Understanding they’ve hit a grand slam with their Heavyweight Grand Prix, Strikeforce fully intends on riding the hoopla train until the tournament ends later this year.
Today, Showtime released some behind-the-scenes footage featuring several of the tourney’s participants. Noticeably absent from the shoot were Strikeforce’s biggest meal tickets, Fedor Emelianenko and champion Alistair Overeem.
“It’s great for everybody,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said of his tournament. “It’s great for television, it’s great for our company and it’s great for the fans.”
Ok, we get it. Strikeforce heavyweights aren’t good, “They’re Gr-r-reat!”
The HW GP kicks off February 12th at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Showtime will broadcast the highly anticipated card at 10PM ET/PT.
Please click the media player below to watch the exclusive footage: