Strikeforce on Showtime

April 12, 2009 HP Pavilion in San Jose, California

Mauro Ranallo on MMA announcing future: ‘I hope it’s with Bellator’

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The versatile veteran combat sports announcer is in negotiations with Bellator MMA for a new deal.

Big John McCarthy explains the rules of MMA to Frank Shamrock

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Big John McCarthy explains the rules of MMA to Frank Shamrock

"Superstar boxer Roy Jones Jr. has expressed interest in facing UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson...

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"Superstar boxer Roy Jones Jr. has expressed interest in facing UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva, after Silva had let his intentions be known that he wished to face Jones in a boxing contest. Promoter Bob Arum was eager to promote such a bout to let the world see that "those MMA guys can't throw a straight punch". Unfortunately it seems the impedus [sic] to set up such a fight is dead in the water, since the UFC is no hurry to see their Champion compete in a venue not being promoted by them. Enter Nick Diaz. With Strikeforce's more flexible attitudes towards fighting and the Strikeforce-Showtime alliance, the barriers to such a fight could very well be coming down. Our camp has already contacted Top Rank Boxing to let them know we would be 100% in favor of such a matchup. Now the ball is in their court." -- posted at GracieFIghter.com, site of manager/trainer Cesar Gracie

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