Strong showing for Strikeforce
What was the opinion of the masses on the great weekend of MMA?
I think Strikeforce has to take the nod as they put together one of their best shows. The Scott Smith v. Cung Le fight was incredible. I wrote Smith off at least three times (like most people) and the fact that he was able to catch Le at the end was amazing.
I know a lot of people are pointing to the officiating in that fight as being a prime example of how it's done, since lesser officials would've ended that fight prematurely.
I can definitely see that argument, especially with some of the poor calls we've seen in the UFC lately.
The Smith-Le fight wasn't the best of the night though, as the Gilbert Melendez v. Josh Thomson fight was even better. Easily one of the best fights of the year.
I do think it's funny to hear them calling out all the other top lightweights in the world after that bout. They are talented guys but need to slow down just a bit. I don't think either takes down a Diego Sanchez or Kenny Florian.
Strikeforce doesn't have the depth of the UFC but they have some guys who can put on entertaining fights and Strikeforce didn't even have to roll out all their top guns for that show. MMA is better with a productive Strikeforce and I'm glad to see their expansion hasn't ruined them (yet). It's good for the sport.