Our friend Ariel Helwani is in San Jose for this weekend’s Strikeforce event and he sidled up to Alistair Overeem to ask him when he might actually defend his Strikeforce heavyweight title. Overeem says he’ll be back on June 6, but doesn’t know or won’t say against who (and if you press him on it, as Ariel did, he will kind of threaten you). He also hints at the possibility of some Affliction heavyweights coming on over to Strikeforce soon. We knew it!
In other Strikeforce news, "Cyborg" Santos made it down to 150, which means the fight could technically still take place, but "Girlfight Monster" is talking like she may not take the fight at all now, even with Santos giving up a big portion of her purse as a penalty. If there’s one thing MMA’s female division doesn’t need right now, it’s a fiasco like this on a big show.
After the jump, more Helwani interviews with Steve Cofield and Brett Rogers.