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UFC 110 Replay Will Counter-Program Strikeforce’s Nashville Event

(Cain Velasquez really knows how to spoil a good nap. Photo courtesy of

Spike TV sent out a press release this morning to announce that they’d be showing a free encore presentation of UFC 110, the event that saw Cain Velasquez hammer Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira into a senseless oblivion, and – wouldn’t you know it? – it airs right at the same time as Strikeforce’s event on CBS on April 17.

Obviously, your hardcore fans are not going to miss a free live showing of Dan Henderson "coming for that belt" against Jake Shields just so they can see some fights that they probably already saw. As great as Ryan Bader’s knockout of Keith Jardine was, it’s not worth missing the Gilbert Melendez-Shinya Aoki fight just to see it again.

But just maybe the UFC is hoping to snag a couple of directionless remote control jockeys who feel like watching some fights but don’t realize it until they happen to stumble upon some. If they come across Spike TV first, maybe they’ll be sucked in without ever realizing/caring that they’re missing live action on CBS. Maybe they live their lives in much the same way, marring the first woman who said yes to a date with them and buying the first car they saw when they flipped open a copy of Auto Trader. Maybe this is a sad, yet oddly satisfying existence. Or maybe Spike TV just doesn’t have much else to offer on a Saturday night.

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CapitalQ- April 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm
anyone who watches 110 over the Strikeforce card is a damn idjit. Come on three title fights with actually intriguing matchups....FOR FREE!! I mean I would even consider buying this...Maybe not since Diaz isnt on the card but whatev. Speaking of Diaz is this guy gonna ever get any real competion? I mean the dude just demolished Zaromskis at his own game so what the fuck? Get Diaz back in the UFC so he can face some real tough guys. There isnt a single WW I dont think Nick could beat. GSP would make it hard as fuck thats for sure but as far as the other dudes there are some great fights for Nick...mainly Paulo Thiago or Semtex, maybe Swick.
CheckHisPee- April 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm
Hmm...replay or Hendo/Shields and Aoki/melendez? Not even a close race.

@dranokills: ???, nuthuggging commentwhat? All I saw was a satement of fact, this event blows away the UFC replay easily (no-brainer). If you're trolling, you got me, if not I don't get it.
dranokills- April 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm
And the #1 douchetard strikeforce nuthugging comment of the week goooess TO?:
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Get Off Me- April 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm
This Strikeforce card looks like one of if not the best card the organization has put together so far. UFC>Strikeforce, but I highly doubt most here will be watching the 110 replay with the live matches that are going to be on CBS.
Here's to watching Mousassi spoiling King Mo's nap!
As for the counter programing I'm with rlh61, but the interesting thing is that in business(generally) this sort of activity usually leads to an increase for both sides, Dana may actually help strikeforce improve ratings for this show....gotta love business.
rlh61- April 5, 2010 at 11:28 am

If it were just a matter of money, you would be right. But that isn't the case here...DW is just trying to break if off in Coker's ass. Simply a matter of 'If Strikeforce puts something on, we are going to put something on."
J-Dog- April 5, 2010 at 11:19 am
If number of viewers = number of dollars made, then wouldn't the UFC stand to make more money off of this re-broadcast at any time OTHER than during the broadcast of Strikeforce on CBS? This counter-programming shit just seems counter-intutitive to me.
ArmFarmer- April 5, 2010 at 11:17 am
Comment of the week means nothing. Worst comment of the week.. now there's where the heavy competition is at. To get that one you have to beat out hundreds upon hundreds of shitty unfunny comments, whereas comment of the week ur only competing with 4 maybe 5 people.
Kellenavalanche- April 5, 2010 at 11:16 am
Jardine was in Breaking Bad lastnight. He was a hooligan that got his ass kicked in a bar. So besides the hooligan and bar thing it's just normal for him.
Breaking Bad is the best show on tv other than strippers in the hood which is on at 12:30 am sat in the Brooklyn area. Check that shit out for Realz.
Nut Puncher 9000- April 5, 2010 at 10:20 am
Where is Lysol to comment about how everyone is trying to get comment of the week?

ArmFarmer- April 5, 2010 at 10:14 am
No no you guys are all wrong. Marring a girl just means putting her in a Tshirt designed by josh koschek. Get a clue...
Organ Donor- April 5, 2010 at 9:30 am
Yes honkykong, marring is what we do to women when we have sex with them out of wedlock. It spoils them.

Marring is also what Cain is doing to Big Nog in the photo, also on their first date.

And marring is what I do to the comment thread whenever I post. It's been that way since my first post date.
cecils_pupils- April 5, 2010 at 9:23 am
honkykong - no typo, you really are supposed to mar the first woman you date, not marry. It's tradition in some countries, btw.
GlebJolie- April 5, 2010 at 9:11 am
Greatest caption I've seen in awhile. Made me laugh out loud, piercing through the constant trivial Monday morning chatter of my female coworkers. Thank you, Cage Potato! You gotta turn that sense of humor into a spray and market it. Oh, wait, it's been done already. They call it beer foam!
h.o.n.k.y.k.o.n.g- April 5, 2010 at 9:00 am
"marrying" = "marrYing"?

Also, "google" is not a verb.

Verbing weirds language.

This has been your lesson for the day, people.
Tai-Pan- April 5, 2010 at 8:50 am
Oh it's satisfying, you can put that in you lil notebook.
Nut Puncher 9000- April 5, 2010 at 8:49 am
Expected. Strikeforce gets my eyes...this time.