It is official! Strikeforce’s November 3rd card is dead. Strikeforce itself, not so much:
“Due to a series of injuries, we were forced to cancel the upcoming card on Nov. 3, but are already working to put together a stacked card in January,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said.
Showtime Executive Vice President Stephen Espinoza echoed those same comments, and says that the promotion’s future with the network will carry on in January.
“While we’re disappointed with the cancellation, we are looking forward to an even bigger Strikeforce event on Showtime early next year,” said Espinoza.
As disappointed as I am that Strikeforce isn’t just going away, I have to admit the prospect of a Strikeforce supercard is sorta appealing. The roster doesn’t suck … in fact, it’s the non-sucking roster that makes me so upset that the promotion won’t die and free these prisoners. Ronda Rousey, Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier, Nate Marquardt, Gegard Mousasi, Josh Barnett, Jacare Souza, Tim Kennedy, Robbie Lawler, Roger Gracie, and Jordan Mein all on the same card sounds like a pretty good night of fights to me.
And call me a dreamer, but I still have a foolish glimmer of hope that this will be done as the LAST Strikeforce card ever, or *gasp* even a UFC vs Strikeforce merge event? Yeah, totally not gonna happen. This must be what Bane meant about hope being the most torturous thing in life.