If you have cable, you can watch the last Strikeforce card for free, this Saturday on Showtime. Not only is that an important subheadline for the event, it's also a fitting farewell. Though Strikeforce itself probably had nothing to do with the timing of Showtime's complimentary weekend, it still works well as a thanks-for-the-memories kind of thing for a promotion that always seemed to make a conscious effort to be "of the people."
The weekend also offers a chance for fans to reciprocate. It hasn't always been clean or pretty, but Strikeforce had a pretty good run. What is its lasting legacy? That will be clearer in Saturday's aftermath, when many Strikeforce contractors will emigrate for the UFC, even as others fade into Bolivian, as Mike Tyson likes to say.
Saturday's card would appear to include a good cross section from both camps. Will upsets ensue, or is this one all chalk? In these very slides, Jonathan Snowden, John Heinis, McKinley Noble, Sean Smith, Kyle Symes and I will break down each fight and offer a prediction. May the best man win. Meaning me.