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Strikeforce Will Take That Boxing Champ If You’re Not Gonna Use Him


(Hey look, Roy Jones Jr. set his Wikipedia page to music! Props to Sagiv Lapkin)

The UFC might be where the finest mixed martial artists in the world compete, but Strikeforce is cool with their role as the wild-ass cousin who just brings the ruckus. Since they signed their new Showtime contract, Coker and Co. have dispensed with silly limitations like weight classes (see: Diaz/Shamrock, Lawler/Shields, Diaz/Smith, all at unconventional catchweights), and they’re the only major American fight club currently featuring women’s MMA. Plus, unlike Dana "Crabbypants" White, they don’t think putting a legendary boxer against an MMA fighter is below them or bad for the sport. As GracieFighter.com informs us:

After reports surfaced that Dana White had nixed the idea of a fight between Roy Jones Jr and Anderson Silva occuring in the UFC, Strikeforce founder, Scott Coker, agreed to make the fight happen in Strikeforce. [Ed. note: Not with Anderson Silva, obviously.] Nick Diaz would be fighting Roy Jones Jr. under MMA rules.
 
"We would absolutely set this fight up. Of course we would have to run it by Showtime for final approval, but I don’t see why we wouldn’t have this fight" -Scott Coker
 
It now seems that the only hope of seeing one of the legends of boxing stepping into a cage will be through Strikeforce.

Well, you won this round 10-9, Coker. And honestly, if you’re an MMA promoter that hopes to survive in the same market as the UFC, you have to take these little edges where you can get them. Strikeforce’s loosey-goosey, we’ll-do-whatever approach is giving them a clear point of differentiation from the UFC, which is crucial because Strikeforce won’t last if it’s just a premium-cable version of the UFC with less-famous fighters; the product needs to be different in some fundamental way. And as long as they don’t go the extreme freak route — i.e., bringing Bob Sapp back for a Super Hulk GP — they might be onto something. Better start working that gogoplata-defense, Roy.

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CommonSense- May 7, 2009 at 3:12 pm
I think Roy and Nick should have a rap fight like on 8 mile.
CommonSense- May 7, 2009 at 2:02 pm
If Nick stands with Roy.... he won't make it out of round 1. Sorry everyone... I love MMA too... but they don't have any strikers at a top notch boxing level. Roy is washed up... and until they pay 30 million instead of thousand, the worlds best boxers wont even think of cross training.
Anderson silva was a pro boxer.... he dominates in the stand up.... and he had 2 pro fights... lost one... won one... and both were to nobodies.
Chri534- May 7, 2009 at 12:47 pm
I hope Dana's new nickname catches on. And I'd love to see this fight...Diaz stands with him for the first round just to prove a point, but ends up only throwing his normal arm punches and loses the round. Second round comes and he brings the fight to him, submitting him not once, but twice, before the ref can stop him.
M@TT- May 7, 2009 at 10:10 am
I remember seeing Roy performing at SpringFest in downtown Pensacola. Funniest shit ever!!! They wouldn't pay him to perform on the main stages. The only way he could do it was by entering the local artist competition and being on the "Discovery Stage"
Half Amazing- May 7, 2009 at 8:35 am
By the way that caption is hilarious because its true.
Nick- May 7, 2009 at 2:15 am
You all are a bunch of noobs. Strikeforce already declined the offer from Roy. He'll be going for a trifecta should Tom Atencio say, sorry not interested.

Dee STROY Are- May 6, 2009 at 9:50 pm
Nick was a pro boxer. But he isnt anything close to RJJ.

But its not a boxing match.

RJJ never won a championship in MMA
Anonymous- May 6, 2009 at 8:54 pm
rjj promotes hybrid cards. he should fight an mma match in one of those
Rolie- May 6, 2009 at 7:27 pm
Diaz is going to kill a shot RJJ. Homey!!!!!
CommonSense- May 6, 2009 at 5:04 pm
Hopefully Roy will cross train and not expect to win with one dimension... however... if Nick tries to stand with him Nick will probably wake up some time in 2011. Boxing has not represented itself properly because every boxer to go to MMA has been washed up (Roy included) and so far has not trained for an MMA fight. I think a top notch boxer would dominate when given proper ground training. Just like a wrestler who trains to punch does well. But until the money is the same you wont see a top notch boxer give MMA a chance.
MKO- May 6, 2009 at 4:57 pm
Roy Jones hasn't been relevant in 5 years. Not to say he still can't throw a punch, but his speed and skills have greatly diminished. I am kinda hoping he gets his arm kimura'd off, and even if whoever he fights keeps it standing, I don't see him taking any kicks well at all. I'd pay a small cover to drink beer and eat shitty food to see this.
SCM- May 6, 2009 at 4:57 pm
Me and Caps Lock are fighting in 3 weeks. Looking forward to it boys. Im gettin it on video.
nippletwist- May 6, 2009 at 4:48 pm
i don't understand at all how this would be bad for the sport.

when brock lesnar came to MMA he was the same thing as koschek, a great wrestler. he had one of the skills utilized in mma. he then began developing the others.

this is exactly what RJJ is, he is a striker, who wants to make a move to MMA. just like lesnar or kos were wrestlers who made the move. he's really good at one of the skills you need in mma. whether or not he wants to learn the other skills or compete with what he has is really his perogative, there are some pretty one dimensional guys who do ok in mma. so how is this bad for the sport in any way? i don't get it.

from what i gather this is how the majority of guys get into mma. they're good at one thing and they learn the other stuff, or they fight with what they've got and maybe pay for it.
Anonymous- May 6, 2009 at 4:31 pm
I think Nick will have the ego to stand with RJJ...for about 2 minutes. When he feels how hard a proffesional boxer punches and with the accuracy to boot he wont be able to take him down fast enough for a submission. The worst thing that can happen here is Nick not taking him down and getting his ass kicked badly standing up. Then we would have to hear Kimbo like hype over RJJ's MMA skills when he clearly has none.
Poo Flinger- May 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm
@ Danal White

Ditto. Strike Force should do a two fight deal, one boxing and one mma, the only problem is that this will more than likely result in a 1-1 record. Also, wouldn't RJJ usually demand millions for a fight? Even the UFC won't pay out that much.
CAPS LOCK HAL, - May 6, 2009 at 4:19 pm
DAMN, I CAN'T EVEN GO TO FUCKIN WORK FOR A DAY WITHOUT YOU DUMB MOTHER FUCKERS FUCKIN AROUND WITH MY NAME, AND ACTING LIKE A BUNCH OF FUCKIN MORONS. ANYWAY, THE REAL CAPS LOCK HAL IS BACK IN THE HOUSE, AND READY FOR BUISNESS. 1ST OF ALL, THIS IS MY FIRST POSTING OF THE DAY. (2) YOU FUCKS CAN KISS MY ASS. (3) SCM, YOUR A DUMB FUCK. YOU CAN CONTINUE TO GO FUCK YOURSELF BECAUSE I CAN, AND WILL BEAT THE HELL OUT OF YOU, AND THERES NOT A DAMN THING ON EARTH THAT YOU CAN OR WILL DO ABOUT THAT. (4) YOU CAPS LOCK HAL WANNA B DUMB ASS MOTHER FUCKERS MAY AS WELL LINE UP RIGHT BEHIND SCM AND WAIT YOUR TURN BECAUSE I HAVE PLENTY OF ASS WHIPPIN FOR ALL OF YOU. (5) SCM, I'LL BE IN CALI IN ABOUT 3 FUCKING WEEKS YOU SORRY MOTHER FUCKER YOU SO HOW ABOUT POSTING YOUR ADDRESS SO I CAN HUNT YOU DOWN TO YOUR FRONT DOOR. YOU ARE THE MAIN REASON I HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE THE TRIP. POST YOUR ADDRESS OR SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH ONCE, AND FOR ALL. (6) I'D SAY NOT A DAMN ONE OF YOU IDIOT BASTARDS WOULD ACTUALLY HAVE THE FUCKING BALLS TO FACE ME LIKE A MAN SO WE CAN TAKE CARE OF OUR DIFFRENCES. ECCEPT FOR YOU GOOG, THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU MY FRIEND. YOUR THE MOST REASONABLE, AND INTELLIGENT ONE ON HERE. PROBLY THE BIGGEST BASTARD AT THAT. LOL. ANYWAY FUCK THE REST OF YOU SORRY MOTHER FUCKERS BECAUSE I'LL BE IN CALI IN 3 WEEKS IF THIS FUCKING COWARD BIG MOUTH SON OF A BITCH SCM WILL POST A DIRECT ADDRESS TO WHERE I CAN FIND HIM. HE'S JUST A FUCKING COWARD JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE ON HERE. I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW UP ON HIS FUCKING DOOR STEP SO I CAN RIP THAT BIG DUMB FUCKIN HEAD OFF HIS SHOULDERS, AND EAT THE MOTHER FUCKER. THATS ENOUGH FOR NOW. LIKE I SAID, IF YOU HAVE THE FUCKING BALLS TO POST AN ADDRESS SO I KNOW WHERE TO FIND YOUR SORRY ASS AT THEN HURRY THE FUCK UP CAUSE WE ARE NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER MOTHER FUCKER. HELL, ALOT OF THE SHIT YOUR SAYING MIGHT JUST BE COMING FROM OTHER DUMB ASS PEOPLE TRYING TO START SHIT, AND USING YOUR NAME. BUT IF NOT THEN YEAH, LETS FIGHT PUSSY. COME ON QUEER, I'M READY TO RIP YOUR HEAD OFF.
gesus- May 6, 2009 at 4:09 pm
yea, i definitely see diaz getting a first round submission on this fight if he is smart and tries for takedowns! Scott Coker is doing a pretty good job keeping his organization alive and well.
sunsoutgunsout- May 6, 2009 at 3:56 pm
RJJ is one of the greatest boxers of all time. Well past his prime but still will whoop diaz standing up. Fortunately Diaz doesn't have to keep it standing. Diaz by submission whenever he feels like it.
Theslothman- May 6, 2009 at 3:44 pm
Roy Jones is just plowing smoke peeps. no way he gets in a cage. Diaz would bring the Stocton upside his head. hell, RJJ couldnt beat Kit Cope in a fucking cage..... maybe Junie Browning, but thats about it.
Anonymous- May 6, 2009 at 3:34 pm
"I'm going to fight untill I retire"

Holy shit no way seriously?
cr_trinity- May 6, 2009 at 3:30 pm
If this is real then I'm glad this org picked Diaz for it; he is finally getting the recognition he deserves. It's just too bad we'll probably never see a Diaz/GSP tilt.
Anonymous- May 6, 2009 at 3:22 pm
Is this official? or just something they want to set up?
Anonymous- May 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm
Strikeforce is where its at baby. fuck the ufc!
Junie Brown Stains- May 6, 2009 at 3:04 pm
Roy would kick the crap out of Diaz! i don't think that will be a good fight and i wouldn't pay for it either.
doctor satan- May 6, 2009 at 2:52 pm
P4P best rapper in the history of the world. WHERE CAN I BUY THIS ALBUM?? so next time I forget I can listen to this song and be like 'oh yeah Roy Jones Jr did beat Vinny Paz'.
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