A Night of Tweets: Strikeforce Finale

By: Mike Fridley
Jan 12, 2013

All good things must come to an end.

And so ends Strikeforce, the promotion put on the map by Scott Coker and company that featured the best in state-side women’s MMA and fostered such stars as Ronda Rousey, Cung Le, Gina Carano, Gilbert Melendez, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and many more talented athletes.

Here’s how the MMA community reacted to Strikeforce’s final stand on Twitter:


— WEC (@WEConVERSUS) January 13, 2013

We should just get rid of judges and flip a coin to see who won!!!

— Dana White (@danawhite) January 13, 2013

10 years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now we have no WEC, no EliteXC and no Strikeforce

— Chris Nelson (@3amMMA) January 13, 2013

Nate Marquardt's leg might be the only thing that was victimized more than the Packers' rush defense tonight.

— Tristen Critchfield (@TCritchfield52) January 13, 2013

I lost some paper but it wasn't any kinda bloodbath..listening to commentating was more brutal than losing..they should play Sham at Gitmo

— Joey Oddessa(@MMAOdds) January 13, 2013

You guys don't think those plague lords that Barnett warned about have gotten to Marquardt, do you? Do you?!?!

— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) January 13, 2013

Is Rampage or Cecil Peoples in Marquardt's corner??? Let's not check any leg kicks ever...those don't really hurt at all #MMA

— Tommy Messano (@ULTMMA) January 13, 2013

Marquardt's thigh has the color, typography and nearly the size of Mars.

— Dann Stupp (@MMAjunkieDann) January 13, 2013

Marquardt's leg is the surprise star of AMC's Walking Dead season premier. #Strikeforce #UFC #MMA

— Danny Acosta (@AcostaIsLegend) January 13, 2013

Is this a Strikeforce nostalgia show or a Pride nostalgia show? Shoji or Matsui would feel at home fighting out of the blue corner tonight.

— Todd Martin (@ToddMartinMMA) January 13, 2013

I mostly just want to see the San Francisco 49ers in the UFC now.

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) January 13, 2013

It's so quiet in here, fans in different sections are literally yelling back and forth about whether or not to boo the main event.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) January 13, 2013

Why is Nate Marquardt, a guy who historically can't reference or interpret MMA rules and regulations, sponsored by an eTextbook company?

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) January 13, 2013

Kicking a bee hive / sky diving without a chute / calling out Frank Mir. #strikeforce

— 17 Syllables of Pain (@MMAhaiku) January 13, 2013

kruck gone hoarse off that yellin or he cryin. yall decide.

— GFKonMMA (@GFKonMMA) January 13, 2013

After these past two mismatches, it seems like the perfect time to replay Cung Le vs. Sammy Morgan.

— Dann Stupp (@MMAjunkieDann) January 13, 2013

Staring has a lot of pretty good chins.

— Chuck Mindenhall (@ChuckMindenhall) January 13, 2013

Staring's defense is....really incredible. He just sees punches coming and looks like he just thinks "yep, that's gonna hurt" and eats it

— Brent Brookhouse (@brentbrookhouse) January 13, 2013

Seriously people, watch out for the plague lords out there.

— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) January 13, 2013

After listening to Barnett's post-fight speech, I kinda wish the flu had won.

— Dann Stupp (@MMAjunkieDann) January 13, 2013

OK, that "Lord of the Rings" crap just put Kruck into a new stratosphere. He's approaching Superfoot Wallace territory.

— Mike Whitman (@mikewhitmanmma) January 13, 2013

Josh Barnett's hair been training with Chuck Liddell

— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) January 13, 2013

It's obvious these @strikeforce fighters are coming to @ufc but god I hope these refs stay the hell where they are. #TapOutTilYouPassOut

— Yves Edwards (@thugjitsumaster) January 13, 2013

Mike Kyle just walked by me seconds after losing to Gegard Mousasi and said, "It's not in me anymore. That was my last one."

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 13, 2013

And people wonder why no UFC fighters would come over to Strikeforce for a one timer.

— RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA) January 13, 2013

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