Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by hasar, Aug 24, 2015.
How popular Ronda would be?
There's a shop called "Strike Off" in SC. Get some, by armbar, etc.
The same; UFC still would have picked her up and made her the face of women's mma.
I actually miss Strikeforce once in a while, they put on some awesome fights with some great fighters.
It ended right when it should have. Every big name guy already fought each other. It would have gotten repetitive. The MW division was good but imagine the promotion going longer than it had gone. The top MW guys all fought eachother.
True... and that's exactly why it's not around anymore.
On the other hand Bellator was doing well with awesome fights between unknown fighters. And then they jumped the shark with the Wrestlemania show they put on. I do look forward to their event with K1 though.
SF under Zuffa control or under Coker control?
Under Coker control, not very popular. Dana would be running a Fedor-level smear campaign against her most likely.
I don't understand this... How does a promotion end at the right time?
Joe Rogan is that you? :icon_chee
They weren't getting any new fighters. All of their superstars had already fought eachother..
LW had zero fights left for Melendez..
WW had a few fights I guess..
MW was about to enter the rematch era for no reason
LHW had nothing going for it as well
HW had entertaining match ups, but not too many to keep the organization going on for years
They could have easily signed some new comers for next to nothing, just look at, well, other shops.
Strike Force's days were numbered because they were popular with fans, but not "big" enough to fight off a larger promotion.
Well, it was either keep Strikeforce around with their already watered down rosters and have guys like Melendez and Rockhold rarely fight (Zuffaforce events were really spread out, even more than Bellator's) or have their best fighters fight more often in the UFC and make those dream matches happen.
While it was fun and all, by the time 2013 rolled around, it was time for Strikeforce to go. The champions had already run out of contenders, after Melendez and Rockhold had beaten the best SF had to offer, guys like Pat Healy and Lorenz Larkin were about to get title shots on the final show. The WW and LHW divisions were more diluted than ever after Hendo and Diaz left, and most of the HWs have already gone to the UFC, I can't see Strikeforce making it much farther than that.
If SF was still around, Ronda's brand wouldn't be much bigger than Cyborg's. It's like asking if Conor McGregor would be as popular if the WEC were still around.
Certainly "not as"
rumble would be strikeforce champion,
Gina Carano became very popular, and most people don't even know the organization she fought most for. And Carano is the only reason why Cyborg is known. I could see Ronda still being popular in Strikeforce.
Cyborg was known before Carano. There was a reason she was the favourite when they did fight.
Ronda had not even debuted in mma by the time Strikeforce was sold. Honestly they were a national level company for about a year and a half and the sold. It's hard to say what they would have done since we saw so little of them before zuffa.
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