I haven’t really given this weekend’s Strikeforce card much press, but I’m a shit talker and there’s very little shit to talk against the card. Gilbert Melendez vs Josh Thomson should be a very entertaining win for Melendez, and the card is stacked with enough gamers to hopefully avoid another borefest like “Strikeforce at the Dome” was.
One fight that’s interesting me is between Jeremiah Metcalf vs. Raymond Daniels. Daniels is making his MMA debut, but he’s being dubbed as ‘the next Cung Le’ and has a pretty sick record in Chuck Norris’ WCL (yeah yeah, I know) and kickboxing:
Daniels, a sixth degree black belt in Kenpo and Shotokan Karate as well as a fifth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, recently concluded three seasons with Chuck Norris’ World Combat League, a full-contact, team-based fight league that prohibits clinching, holding and grappling.
Daniels went 18-0 as a member of the WCL’s Los Angeles squad, and earlier this month, his team won a season championship. The Long Beach, Calif. resident also owns a 16-0 mark in pro kickboxing.
It will be interesting to see if Daniels has the skills to keep the fight on it’s feet or if he ends up on his ass after the first tornado kick attempt.