by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Scott Smith made short work of Terry Martin at Strikeforce
on Friday night in San Jose, Calif., finishing the Chicago middleweight in just
24 seconds. It was a one-fight
deal for him with Strikeforce, but Smith hopes to extent his relationship with
the California-based mixed martial arts promotion.
"I knew once I landed one punch he was going to try to
take it to the ground," commented Smith
about his quick victory over Martin.
"So, I wanted to make it worth his while."
To protect his healing left hand, Smith had no intentions of
using it against Martin. "I
had no intentions on throwing any left hooks. I broke my hand throwing a left hook in my last fight. I’ve got two screws in my hand right
now, but for some reason I just felt that left hook and straight
right-hand. I pawed that left hook
out there a couple of times and it set it up perfectly. I stepped right in with the
"It’s kind of weird," added the 29-year
old fighter. "You have this
game plan. It’s all supposed to be
left switch-kicks to the head, to the body. For some reason I just went in there and it was just a
target that said left-hook, straight-right."
Smith was a victim of the recent collapse of ProElite, the parent company of the EliteXC fight
promotion. Having had his
scheduled EliteXC bout canceled, Smith made the move to Strikeforce and hopes
to make it his new home.
"It was a one-fight deal just because we had to throw
it together so fast. I would love
to stick with Strikeforce," Smith told MMAWeekly.com.
"There’s a lot of fun fights
out there. There’s nobody in
particular… Frank Shamrock would be a really great fight, obviously Cung Le," commented Smith on possible match ups for
him in Strikeforce. "There’s
a lot of great 185-pounders out there that would make for a fun fight."