Pat Healy says he has his sights set on the UFC lightweight title after losing out on his chance to challenge for the Strikeforce strap on two separate occasions against Gilbert Melendez. First stop: Jim Miller at UFC 159 on Saturday night in NJ.
UFC and Strikeforce will likely merge at some point in the New Year, meaning that several of the inbound champions will have high-profile match ups upon their Octagon debuts (or returns). Let's take an early look at the match-making possibilities.
Ronda Rousey is crowned the first-ever UFC women's champion, Strikeforce plans its spectacular funeral, and the long-rumored Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida match-up is finally realized on today's edition of the Morning Report.
Strikeforce Heavyweight standout Daniel Cormeir will return to action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, taking on mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Dion Staring on the Showtime-televised main card.
Ronda Rousey has reportedly inked a landmark deal, becoming the first-ever female fighter to join the UFC as her current employer, Strikeforce, plans to hold its last mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Showtime on Jan. 13, 2013.
When Gilbert Melendez returns from injury, which could be sooner than expected, he still wants to fight Pat Healy, whom he was scheduled to battle before he got hurt. And he doesn't care what promotion it's for.
A special report has surfaced that claims both Strikeforce's relationship with Showtime and its existence in general may be coming to an end .... sooner rather than later. Read all about it at MMAmania.com!
Pat Healy had his title shot taken away after Gilbert Melendez suffered an injury and Strikeforce cancelled its Sept. 29 event in Sacramento. And if it's up to "Bam Bam," he'll wait for "El Nino" to get healthy.
Strikeforce lightweight contender Pat Healy spoke with Bloody Elbow Radio's Matt Bishop shortly after the cancelation of Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy where he was scheduled to fight Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce lightweight title.
Late Sunday night news came out that Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gil Melendez suffered a training injury and was forced from Saturday's card. With no replacement, Showtime and Strikeforce were compelled to cancel the event altogether.