Sengoku middleweight champ, Jorge Santiago eyes Strikeforce tournament

According to Alex Davis, Sengoku middleweight champion, Jorge Santiago’s manager, the champ is looking to become a part of the upcoming Strikeforce tournament to crown a new number one contender for the middleweight title that kicks off before year’s end.

Santiago’s manager, Alex Davis, speaking via, said:

“Obviously being Sengoku champion he has to keep on fighting in Japan. He’s already carved that niche for himself; he’s a hero there. Of course, he wants to come fight in the States. He fought in the UFC, didn’t go as good as he would have liked it to go. Now, he’s really cleaned up his game, he’s really improved.”

“They haven’t made a decision on their 185-pound tournament, when it’s going to be, or if it’s a four-man tournament, but I’m always calling saying ‘what about Jorge Santiago?’ I think if they do a 185-pound tournament, that’s one that has to be in there.”

“The only reason he’s not back in the UFC is because he’s got his contract in Japan, which is a good contract, pays him very well, and he’s the champion there. In that situation Strikeforce is a little bit more flexible. I’m always mentioning his name, and I’m sure that when they do the tournament, he’ll end up in there.”

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