Scott Coker Talks Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Division

Joshua WoodCorrespondent IJune 28, 2010

This weekend in San Jose, California Strikeforce held its mega event, Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum . During the pre-hype press conference, MMA Valor was able to talk with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker about the light heavyweight division.

At last week’s Strikeforce: LA event, the winner of the night's main event between Robbie Lawler and Renato Sobral was going to net a title shot.

Sobral won the night’s contest by unanimous decision and immediately began downplaying a title shot, mainly because current champ Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is a friend of his.

At the post fight press conference, Coker again stated he’d like to see Sobral vs. Lawal, but did open the door from a change.

When asked today if he’d talked with both sides about a possible fight, Coker said “we haven’t had serious discussions.” He went on to say that “we might be heading in a different direction” regarding a possible opponent for Sobral.

What’s that direction? Well “my matchmakers came and brought me a couple other matchups that are interesting and that’s Babalu vs. Dan Henderson, said Coker.” That should not be a surprise since Sobral has been calling out Henderson ever since Coker brought up the title shot idea.

A Sobral vs. Henderson fight would be a solid draw for Strikeforce and looks to be the direction they are heading in.

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