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Ricardo Arona to Make Glorious Return in Strikeforce?

(Don’t fear Arona.  Fear his freaking cat-like reflexes.)

Hey there, people who have been following MMA for more than just the last six months, remember Ricardo Arona?  Muscular Brazilian guy, had a rivalry with Wanderlei Silva, got knocked out by Sokoudjou…any of this ringing any bells?  Well now that Dana White has more or less ruled out any possibility of signing Arona to the UFC because, hell, even Dana thinks he can beat Arona, the big man is looking at making a return to action soon, possibly in Strikeforce.

Before you go and get all excited you should know there’s nothing signed yet, but Arona feels like he’s had enough time off and with the UFC clearly not interested Strikeforce has a great opportunity to pick him up cheap.  With guys like Renato Sobral, Kevin Randleman, and (maybe) Tito Ortiz running around looking for fights in the light heavyweight division, it makes good sense.

And don’t worry, Arona’s delicate ego doesn’t seem to have been damaged by White’s criticism:

“This critique doesn’t matter at all because we are what we do. I have already proved out that I can be champion and hold a belt. I was champion many times. This critique doesn’t hit me at all.”

Thataway, Ricardo.  Keep your chin up (except for when you’re fighting).  Just for fun though, why not suggest that Dana go ahead and back up his talk in the cage?  Tom Atencio would…

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ScrambledEggs- July 19, 2009 at 11:20 am
Arona is making a return and fighting Marvin Eastmen in Brazil on Sept. 12th.
After he gets down clowning Marvin maybe he'll end up in Strikeforce.
Adebisi- May 3, 2009 at 4:33 am
Fuck you idiots!
Tobias Beecher- May 1, 2009 at 10:24 pm
I'll shit on you!
Dbiggles- May 1, 2009 at 7:02 pm
You got your screen name from a black fag from a tv show dont make me get all schillinger on your ass
Adebisi- May 1, 2009 at 6:26 pm
Dana White sucks his own dick!
Sodak- May 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm
The UFC uses hype not talent the reason they're so popular is theres alot of new fans that don't know shit and believe the UFC's hype, hell i allmost believe their hype after watching their countdown shows, then i watch the fights and feel raped for paying 50$ to watch five shitty fights.
CAPS LOCK HAL,- May 1, 2009 at 12:15 pm
Dbiggles- May 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm
I think it is funny you guys are hating on Dana White, he is leading the brand UFC into uncharted waters. Do you think Elite XC would have gotten a network deal without the immense popularity of the UFC, Chuck, Randy, and TUF, ? Fuck Naw Man! However he is a total prick, but what Mogul isnt Donald Trump, Oprah ? Shut the fuck up and keep paying 44.95 a pay per view step away from the haterade bitches.
Tbiz- May 1, 2009 at 11:58 am
Dana White makes to many dumb remarks and as a result the UFC has lost out on some good name fighters in order to employ the Junie Browning's of the world.
TUF Guy- May 1, 2009 at 11:44 am
Im the only Real TUF Guy Ceeph. I would mop the Floor with ANY TUF Participant.
Ceeph- May 1, 2009 at 11:33 am
The UFC is doing quite well. Why is everyone jumping off of their bandwagon now? They make so many big moves and then those big moves don't pan out (looking at you Shogun and cro cop) so they focus on some home grown talent. Seems to have worked for Forrest, Florian, Rashad, Keith 'most valuable gate keeper' Jardine. Some of those TUF guys aren't too shabby. I'm with norremo on this one.
Anonymous- May 1, 2009 at 11:16 am
Overeem ain't there yet, but he likely soon will be, juice included. Sherk? Given that over half of wimpy baseball players in the MLB have used 'roids at some point (I know, I used 'roids in high school for an edge in college ball, and so didi everyone with any chance of moving on) not just for the long ball for to get that extra step. Roid's aren't only for the muscle heads, I know 170 pound secondbasemen who do it for that extra lateral step.

You'd have to be a 'tard to want to compete in MMA and not avail of everything you can to put the odds on your side.

Don't sign 'em 'cause they're washouts, but juice as a reason, 'm not so sure.
Mark- May 1, 2009 at 11:14 am
I'm surprised Arona can still function as a human being the amount of times hes been knocked out and the severity of them as well...
Adebisi- May 1, 2009 at 11:08 am
Oh and "norremo" Fuck you too!
Anonymous- May 1, 2009 at 11:07 am
Dana White is an idiot
Adebisi- May 1, 2009 at 11:06 am
"Dana White rules!"
Suck My Dick!
Anonymous- May 1, 2009 at 11:05 am
@ norremo

Yeah, Cock Lesnar never juiced, nor did DW's crush, Overeem. No juice in the UFC.

And I'm smoking the good stuff, indeed.
norremo- May 1, 2009 at 10:38 am
UFC leveling off? What are you smoking?

Last time I checked they are going international and setting records in terms of ticket sales. They are still on a meteoric rise.

Please don't be upset because they decline to sign some of the old Pride bums. Dana knows they were juicing and now without the magic potion they suck.

Anonymous- May 1, 2009 at 10:27 am
Agreed. The UFC needs something to pull it out of its downward slide. Lots of potential opportunities in the near future, but should they be disappointments, like the last couple events, tough times could be ahead. While it may be interesting from some point of view, who the f_ck cares about Hughes and Serra. Could not less relevant in the sport today.

Way too much focus on the TUF and the mediocre dudes competing in it. All in all, the UFC's levelling off is good for the sport.
Mantooth- May 1, 2009 at 10:05 am
Strikeforce is getting better and the UFC has plateaued, if not started declining.
Old, Bald and Irish- May 1, 2009 at 10:03 am

Arona claims he suffered from dengue fever before a KO loss to Sokoudjou at PRIDE 34. At least that's what Wikipedia sez.

...ya gotta admit, that's a pretty creative excuse.

ARONA: "Yo man, I had the dengue! A freakin' fly coulda knocked me out!" time he'll say it was Swine Flu.

And how could Ben forget mentioning Arona being on the bad end of the greatest body slam EVAH (Baroni-ism) courtesy of the one and only Rampage Jackson:


...that's just the knock out, but the whole fight is worth watching. Arona was winning

...until he got KTFO!
Dana White rules!- May 1, 2009 at 10:00 am
This guy sucks and so does everyone else pretty much at strikeforce that's why they all couldn't cut it to be in the UFC. But to have a stable of shitty fighters brings out good brawls because they are hungry fighters and some of them are actually working for a sandwhich!
Rape Choke- May 1, 2009 at 9:56 am
I'm excited about this. Strikeforce is going to have a nice stable of fighters. And i think that we can all agree watching Babalu, Randleman, and Arona kicking Tito's ass would be GREAT.
CAPS DECAPITATOR- May 1, 2009 at 9:53 am
CAPS is a faggot plain and simple. Soon he's gonna have his mouth full of his own severed fingers. Im gonna cut his teeth out, slice off his ears and wear it as a candy will be glorious.
Sodak- May 1, 2009 at 9:53 am
Awesome! strikeforce is shaping up to blow UFC out of the water, keep pretending your TUF bums are legit dana and passing on the real talent. Aronas a bad ass. can't wait to see him back.