Yeah....Something tells me maybe only IntoTheRain will read this thread. Oh well! Here it is! Tonight was a Strikeforce event that saw Nick Diaz defend his Welterweight title and try for 9 straight wins against challenger Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos, whose wife is Strikeforce's Women's Middleweight Champion, Cristian "Cyborg" Santos, while Ronadlo "Jacare" Souza was defending his Middleweight title against the resilient Robbie Lawler. The card also featured former NFL star Herschel Walker who was facing his second opponent, Scott Carson. This is really only the second Strikeforce card I've tuned in to and I missed most of the fights save for the ones previously mentioned. Strikeforce's inability to put on the matches everyone wants to see and over-reliance on pyrotechnics always kind of turned me off, not to mention I'm a firm believer that the best mixed martial artists do compete in the UFC. However, Strikeforce does has some great athletes that could hold their own in the UFC such as Nick Diaz and of course Fedor Emelianenko. Having said that, some of the fights on this card rivaled that of *some* of the fights on the more recent UFC events. Of the four fights I saw, all ended in either submission or TKO. Nick Diaz won his 9th straight, submitted Santos via armbar with ten seconds remaining i round 2, Herschel Waler scored a TKO victory over Scott Carson 3:13 into round 1, Jacare submitted Lawler via rear-naked choke at 2:00 in round 3, Roger Gracie of the Gracie family forced Trevor Prangley to tap due to a rear-naked choke with 39 seconds remaining in round 1. Now I have to say, Herschel Walker is a great athlete. He came into MMA at 47 years old and won his first fight and secured his second victory at age 48. However, while he's transitioning really well to the world of MMA, some call him the "greatest athlete in the world". I think that's a little bit of a stretch. Especially not as far as MMA talent goes. I think he can go places but the Scott Carson fight was a hand picked matchup and Carson himself has only had one other fight in the past decade, a fight in which he lost.