Strikeforce, Sherdog, and EA Announce “MMA Fighter Exchange” Project
October 11, 2010
During the Strikeforce: Diaz vs Noons II post fight press conference, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced the “MMA Fighter Exchange” program with partners Sherdog.com (Crave Online) and EA (Electronic Arts).
Watch worlds collide as Strikeforce MMA giants Gegard Mousasi, Jacare Souza, Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Luke Rockhold take four up and coming fighters under their wing. See these fighters grow as they fly across the globe to train in new fighting arts in foreign countries. Follow each fighter’s page as they post daily blogs, photos, video and live twitter feeds about what it’s like to push their bodies and minds, learning from top fighters and famous trainers in unfamiliar lands, striving towards their dream shot at fighting in an upcoming Strikeforce Event!! (Sherdog)
Sherdog.com will be providing a behind the scenes look throughout the fight camps with blog and video coverage of each fighter. After completing their respective training camps, the protégés return to prepare for their debut at the December 4th STRIKEFORCE promotion where their undercard fights will be streamed live by Sherdog.com.
Here is video from the post fight press conference thanks to TWinCombatSports:
MMA Fighter Exchange Website: http://easportsmma.sherdog.com/
MMA Fighter Exchange Twitter: http://twitter.com/fighterexchange
There were a number of announcements from Strikeforce during the week leading to their October 9th event in San Jose, most having a great impact on where the company looks to be heading in future. This is another pretty significant step on their part, adding Sherdog (Crave Online) as a partner for this upcoming project with EA. Not only are they gaining a strong partner, but their fighters will get more exposure, new talent will be introduced in a way where fans can follow their progress, and then MMA fans will witness their progress in an upcoming Challengers card.
This appears to be the premise of what a potential Strikeforce TV show (along with the help of their partners EA and Sherdog) may look like on TV in the future, keeping their motto of strong synergies among it’s partners as key to their success in the future. The website has a ton of information, interviews, and videos with each fighter and “Big” John McCarthy appears to be a big part of the project as well. Stay tuned to MMAPayout as we will track the evolution of this interesting venture.