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  1. #841

    Re: Boxing/MMA Fights - local, national, world

    Just days after Strikeforce rocked the MMA world with news that they had signed Fedor Emelianenko, they picked up another great fighter in Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. He's a submission specialist, and has battled Jason "Mayhem"Miller on two occasions, winning once, and having one fight end in a no contest.

    "I am very excited that I will have the opportunity to fight in Strikeforce amongst many of the world's best middleweight fighters," said the 29-year-old Souza. "Strikeforce has an extremely deep roster of top middleweight fighters. I am looking forward to the challenge and to taking my career to the next level."

    Now, he will join Strikeforce as a middleweight, where he will hopefully face Jake Shields, who also has strong jiu-jitsu. Signing with Strikeforce could also set up a rematch with Gegard Mousasi, who is one of two men to have beaten Jacare. Mousasi is fighting Renato "Babalu" Sobral on August 15 for the Strikeforce light heavyweight title, but movement between middleweight and light heavyweight is common; in fact, the UFC's middleweight champ Anderson Silva is moving up to light heavyweight to face Forrest Griffin this weekend.

    Strikeforce is also reportedly working on a deal with the Japanese promotion Dream to exchange fighters. This could create a revolving door between fighters in Japan and the U.S., and make fighting for Strikeforce or Dream quite attractive. Fighters would no longer have to decide between fighting in Japan or the U.S. when choosing a promotion to sign with. American fighters like Miller and Joe Warren could fight in front of a home crowd, while Japanese fighters, like lightweight Shinya Aoki, can try to become popular in the U.S.

    Jacare will make his debut "in the fall," the same time table that was set for the Emelianenko Strikeforce debut.

  2. #842

    Re: Boxing/MMA Fights - local, national, world

    jacare is gonna fight SF now??

    thats ****ing awesome


    shields/jacare is a great matchup

  3. #843

    Re: Boxing/MMA Fights - local, national, world

    ed herman is filling in for james irvin and will fight wilson gouveia at UFC102

  4. #844

    Re: Boxing/MMA Fights - local, national, world

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Meltzer
    --In a scary story, Andrei Arlovski admitted playing Russian roulette last night with a revolver with a single shell, and pulling the trigger. He was very depressed after his loss to Brett Rogers. I promise having dealt with a lot of fighters, between the amount of work going in, the crash of losing, combined with depression that can be caused by a combination of concussions and in many cases, steroid use, this is a harbinger of stories you will be reading about over the next 20 years.



    wtf?

  5. #845

    Re: Boxing/MMA Fights - local, national, world

    Did I just read Forrest won BY KO correctly?
    GO VOLS

  6. #846

    Re: Boxing/MMA Fights - local, national, world

    Quote Originally Posted by imported_MikeJones View Post
    Did I just read Forrest won BY KO correctly?
    they havent fought

  7. #847

    Re: Boxing/MMA Fights - local, national, world

    Quote Originally Posted by burton2019 View Post
    they havent fought
    OK cool was having trouble with connection and read a fake post then didn't get to verify It. I thought it was early. Thanks
    GO VOLS

  8. #848

    Re: Boxing/MMA Fights - local, national, world

    Quote Originally Posted by imported_MikeJones View Post
    Did I just read Forrest won BY KO correctly?
    Other way around.

  9. #849

    Re: Boxing/MMA Fights - local, national, world

    ****....silva ****ed griffin up...ko in 1st round

  10. #850

    Re: Boxing/MMA Fights - local, national, world


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    Silva made Griffin look sad... Anderson Silva is fantastic, and just showed how great he is.
    I'm sorry, but Forrest got knocked out with the same jab that poor Kimbo got knocked out with.. haha

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