CBS was so happy with how well their first Strikeforce event turned out, they’re going to do it again. Eventually. MMA Weekly reports that CBS is eyeing April 2010 as their next date for live MMA action, and they want both Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson on the fight card. Probably not against each other, though. That would be insane.
According to CBS senior executive vice president Kelly Kahl, they are "looking at a few different dates" but after the ratings the last Strikeforce show did they "look forward to being back in the cage."
As excited as we’ll be to see both Fedor and Hendo fighting for free on CBS once April rolls around (assuming we make it through the winter without being eaten by wolves, and we never assume that), that puts a five-month gap between Strikeforce’s network TV events. We can’t help but pose the question: is that really the kind of scheduling pace that builds brand loyalty? Sure, it gives them time to stack the card using the full might of Strikeforce’s roster, but at this rate they’ll only do about two network TV events a year. Is that the kind of thing that builds a fanbase, or just tries to quickly exploit whatever existing fanbase is already there?