you're right.
google- June 8, 2011 at 11:49 am
Sorry dude, that would be a bad call. Brock one the a Royal Rumble back in 03, you would have to give it to him on experience alone. Now we are back at square one.
Spicymeatball- June 8, 2011 at 11:41 am
Only one way to settle this...

Fatty McDickbutts- June 8, 2011 at 11:38 am
I hope the UFC's HW division can hold out from all the 'roid abuse so all these fights can happen... First Lesnar with his stomach; then Carwin with his shoulder and back or whatever; then Lesnar again with his stomach. Who else am I forgetting??

SERIOUSLY GUYS, all you gotta' do is drink more milk! YA' can't stop it, but you can slow it down!
intercept440- June 8, 2011 at 10:49 am
carwin over jds, round 1 (if and i say IF) it goes to round 2 , i see carwin gassed , and possibly getting ktfo. Werdum imho, will lose to any of these guys, overreem is another story, he is like carwin, only with stamina, velasquez loses to one of them eventually, either carwin or Overreem, jds wont win versus velasquez i think... and btw MMA math has never worked for me, its why i no longer gamble
kellyman- June 8, 2011 at 10:48 am
Lesnar did F5 that shark. Now I don't know what to believe...
Bob Villa- June 8, 2011 at 10:37 am
Also, I miss comment of the week. Not that I think I'll ever win, but I like seeing funny things I might have missed. Maybe we could at least do comment of the month... And do y'all remember when we had more than one contest every three months?
Me likey- June 8, 2011 at 10:33 am
i just want to see barnett finally fight in something other than a wrestling match.
google- June 8, 2011 at 10:33 am
No, i am not joking, as you can see by my post, i am to be taken completely serious. And Cro Cop was lost because of a eye poke and could not see. AND on top of all that, Lesner F5ed a shark, so he will be champ again. Nobody, not even Seagal has beaten a great white shark.On a side note, Mir and Cro Cop where laughing because they could not belive they where getting people to pay 49.00 for that shit.
Bob Villa- June 8, 2011 at 10:32 am
Don't listen to kellyman. I think Sweet and Sassy would beat JDS too. MMAth has never failed me before.
RwilsonR- June 8, 2011 at 10:30 am
I don't really care who runs away with the wins - Overeem or Werdum, Carwin or Dos Santos - as long as the next challenger has what it takes to beat "The Brown Bore" Velasquez. I'd rather go sell oranges under a freeway overpass than watch another interview with Cain.
RwilsonR- June 8, 2011 at 10:28 am
@ PERPATRAITOR - Dos Santos KO'd Werdum, but Werdum submitted Overeem.
kellyman- June 8, 2011 at 10:21 am
google, are you joking? The difference between Mir and Dos Santos is Huge. Capital H Huge. Look at the Cro Cop and Nelson fights back to back. Cro Cop has never looked as lost in a fight as he did with Dos Santos. Junior made him quit. Mir and Cro Cop were laughing with each other in the third round. But on top of all that, MMAth rarely works that way.
google- June 8, 2011 at 10:18 am
Yea, sorry guys, forgot about the Seagal factor. I also forgot the JDS beat Werdum. JDS also lost to Joaquim Ferreira who lost to Sokoudjou who lost to Gegard Mousasi who beat Gary Goodridge. So i think Lesner will end up winning.
Bob Villa- June 8, 2011 at 10:10 am
You guys are idiots. It doesn't matter how hard your opponent hits, or if you can KO Nelson, when you train with Steven Seagull. JDS by jumping spinning flying inverted reverse front kick.
kellyman- June 8, 2011 at 10:10 am
One of the funniest captions in ages.
LET IT RAIN- June 8, 2011 at 9:56 am
I don't think Dos Santos has been hit by anyone like Carwin is gonna hit him. nighty night JDS.
Fedor Penn- June 8, 2011 at 9:52 am
I don't think Werdum will get out of the first round with The Reem but then again I don't think anyone will ever get out of the first round with The Reem.
PERPATRAITOR- June 8, 2011 at 9:49 am
Dos Santos ktfo'd werdum. So to be legit, lets all agree that the reem runs away with everything.
google- June 8, 2011 at 9:45 am
Dos santos won't get past Carwin is my bet. Santos could not put Nelson away, so that puts him in the same catogory as Mir, who could not beat Lesner, who got beat by Cain. So Santos would not be able to beat Lesner and lesner beat Carwin. Got it?