Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos Says He Was Supposed To Face Paul Daley On Strikeforce Card

Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (18-13) says he was supposed to meet Paul “Semtex” Daley at the upcoming Strikeforce event in November. So it came as a complete surprise when the promotion announced the matchup between Daley and Scott Smith.
Speaking to Tatame.com, Santos said that he had agreed to face Daley but no fight agreement had […]

CyborgSantosEvangelista “Cyborg” Santos (18-13) says he was supposed to meet Paul “Semtex” Daley at the upcoming Strikeforce event in November. So it came as a complete surprise when the promotion announced the matchup between Daley and Scott Smith.

Speaking to Tatame.com, Santos said that he had agreed to face Daley but no fight agreement had been signed. He holds no grudge and is ready to face anyone Strikeforce put’s in front of him.

“I was as surprised as everybody else. The manager who also is out match maker said I’d fight Paul Daley in November, and that the winner would confront the winner between Nick Diaz and KJ Noons in February or March, but I was surprised to see that Daley will confront Smith.”

Did they tell you who your opponent will be?
“We haven’t spoken afterwards. They have told me I’d confront Paul Daley… I haven’t sign anything, but we have agreed about it, so… I’ll keep training anyway. I’m ready to fight anyone on this division. I really fit this weight division.”

“Cyborg” dropped to welterweight for his last fight and may have found his stride having stopped Marius Žaromskis in the first round of their Strikeforce: Los Angeles bout last June.

MMAjunkie.com Radio: UFC 120’s Paul Sass and UFC 121’s Paul Taylor

MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the show a pair of British fighters, including Paul Sass, a lightweight who makes his UFC debut against Mark Holst at this month’s UFC 120 event.

Additionally, Paul Taylor calls in to discuss his UFC 121 bout wit…

MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the show a pair of British fighters, including Paul Sass, a lightweight who makes his UFC debut against Mark Holst at this month’s UFC 120 event.

Additionally, Paul Taylor calls in to discuss his UFC 121 bout with fellow lightweight Sam Stout.

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Strikeforce Heavyweights Take a Back Seat to Brocktober

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In case you haven’t heard, BROCKTOBER! has started in earnest, with Wednesday night marking the debut of UFC Primetime, the Spike TV show hyping the upcoming Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez fight at UFC 121.

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In case you haven’t heard, BROCKTOBER! has started in earnest, with Wednesday night marking the debut of UFC Primetime, the Spike TV show hyping the upcoming Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez fight at UFC 121.

I’m not a big fan of the whole Brocktober thing — I’m actually more excited about Lyotovember, when I assume the UFC will offer fans hours of programming featuring detailed analysis of how Machida’s precision striking will make him a difficult opponent for Rampage Jackson at UFC 123 — but I am excited about the Lesnar-Velasquez fight.

That’s really what we want as MMA fans: The promoters to give us fights that we’re excited about. And that’s what I was getting at a few weeks ago, when I questioned Josh Barnett for saying after he signed with Strikeforce that “Strikeforce is the home of the best heavyweight division in the world.” Whether Strikeforce or the UFC has the better heavyweight fighters is less important than whether Strikeforce or the UFC has the better heavyweight fights. And on that score it’s not even close.

"Strikeforce MMA" three-event DVD hits stores on Oct. 12

Strikeforce’s first-ever DVD release hits store shelves on Oct. 12.

“Strikeforce MMA,” a two-disc offering with nearly six hours of content, features preliminary- and main-card fights from three of the organization’s 2010 events.

They include “Strike…

Strikeforce’s first-ever DVD release hits store shelves on Oct. 12.

“Strikeforce MMA,” a two-disc offering with nearly six hours of content, features preliminary- and main-card fights from three of the organization’s 2010 events.

They include “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery,” “Strikeforce: Los Angeles” and “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum.” Famed Strikeforce heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko graces the cover with Alistair Overeem and Robbie Lawler.


Eddie Alvarez Confronts Strikeforce Boss Over Melendez Fight

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez confronts Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker over the holdup of putting together a bout between himself and Strikeforce lightweight title holder Gilbert Melendez.
“Scott, It seems as though your lightweight champion keeps on calling me out on every interview and I have no problem with that. I’ve never said anything about the […]

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Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez confronts Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker over the holdup of putting together a bout between himself and Strikeforce lightweight title holder Gilbert Melendez.

“Scott, It seems as though your lightweight champion keeps on calling me out on every interview and I have no problem with that. I’ve never said anything about the kid and I would never say anything at all. Never even approached anybody about fighting Gilbert Melendez. He just doesn’t shut up, every other interview he’s talking about fighting me ‘Oh I want to fight Eddie Alvarez, I want to fight Eddie Alvarez’ and it really makes me look bad because I see it [the interview] the next day later. So Bjorn says it’s OK, I say it’s OK, Gilbert is telling the world that he wants to fight me. I assume you’re the only one left to agree.”

HT: Video MMAFighting.com, transcript MiddleEasy.com