Frank Shamrock: ‘Strikeforce Is Coming To An End’
Frank Shamrock is not too optimistic in terms of Strikeforce and the chances it has to continue moving forward. This comes at the heels of Strikeforce cancelling their November 3 card, which was set to feature a heavyweight showdown between Frank Mir and Daniel Cormier.
Frank Mir injured himself, however, along with Luke Rockhold and the event was forced to be cancelled due to so many injuries to marquee fighters for the promotion. Shamrock talked about the promotion’s future in a recent interview with Bas Rutten on InsideMMA.
“Strikeforce is coming to an end. They’ve been consumed by a much larger company. They’ve got a brand and a direction that doesn’t seem like it includes the Strikeforce brand. So, if history repeats itself, I think it’s gonna go away, and we’re gonna have a new show, a new opportunity, and hopefully a new platform.”
If this does indeed come to fruition, it will create an influx of new talent for the UFC, which will allow them to book solid cards even with the threat of fighter injuries. Strikeforce is great and is arguably the second best promotion save for Bellator, but they just don’t seem to have the carrying power to keep their promotion running.
The UFC and company should just scrap the promotion all together. Then people will have the chance to see guys like Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, and Gilbert Melendez all make their highly anticipated UFC debut. Strikeforce had a good run, and hopefully guys like Frank Shamrock will be able to find their place in MMA, whether it is teaching or calling fights for a different promotion.