MMA Kevin Randleman signs with Strikeforce, to debut "right away"

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  1. Atmosphere

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    Kevin Randleman signs with Strikeforce, to debut "right away"


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    SAN JOSE, Calif. - While light-heavyweight free agent Tito Ortiz garnered the most attention outside the cage at Saturday night's "Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz," it was another UFC veteran that left the event a Strikeforce employee.

    Twelve-plus-year-veteran Kevin Randleman (17-12) was announced as the latest signing for Strikeforce at the post-event press conference at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

    "Thank you very much for the opportunity to come back and show everybody that I'm not done yet," Randleman said. "Far from it."

    Specifics of the contract were not announced, but Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said he hopes to have Randleman fight right away.

    "We have an announcement soon, so you'll have to wait until next week," Coker said. "But we're going to try and put him in the rotation right away. There's going to be some great fights in the future for Kevin, and we're excited."

    Randleman has fought just twice in the past three-and-a-half years, but he made it clear he was ready to fight the best opponents Strikeforce could muster.

    "Now that I'm here, understand this – it comes from the heart," Randleman said. "I'll fight anybody, anywhere. When Scott (Coker) says it's time to get down and dirty, understand this: I'm not coming to lose, and I'm not coming to back up."

    Randleman was suspended indefinitely by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after a failed 2006 drug screen. Coker said that concern has been abated.

    "I talked with Nevada state, and [Randleman] is cleared to go," Coker said. "So we're good to go."

    When asked by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) if Strikeforce's June 6 show, "Lawler vs. Shields," in St. Louis was a likely target for Randlemean's organizational debut, Coker declined to specify.

    "Kevin is back, and we're happy to have him as part of the Strikeforce/Showtime family," Coker said. "We're going to put him in action right away. Right away."

    For additional coverage of "Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz," check out the MMA Events section of MMAjunkie.com.

    And for complete coverage of "Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields," stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com.
     
  2. f-g

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    cool
     
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    I wonder what weight he will compete at.
     
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    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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  6. Nomad

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    i'm actually excited for Strikeforce....especially recently they're putting on some good fights with some big names and some of the lesser known names are putting on good fights. hope the NBC deal gets better though
     
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    i thought his record was much more impressive than 17-12 :hs:

    definitely excited to see him back in the cage or ring again :cool:
     
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    look who he has fought
     
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    he's never guaranteed to win against any given opponent, but he's always exciting to watch
     
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    yeah but he's put on great fights against great competitors.....so who cares? he's a good draw
     
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    hope he's still got the fire in him after all his problems
     
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    hope his urine comes back human this time
     
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    where's he training now?
     
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    I always wanted to like Randleman since he's an even bigger freak of nature than Rampage but as of right now it's all wasted talent. :wtc:

    Hope he does well nonetheless.
     
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    Im so in for randlemen taking out a can or two and then moving on to fight sobral
     
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    there is nothing natural about Randleman.
     
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    i love watching randleman fight. so glad he is over that horrific staph.
     
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    Some people he has lost too

    Bas Ruten
    Chuck Liddell
    Randy Couture
    Rampage
    Sakuraba
    Fedor
    CroCop
    Shogun
     
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    i'd love to see him make a good comeback after that disgusting staph he had.
     

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