Mixed Martial Arts pioneer Frank Shamrock recently conducted an interview with TheMMAHour.com where he stated that Strikeforce have asked him to fight on a yet to be announced card set for the first week of March.
Frank Shamrock has been competing in Mixed Martial Arts for fifteen years and has held titles in the UFC, Pancrase, WEC & Strikeforce with victories over the likes of Tito Ortiz, Jeremy Horn and Bas Rutten however is nearing the end of his career after back-to-back losses to Cung Le and Nick Diaz.
At this point in his career Shamrock is seeking the most interesting match-ups at Strikeforce with the most likely bouts being against Cung Le, Scott Smith, Robbie Lawler or Dan Henderson. Not on his radar of potential fighters is current Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields who Shamrock claims is a "boring fighter, with no personality"
If what Shamrock says is correct and Strikeforce is going to host another Event in the first week of March then Strikeforce will yet again be going head-to-head with World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). This past Saturday WEC and Strikeforce collided on free TV with both putting on a great show but in this instance Strikeforce pulled the better rating.
However the March WEC Event is scheduled to have newly crowned WEC Bantamweight Champion Brian Bowles defending against Dominick Cruz, as well as the return of Miguel Torres and Jens Pulver which may be enough to sway the audience away from Strikeforce.
Whatever way you look at it March is already shaping up to be a stacked month before we even enter the new year with UFC 111, WEC 47, The Ultimate Fighter Season Eleven debuts and the rumoured UFC card on Versus.