Sources report Strikeforce done on Showtime and in danger of folding


    Recently “ Inside MMA” has reported that the television deal in place between Strikeforce and Showtime has fallen out. When the entire card featuring Gilbert Milendez’s title bout with Pat Healy was cancelled, bad news seemed to be on the horizon. Now, with Frank Mir out of the November 3rd bout with Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold dropping out of the Middlweight title bout, and Sara McMann also off the card, this card is obviously in some serious doubt. What do you think fans? It may seem time for Zuffa to cut its losses and absorb what talent Strikeforce has left into its own ranks.

    A huge fan of the sport since 1995, I love writing all aspects of the fight game. As Chief Editor of LowKick MMA, I strive to stay on the cutting edge of all things MMA related.
    • TheRealDeal

      Look back on Lowkick when UFC took over SF and you will see that “I told you so”, even though no-one believed me and “weaked” me to death. Well, I told you so. SF will fold and be dissolved into the UFC, just like WEC was, where again, I told you so…..

      May not happen right away, but it will happen.

      “Weak” is over that way >>>>>>>>>>>>

    • Krogan

      Rumor? This has been for gone conclusion ever since Zuffa bought it.

    • DaddyLongStrokes

      Dude, everyone knew they were going to absorb the fighters eventually……

      It was just a matter of the Showtime contract being terminated.

      Maybe they weaked you for your personality….ever thought of that?


    • KeithFarrell

      Dude did you miss out on the whole MMA community realising it would eventually fold after it was bought?

    • KeithFarrell

      For anyone not in the know, the way the deal works is Showtime have had and still have the option to keep the deal running or disband the promotion.
      It was assumed that Strikeforce would survive until Zuffa had control of the option, which was estimated to be around early 2014 (I think).

      This is a big surprise to a lot of people because if this is true, which I had last night it was, then it was Showtime’s decision to end the promotion.
      It has been said that Zuffa is the promotion killer but even though they have thinned out the promotion, it will be Showtime who is killing Strikeforce.

    • saulgood

      HOLY $hit fellas, we have a Nostradamus here. A REAL psychic in our little Lowkick community, dont let the others get you down rage, we are honored with your presence.

    • KeithFarrell

      For the better fighters such as DC, Rockhold, Souza, Melendez and Gracie this is great news. For the 70 odd other fighters, not so great news.
      Apart from the very top guys I would like to see some of the other fighters like Thomson, Masvidal, Larkin, Healey, Mein, Saffiedine, Bowling, St-Preux, Lawler, Amagov and maybe a couple more get in.

      I wonder what will happen, if the rumours are true, to Barnett, Marquardt and Jardine?

      The biggest question of all – does the UFC finally have a women’s division????

    • mindkontrolle

      They’re not exactly Bank Of America… “let them fail”, the UFC would do better from it. They have enough problems holding their own head above water these days.

    • KeithFarrell

      I’m not putting down the UFC in my comment if that’s what it looks like, I’m saying it’s Strikeforce who have done the dirty deed

    • saulgood

      Ive been waiting years to see Mousasi in the UFC. Hope he takes this opportunity to go to 185.

    • Mike Drahota

      Those fighters, while not well-known because of Strikeforce’s low level of popularity, are very talented. Interesting it will be to see how they fare against top competition, they won’t have too many shots to thrive in the UFC.

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    • Evan Holober

      Yes, you told us so…

      Congratulations. You’re one of the 90% of MMA fans who thought the same thing.

    • Bruce Lee

      @ Cage, LowKickers have never tolerated “I told you so’s”. Your point is taken.

      Its not like the UFC managed StrikeForce like they wanted it to succeed though is it? You hardly hear from them anymore and who that is new and exciting have they brought in or developed? It was managed into the grave.

    • Evan Holober

      I’m sorry, but that makes no sense.

      Zuffa bought them, took most of their talent and tried to take all of it. If Showtime is the killer than they are the vet that puts the dog to sleep after an dog has been sick for years, and Zuffa is the cancer making the pup sick.

    • Evan Holober

      Saulgood- Mousasi left 185 a while ago, and has said multiple times he has no intention of going back.

    • darejz00

      Anyone ever played the monopoly board game?

    • dropkickmurphy

      In more important news..when is James Thompson fighting again?

    • dropkickmurphy

      Souza vs Maia..make it happen!!!

    • kungfurule

      That was exactly what I was going yo post! ah man I told you so you keep stealing my posts damn you and your prognosticating stethoscope. :)

    • kungfurule

      Mousasi vs Anderson Silva would be awesome.

    • KeithFarrell

      Wow totally blanked on Mousasi, good call. Been so long since he fought there forgot him

    • KeithFarrell

      Maia has dropped to welterweight so that fights out.

      Souza vs. Roger Gracie!!

    • nutshell

      What a douche! Piggy-backing on his “WEAK” status to get sharp, funny or a cool status. Well I weaked you just coz im a hater, hypocrite!

    • nutshell

      You too

    • dropkickmurphy

      Well I gave him a sharp because I fold to peer pressure and have low self esteem.

    • UnderdogGreatness

      Who didn’t see this coming?

    • enjoylife321

      Fans are tired of top notch guys under different banners not being able to fight. If strikeforce folds this will be a good thing for the fans in the long run especially with all the injuries.

      The UFC’s asking guys like Frank Mir to come over and save the show in strikeforce signals trouble.

    • toxic

      I would say the same, Zuffa is the cancer putting all other promotions outside the UFC to sleep…

    • mokoko

      Bad for the sport SF was puting better cards than UFC.UFC is all about making money they put 2 big names in each card and truying to make big money of that nothing to make MMA grow.MMA was bigger in Pride days

    • HunterB

      i just came

    • DaddyLongStrokes

      Weak this comment Nutshell. It will make you feel better

    • ripstic5021

      Of course strike force should fold they’re owned by the same ****ing company, its like when WWF bought WCW. Take all the good talent give the rest to bellator who is arguing. It’s perfect, I love bellator and I think It’s a perfect competetition to UFC as in the next best thing like a minor league that can still put on great events. MMA needs this, strikeforce is done.