Scott Coker: PRIDE had amazing GP’s, Strikeforce GP is going to be unbelievable

Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker speaks on the promotions upcoming heavyweight world grand prix set to run through out the course of 2011, explaining the ones put on by UFC were a different era, and PRIDE’s were great, but this one will top anything you’ve ever seen.

Coker, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:

“Pride had some amazing shows and they set the benchmark for tournaments. I know the UFC originally started back in ’93 with the tournament format, but that was a different era, a different time. I’m not the type of guy to sit here and boasting about it, but when you look at it on paper, I think this is honestly the greatest heavyweight tournament in the history of mixed martial arts. I think there’s a good argument about that. That’s really my position on it.”

“This is what I say: Judge us by what’s inside the cage and we put on some amazing fights, put on some big fights, and I think the tournament’s going to be unbelievable. Why be a critic? Why don’t you just sit back and enjoy it? Because it’s going to be unbelievable and you get to watch it on Showtime for free.”

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