Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker understands the concerns many feel are facing his promotion.
After cancelling back-to-back cards, Strikeforce appears to be focusing all its attention on a January super-event with several champions expected to compete.
“We’re looking at a show in January with Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold and Gilbert Melendez,” said Coker, in an interview with MMAFighting.com, “and don’t be surprised to see Ronda Rousey and Nate Marquardt, as well.”
Cormier earned the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix title earlier this year, while Rockhold (middleweight), Melendez (lightweight), Rousey (bantamweight) and Marquardt (welterweight) all hold Strikeforce gold.
Since Zuffa bought Strikeforce, most have felt it was only a matter of time before the promotion ceased to exist. Coker has stated time and time again that is not the case.
Melendez was forced out of a planned September card, and Showtime decided to not air the event without him in the main event. Next, no opponent could be found to face Cormier in November, and Strikeforce decided to cancel that card, as well.