After the debacle of UFC 112, I was so ready to love the show Strikeforce was putting on in Nashville. What's not to like? Anytime you have mixed martial arts with championship belts on the line, it can't be a bad thing–can it? And, unlike their UFC counterpart, it was on television for free.
And then I watched it.
Let me first say, I understand fledgling promotions aren't going to be without their problems. Heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, who is definitely not on steroids (wink, wink), has not been available to fight in two years because of scheduling conflicts and a hand injury he definitely didn't get in a bar fight. Fine.
Aging, overrated, reclusive Russian fighter Fedor Emelianenko, who I am a huge fan of, can't fight until he clears up some issues with a contract he has already signed. Ok, whatever.
But Strikeforce Nashville was just bad on so many levels.