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Strikeforce Post-Fight News & Notes

–In the video above, Tito tells Ariel Helwani he plans on returning to cage hopefully in August. No idea where he’s going yet, but Strikeforce seems like a strong possibility now. Word is him and Babalu were talking a little trash cageside, so that seems like logical fight to start with. Tito was disappointed Frank lost, and said, “I felt like I was watching money disappear.”

Alistair Overeem’s return to Strikeforce could be against Fabricio Werdum. Werdum isn’t signed yet, so obviously nothing is official, but at this point, he definitely seems like the best option to challenge Overeem for the heavyweight title. After watching Brett Rogers fight last night, it was apparent, to me at least, that he’s not ready for Overeem. Nevertheless, he did lobby for the fight. “Before everybody walks away, I mean I wouldn’t mind fighting Overeem,” Rogers said. “That would be nice right there.”

Strikeforce did a live gate of approximately $750k with 15,211 in attendance. Solid numbers given the current economic climate. Coker commented, “We tried to be considerate and make it affordable for everybody. … Would we like to scale (up) the prices and bring in more revenue? There will be a time for that. We’ll keep building it.”

Frank Shamrock says, “Nick Diaz kicked my ass tonight.” Diaz credits the ass kicking to his dedication in the gym, still says other MMA fighters don’t put in the work he does.

Carano vs Cyborg in August for women’s title? Gina deal is apparently close to being completed.

Kevin Randleman has signed with Strikeforce. He had a great quote, “I love my job, it’s the best job in the world…I live in the best country in the world: America…and I live in the best world in the universe: Earth.”

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