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Strikeforce Dropping Its Heavyweight Division in 2012

Written on December 16, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Strikeforce announces the discontinuation of its heavyweight division to concentrate on remaining weight classes.

Strikeforce president Scott Coker has just announced that Strikeforce will discontinue its heavyweight division by 2012.

The announcement was made on Thursday over a press conference on the recent Strikeforce-Showtime deal, where Coker revealed that the promotion will soon concludes its Heavyweight Grand Prix and focus on remaining weight divisions.

“What you’ll see after the event with the tournament finals between Josh Barnett and , you’ll see one more fight where the winner will fight a top-rated heavyweight and then we’re going to go back to focusing on our other weight classes,” Scott Coker said.

UFC President agrees with Coker’s decision and points out the division’s ‘lack of depth’ as the reason behind its demise.

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  • Zelitenutrition Ninja

    Scott Coker took a good decision and keep an eye on other divisions also. But i think the heavyweight division should not be discontinued. It’s a bad news for the fight lovers and fans.
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  • Sonny

    I agree, I don’t see a good reason to drop the heavyweight division. Soemtimes the fights are not as exciting but, I mean the fans lose out in the end.

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