Props: MMA Fighting
"To me the fans are always going to think what they want. I've always known we have the best heavyweight division in mixed martial arts. I had this in my back pocket. I don't really gauge what's going out in the viral world, the virtual world. I just know that this is a special moment in time. All these heavyweight fighters are here and in their youth, young enough to compete at high levels. We're going to let them all fight each other and this is the best way to do it."
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker silenced (some of) his critics when news broke that his San Jose-based promotion would be holding an eight-man heavyweight tournament. With the brackets in place, Coker wants to prove just how "robust" his 265-pound division is. With names such as heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, Fedor Emelianenko and Josh Barnett, Coker may be doing just that. Sound off, Maniacs. Will this tournament prove that Strikeforce has the best heavyweight division in mixed martial arts? Or do the fighters need to hold up their end of the bargain and deliver on fight night?