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Rumor of the Day: Mamed Khalidov Has Signed With Strikeforce

(If that kick had been thrown in the UFC, there’s a 99% chance it would have knocked Santiago out.) 

According to Swedish news source mmanytt, Polish middleweight phenom Mamed Khalidov has supposedly reached an agreement with Strikeforce and will make his debut in early 2013. Khalidov, whom you may recall was offered a contract with the UFC a few months ago that was plain laughable, has won his last five fights by way of stoppage, with all of those wins coming within the first three minutes of action. It appears that his desire to get, get, get, get get, get that paper has actually paid off, as he has not only been offered a much higher payrate per fight with Strikeforce, but will also be free of the contract exclusivity that UFC fighters face. As long as he does not become champion, that is.

A skilled submission fighter with equally as deadly striking, we have sang the praises of Khalidov for some time now here at CP, and it’s good to see that he may finally be getting the chance to show off his skills to a wider audience. Let’s hope he doesn’t blow it (we’re looking at you, Mr. Lombard.)

We will have more on this possible signing as it develops.

After the jump: A trio of fight videos that sees Khalidov wipe the floor with UFC veterans James Irvin, Rodney Wallace, and Jesse Taylor.

Khalidov vs. Taylor

Khalidov vs. Irvin 

Ah, the good old days when Irvin was still giving at least half a shit.

Khalidov vs. Wallace 

-J. Jones

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fdgfsddx- September 10, 2012 at 7:34 am
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Diesel67- September 7, 2012 at 11:55 am
Khalidov is Polish like I'm a Mongolian.
FightZen- September 7, 2012 at 7:15 am
Jesse Taylor LOL
monkeyforce3000- September 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm
This dude is gonna get KTFO in the UFC
Pen Fifteen- September 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm
WTF is Strikeforce
Fried Taco- September 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Ooooh, Strikeforce! Lots of good match-ups there!