(Wrap your fucking head around THAT….and no, it isn’t a Photoshop.)
When UFC president Dana White said he probably wouldn’t attend any Strikeforce events because of the enemies he had made who are associated with the promotion and its broadcast partner, Showtime, nobody seemed very surprised, but when the Balfather showed up at the Valley View Casino Center a couple hours ago for tonight’s SF event in San Diego people nearly lost their shit.
We gotta admit, seeing Dana with his arms around Strikeforce and UFC CEOs Scott Coker and Lorenzo Fertitta is pretty fucking bizarre, kinda like when he french-kissed Tito. Hopefully he’s there to enjoy the show, not to hand out pink slips to Strikeforce employees (unless we’re talking Gus Johnson) and to have reporters he doesn’t like escorted from the premises.
We want to believe that he isn’t going to get rid of Strikeforce like he did PRIDE, the WFA and the WEC.
Here’s hoping his tune hasn’t changed from November when he said:
“We couldn’t care less [what Strikeforce is doing], but we don’t want them to blow their brains out and go away. We need these guys to exist. Listen, whether they want to believe it or not, they’re the small show. They’re a feeder show. Whether they want to believe it, that’s what they are. We need them.”
Strikeforce has consistently put on quality fights and solid events the past handful of shows and tonight’s event is no exception.
Enough about business as usual, let’s talk Strikeforce.