Strikeforce Results: What We Learned from Scott Smith vs. Lumumba Sayers

Sal DeRose@@TheSalDeRoseCorrespondent IMarch 4, 2012

Photo courtesy of Heavy.com
Photo courtesy of Heavy.com

On the Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey card, Scott Smith could have very well seen his last fight in a meaningful organization.

Smith was beaten by Lumumba Sayers by guillotine choke after he was taken down hard by Sayers.

Smith had a shot at a guillotine choke of his own in the fight, but failed to capitalize. Sayers had no problems with his choke, and now Smith has suffered his fourth consecutive loss.

What we'll remember about this fight:

This was Smith's last fight in any major promotion. He has had some good moments, but unfortunately we'll most likely remember him for this fourth consecutive loss to someone who is not well known.

What we learned about Scott Smith:

That he really is no longer relevant and can't compete at the highest level. Pretty much that.

What we learned about Lumumba Sayers:

Sayers could be a good prospect. He looked good in his few moments in the cage, particularly his impressive takedown of Smith.

What's next for Smith:

His fourth loss? He won't be in Strikeforce any longer most likely. Probably a fight on the regional circuit is next for him.

What's next for Sayers:

Honestly I couldn't tell you where this puts him. I think he'll get another promotional newcomer to help build him up.

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