The 6 Reasons Strikeforce Was Never as Popular as the UFC (and Never Will Be)

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The 6 Reasons Strikeforce Was Never as Popular as the UFC (and Never Will Be)
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
While Strikeforce has put on strong shows and has had top talent, it has still never really had a strong following.

Over the last fifteen years, MMA promotions have come, gone and been bought out. Fighters have found celebrity and fortunes using their hands and feet.

There are many places that fighters have plied their trade, but for a long while now, the UFC has been the clear-cut promotion to be in for a variety of reasons. Over these years, competitors have risen to challenge the UFC.

Few had as much success, however little that was, as Strikeforce.

However, even though Strikeforce found itself home to many great fighters and put on a number of strong events, the promotion never really cut into the UFC's fan base in a serious way. Worse yet, while Strikeforce consistently had some of the biggest names in the sport, it never garnered the same kind of following other promotions like Pride and Dream did.

Eventually, the UFC's parent company, Zuffa, purchased Strikeforce and began sapping the promotion of many of its biggest fighters. But even now, with the UFC's backing, the California-based organization still struggles to attract fight fans to their shows.

So why is it that Strikeforce has been met with such consistent indifference with fans? That is what we are here to discuss.

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