As Strikeforce dots the i's and crosses the t's on its agreement to purchase EliteXC, the company's owner says the deal includes the contracts of big-name EliteXC fighters Kimbo Slice, Gina Carano, Nick Diaz, Eddie Alvarez, Robbie Lawler and Jake Shields.
The fighters themselves haven't confirmed that they're going to fight for Strikeforce, which means everything we hear from Strikeforce has to be taken with a grain of salt. But promoter Scott Coker told Dave Meltzer that the deal includes all the big-name fighters' contracts, and he also said the next Strikeforce show will take place on April 11 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, with Frank Shamrock in the main event.
Strikeforce Says It Has Kimbo, Carano; Frank Shamrock to Headline in April originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Thu, 05 Feb 2009 17:30:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.