May 19, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Josh Barnett (right) fights Daniel Cormier (left) during the heavyweight tournament final bout of the Strikeforce World Grand Prix at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
Strikeforce returned to Showtime this past Saturday night (May 19, 2012) from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, featuring Daniel Cormier dominating Josh Barnett over five rounds and 25 minutes to become the heavyweight grand prix tournament champion.
It's just too bad both guys suffered broken hands in the process.
Gilbert Melendez brought an end to his rivalry with Josh Thomson by winning the rubber match via split decision and successfully defending his lightweight championship. It didn't come without controversy, however, as the judges decision was roundly booed by fans at the arena and panned by those at home.
In case you missed any of the bone crunching action -- or just want to relive it -- below are links to all the major storylines borne from Saturday night's event.
Strikeforce: "Barnett vs. Cormier"
Strikeforce post-fight fallout
And there you have it, my friends. What do you think was the biggest story coming out of the Strikeforce: "Barnett vs. Cormier" event?