Quick Quote: Scott Coker talks about the signings of Barnett, Masvidal and Paul DaleyPosted on September 19, 2010, 06:44 AM by Anton Gurevich
“We are working on building, like for instance the heavyweight decision. Look at the heavyweights we’ve built in 18 months. We are doing that in the lightweight, middleweight and welterweight division. We are looking to put on the best fights possible. If someone becomes available that we like we are going to try to get him. If it’s someone who has fought in the past and we think he will be a good fit now, we will bring him in. If they come available we will do our best to grab them.
We have been talking to Josh for six months. He wants to fight Fedor, Arlovski, Alistair, Fabricio, and Big Foot. He wants to fight all those guys. Things got intense in the last 45 days and the last two weeks we realized he really wants to do this and we are happy to have him on board. If you look at the heavyweight division in STRIKEFORCE now, you realize there really aren’t going to be any easy fights. There are going to be some great heavyweight matchups and I am excited to put all these together.”
Speaking at the Diaz vs Noons II Media Conference Call, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker related to the additions of Jorge Masvidal, Josh Barnett and Paul Daley to the Strikeforce roster. Strikeforce will return on October 9th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California with a stacked "San Jose" fight card, headlined by a Welterweight showdown between KJ Noons and Nick Diaz. Womens 135-pound title fight between Marloes Coenen and Sarah Kaufman will serve as the co-main event of the night.