Although the last memory that people may have of MMA on CBS was an ugly brawl that was ignited after Jason “Mayhem” Miller stepped into the cage to confront Jake Shields at “Strikeforce: Nashville,” it appears that the network is ready to move forward.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker recently told Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting that CBS is ready to begin discussions to put on another fight card.
“We’re going to re-engage in another conversation right after the Fedor fight and try to put something together in the fall,” Coker told the website.
For those who remember, the network had already announced during the April show that Strikeforce would be back in the fall, but CBS has been mum since the brawl that ensued following the main event.
After Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields upset Dan Henderson to keep his title, Miller stepped into the cage to ask Shields about a re-match and that’s when all hell broke loose.
Shields shoved Miller and then the entire Shields camp, which included the Diaz brothers (Nick and Nate) and Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez, proceeded to lay the smack down on the Bully Beatdown host.
It seems that all may have been forgiven though since Coker seems confident that they’ll be back on “The Eye.”