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Strikeforce Is Coming Back to CBS with Fedor and Hendo In April 2010

Fedor Emelianenko with Sylvio Berlusconi and Vladimir Putin
(Don’t get too chummy, Berlusconi. Fedor only came to this thing because Putin told him there would be ice cream.  He’s been patient so far, but his patience has limits.)

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? 

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meanfinger- December 16, 2009 at 2:23 pm
king mo vs. whitehead.. whoops. jacare vs. lindland
meanfinger- December 16, 2009 at 2:22 pm
king mo vs. whitehead.. whoops.
meanfinger- December 16, 2009 at 1:15 pm
did any of you out there in potato nation remember that strikeforce is having a card in san jose on this saturday, dec. 19th.. the return of cung li is gonna be cool to watch, kinda wanna see if he learned any ground game.. plus king mo vs. jacare. this is gonna be entertainment if u like MMA.. if u like ufc.. its just somethin to bitch about
boxofpickles- December 16, 2009 at 11:40 am
@ UFC fan

well theres not just strikeforce as a competitor... and i dont see alot of competitors bailing out... i just dont see alot of them getting massive U.S. recognition like the ufc.

We'll always have DREAM, IFC, Bellator, Adrenaline, KOTC, Art of War, and Bitetti Combat
Robocop Didnt Tap- December 16, 2009 at 11:34 am
HELP! I'm being crushed by pickles' wall of text up there!
boxofpickles- December 16, 2009 at 11:19 am
oh and my comment was directed toward skeletor and anyone else that is simple minded and thinks that fedor cant hang with the ufc
boxofpickles- December 16, 2009 at 11:17 am
i serious hope your joking...
hendo isnt scared of silva, thats like the most absurd thing ive ever heard.... not sure if you know but money talks. for main events strike force is paying mega...
fedor turned down ufc's 6 fight contract offer just because they wouldnt help promote m1 global

but to say that fedor could not hang with cain carwin mir lesnar randy or big country is the more ignorant thing ive heard in my life by far.....

fedor ... fedor is 31-1.... truly 31-0 but was loss from a fight that he was cut in and from a good one hit on his eyebrow that cut him and the doctor stopped the fight. the cut happened 15 seconds into the fight and there was a rematch later on and fedor demolished him.

i know u may not know every name that fedor has beat but i will list some u would know. fedor has beat Sobral, Heath Herring, Nogueira hes beaten twice and had one No Contest fight with him from accidental headbutt. Hes beat Mark Coleman twice, Kevin Randleman, Matt Lindland, Hong Man Choi, Cro-cop, Tim Sylvia, Arlovski, Rogers.... just 9 of those fighters have competed in the ufc for all you ppl out there that say that UFC has better fighters and he couldnt hang in the ufc, thats almost 1/3 of his mma fights have been with past ufc fighters.

He is the present WAMMA Heavyweight champion
He was the pride heavy weight champion
He won the 2004 pride heavyweight gp
The winner of 2002 rings king of kings
The winner of the 2001 rings world class tournament
He won the 1997 Russian National Judo Championships

Winner of the 2009 Russian Combat Sambo Championships
Winner of the 2008 Russian Combat Sambo Championships
Winner of the 2007 World Combat Sambo Championships
Winner of the 2007 Russian Combat Sambo Championships
Winner of the 2006 Russian Combat Sambo Championships
Winner of the 2005 World Combat Sambo Championships
Winner of the 2002 World Combat Sambo Championships
Winner of the 2002 World Combat Sambo Championships
Winner of the 2002 Russian Combat Sambo Championships
Winner of the 1998 Russian Armed Forces Combat Sambo Championships
Winner of the 1997 European Combat Sambo Championships
Winner of the 1997 Russian Combat Sambo Championships


Probably the best fight i've ever lived... he's a living legend right now and I don't think there's a man on this planet that can beat him; the man is unreal, pound for pound the best in the world.
-Diego Sanchez

Fedor is just too dominant.... The way he punches people he's trying to kill people, with both hands. He's in a whole different class by himself.
-Brandon Vera

Fedor has no weakness! I have seen so many fights, and even the best fighters in the world have flaw in their game but i have yet to find one in Fedor.
-Bas Rutten

I think the guy is the baddest motherfucker on the planet, that guy's a savage. He's one of those rare heavyweights that's dangerous in all positions.
-Joe Rogan

NOBODY wants to fight Fedor
-Wanderlei Silva

so im not really sure where u get the idea that fedor wouldnt stand a chance with the heavyweight in the ufc today... in my opinion its more like they wouldn't stand a chance with fedor. i believe my point is proven and you've just dug up and thrown 6ft under
Gargoroth- December 16, 2009 at 9:37 am
This picture is all the proof I needed to ascertain Fedor's involvement with the Russian mob. Putin is the frigging kingpin. They will never and I mean NEVER, allow Fedor to be his own man. They own him, they say jump, he says how high. He doesn't even negotiate for himself. M-1 Global is a front for the Russian mob, period.
portland mma- December 16, 2009 at 9:18 am
I agree Lunk, who complains about free shit?
portland mma- December 16, 2009 at 9:17 am
"get their jock you dumbass."

Your skills in Urban linguistics are not what you think they are my friend.
UFC fan- December 16, 2009 at 6:51 am
really? who is fedor fighting this month? ok who is fedor fighting next month? ummm ok who is fedor fighting in February?
I sure must have missed a shit load of fights, why dont you tell me all about those great fight cards.
dude strikefarce doesnt have enough fighters to put on a cakewalk each month much less a fight card, get their jock you dumbass.
Lunk- December 16, 2009 at 6:50 am
How do you "exploit" a fan base by putting world-class fighters on free tv?
knucklesamitch- December 16, 2009 at 6:21 am
For all you idiots (*Ahem* Looking at you UFC Fan) that think Strikeforce only puts on events twice a year, maybe you should come out of the basement and ask your mom to upgrade your cable/satellite to include Showtime.

Strikeforce puts on shows once a month, just like the UFC, the only thing is, when they are on CBS we get Fedor/Rogers, not Coutoure/Vera, or some other PPV main event I already paid $50 for.
Clinch-Smash- December 16, 2009 at 4:14 am
LOL @ Walrus, PurplePickle, Meanfinger and Bing for the buffet comment but you need to chill the fuck out.

UFC Fan you really are a DW nuthuggin fanboy chode smoker
provrorsbarn- December 16, 2009 at 2:43 am
I heard that Strikeforce can only put on cards on CBS with Fedor in em, thats why we have to wait until April for a new CBS fight
Walrus- December 15, 2009 at 11:07 pm
Bingo Wings- December 15, 2009 at 11:03 pm
Please tell me this is a joke. Really? Hendo is the furthest thing from scared of Silva. He wanted a match against Silva and was denied. And as for Cain Carwin Mir Lesnar Randy and Big Country destroying Fedor.. you my friend are a fucking moron. I don't see any of them as of right now being able to destroy Fedor. Big Country shouldn't even be an honorable mention to destroy anything, unless it were a buffet.

**Just noticed your later post about it being a joke. Asshole. That shit ain't funny.**
meanfinger- December 15, 2009 at 10:22 pm
UFC fan only knows about the UFC because when his uncle took him to walmart for a treat for not tellin his momma about their little secret, he seen undisputed on the shelf next to his choice game of final fantasy232234230
RustyShackleford- December 15, 2009 at 10:20 pm
Fedor and Hendo on TV for free.. i dont see anything wrong with that. Its gonna put my ass on a couch, let me tell you whut.
Walrus- December 15, 2009 at 9:00 pm
UFC Fan -- the biggest fanboy -- calling others fanboys??

PurplePickle- December 15, 2009 at 8:43 pm
Fedor is really taking this last emperor shit seriously.
The_Dead_Cow- December 15, 2009 at 8:31 pm
Strikeforce has no talent pool, if they did events at the same pace as ufc they will have set up every match-up possible. Then every single sf fighter would go to the ufc except for Fedor.
UFC fan- December 15, 2009 at 7:09 pm
ok while you two are blowing each other I will just say that strikefarce is obviously next on the extinct company list. 2 shows a year huh? Yeah gonna kick some UFC ass there big boys....NOT!
Wonder where Fedor will go then? Tapout season blah blah blah? fighting at rodeo arena's for chump change. Brilliant scheme. meanwhile Hendo will have had his year off, and come crawling back to the only REAL company that can support him.
Meanwhile all the fanboys will be sad, and there will a bunch of unemployed fighters.
See ya in Japan fedor, hahahaha.
exes.for.iballs- December 15, 2009 at 7:01 pm
You're right. That was uncalled for. I'm sorry. Let's put this whole messy business behind us.
skeletor- December 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm
You know that every post involving Fedor is gonna go there so I just wanted to start it off with a bang. I really don't believe it all just love pushing buttons. Usually allot more people take the bait but this time only theartof8limbs was stupid enough to indulge me. i normally wouldn't tell you all this but comparing me to ufc fan really hurt, emotionally you know what I mean?