Following an exciting Saturday night of fights by Strikeforce, CEO Scott Coker eludes to the press that we can expect UFC vs Strikeforce ‘super fights’ right on the horizon.
“I think, you know what? Let the Strikeforce guys fight the UFC guys,” said Coker. “I’d love to see it. To me, Alistair Overeem versus Cain Velasquez? Let’s do it. Or Fedor fighting Brock Lesnar. …There’s nothing to say these guys can’t fight each other.”
Coker may be completely correct as both companies are under one umbrella now, the new owners look to be quite pleased with their new acquisition. However the details such as whose backyard these ‘super fights‘ will take place in is one of many that will need answering before moving forward. Coker does make some valid analogies though.
“I love Strikeforce and I want to see it continue for many years, and I’m going to work my ass off to make sure it’s profitable,” he said. “…This roster that we’ve built at Strikeforce is unbelievable, and everybody knows that. We’re going to continue to put these great fights on, and we have the fighters to do that. But to me, why can’t you build the AFC and the NFC and let’s do a Super Bowl fight? That’s what I’d like to see.”
When could we expect such a spectacle in a cage Mr. Coker? What can the fans do?
“I think when the fans demand it, that’s when those fights will happen. …We have a great relationship with Showtime, and I think that the fighters you see on Showtime will continue fighting on Showtime, but at some point, I think, you know, let’s get it on.”