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For the Hardcores: More Thoughts on the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix

January 15, 2011

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An addendum to the blog post I wrote for my space over on the Albany Times Union website about the Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament. Part of my reason for posting the occasional MMA piece over at the Times Union (usually on weekends) is to expose more people locally to the sport and, hopefully, help in some […]

The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix: Shoehorning a 20th Century Concept in a 21st Century Market

January 15, 2011

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When the unregulated, bare-knuckle Ultimate Fighting Championships first appeared on the national scene in the early 1990s, the draw was more than bloodlust. The concept was a one-night tournament that would determine the best pure fighter in the world. In the nearly two decades (!) since its inception, the sport has seen dramatic changes. So […]