Scott Coker: “I think we’d have to go to an eight-man, maybe even a 16-man tournament.”

Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker has speant a number of hours this week mapping out the middleweight title tournament, set to begin in August with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Tim Kennedy.

Coker, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:

“We spent about three or four hours on it today, mapping out is this a 16-man tournament? Is it an eight-man tournament? Is it a four-man tournament? I just don’t think a four-man tournament, it wouldn’t be a good representative of the talent base that we have. So I think we’d have to go to an eight-man, maybe even a 16-man tournament.”

“It hasn’t been decided yet, we’re still trying to work out the kinks and walk through each process, but it will probably end up being an eight-man tournament. The other thing too is maybe we have a fight between now and when the tournament starts to crown a new champion, and then the tournament champion would fight the current champion.”

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