Hello all, this is Ring Psych coming to you LIVE from the Marriott in beautiful downtown San Jose. The weigh-ins are about to start for tommorow night’s Strikeforce event, which is headlined by Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg in the most heavily anticipated women’s MMA fight in history. Stay updated with us after the jump!
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As we reported a bit earlier, UFC is now personally invested in being Strikeforce’s direct competition, in a move that will almost assuredly work out in the UFC’s favor. Dana White seems to be taking this whole “Fedor Emelianenko” thing pretty seriously, so now he’s set the wheels in motion for head-to-head programming. The first thing that came to my mind when I heard about this was remembering the actions of another bombastic promoter encountering something similar in the late 1980s: one Vince McMahon.
While the then-WWF and their rivals the NWA always were involved in indirect competition, something changed in 1987 when a scheduling war erupted.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Nick Diaz no-showed a drug test requested by the California State Athletic Commission, and that his fight with Jay Hieron was off. Now, the Observer is reporting that there may still be hope:
The California State Athletic Commission specified that if Nick Diaz doesn’t make an appointment for testing by Noon Pacific time that the fight with Jay Hieron on Saturday’s Strikeforce show is out.
Scott Coker has said that a few potential back-up opponents have been contacted. He said that he would continue to work with Diaz even if he doesn’t show up for the test, but that the two would have a talking to.
Coker said that he had sent plane tickets for Diaz to fly to Los Angeles for the test today and that there was no miscommunication between himself, the commission and Diaz.
Obviously Strikeforce wants Diaz to fight, because Diaz is unarguably amazing and one of the few drawing cards Strikeforce has at this point outside of the just-signed Fedor. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!