SAN DIEGO – Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker is hopeful that Strikeforce will continue on Showtime, despite the departure of the man who played a vital role in bringing mixed martial arts to the network, Ken Hershman.
Coker, however, is still carrying on with “business as usual” and continues promoting Strikeforce, deflecting any thought of his company facing the grim reaper when its contract with Showtime expires early next year. So, for the time being, Strikeforce continues to operate and is scheduled to hold an event in San Diego on Dec. 17.
Headlining the San Diego fight card will be lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez defending his Strikeforce crown against No. 1 contender Jorge Masvidal. In addition, Cris “Cyborg” Santos will make her return to Strikeforce to defend her women’s featherweight title against Hiroko Yamanaka. K.J. Noons will look to get on the winning track in a fight with Billy Evangilista, and former light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi will lock horns with Ovince St. Preux.
Scott Coker talked with MMAWeekly.com about the upcoming card and also answered questions ranging from Dana White seeing Frankie Edgar as the No 2. pound-for-pound fighter to Gina Carano’s status to the future of the company. Watch the video below.