You’d think after the news that Strikeforce fighters will never compete in the UFC so long as SF exists, new signees would shrivel up faster than your dick in a cold pool. But at least one more fighter has fallen into this black hole of a promotion since then: 23-6 Jungle Fight lightweight champion Adriano Martins. Note that the highlight above was made in 2009, and he’s gone 11-4 since then with 5 more KOs, or as this highlight video would feature them: NOCAUTE! NOCAUTE!! NOCAUTE!!! NOCAUTE!!!! NOCAUTE!!!!!
Martins’ manager is Alex Davis, a man who manages Bigfoot Silva, Rousimar Palhares, Edson Barboza, and a bunch of other Brazilian stars. Davis also once said “A good manager can be the difference between a fighter becoming a star or just fading into history without ever accomplishing enough to really capitalize on his efforts.” So let’s hope he’s being a good manager with Adriano. After watching Strikeforce award Pat Healy with a lightweight title shot out of desperation / by default, maybe there’s some method to these Brazilians’ madness.