With less than 24 hours until we find out who advances to the next round of the Strikeforce Grand Prix, it’s time for us to weigh in with our (sometimes less than accurate) opinions. While we don’t claim to read the future or have the best track record, we can’t say we always pick who we’ll think will win, but rather who we’d like to see win. In my case, I did not fare so well in our last Strikeforce ..read more
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Those that are long-time readers of the Bridge know that way back in our infancy, we had a column called “Scary Eastern European of the Week.” While that was quite entertaining, to be honest, it was quite a bit of work to keep up with between writing goofy stories and relaying actual news. Now that things have somewhat settled down around here, I’m bringing it back. This time, however, just like those times that you hate [to ..read more
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Last night marked another fantastic showing for Strikeforce. I honestly can’t remember the last time that they put on a snoozer card (at least on their non-Challengers series). The lack of pre-fight hype didn’t do the events that unfolded last night any justice. Even through the controversial Mousasi-Jardine decision, every fight left me on the edge of my seat (or jumping on the couch).
Aoki def. Beerbohm via 1st round submission While all of us predicted that Aoki would win via submission, ..read more
It’s that time once again! The weekend is here, which means more MMA for all of us to predict, watch, critique, and (most importantly) bicker about. Tomorrow night brings us a couple of championship fights and some serious imported talent that American JMMA fans have been waiting for. As Tommy noted, this will be the first time that we get to see a Strikeforce event under their new management (or rather, owners), Zuffa. I’ve always been a fan of Strikeforce’s ..read more
When it comes to opinions, we make no bones about who we root for. As die-hard PRIDE fans, I think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone here that doesn’t root for a former PRIDE combatant, given the chance.
That doesn’t mean that we’re unrealistic about fights, though. By now, we realize the Fedor “mystique” is gone, Minowaman will probably never be put in a fight here on US soil that has any sort of meaning outside of entertainment value, and ..read more