Scott Coker: Strikeforce Sale Rumours UntrueContrary to rumours circulating online today, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker tells MMARising.com that his company is not for sale. A report earlier today cited a source as having knowledge of an impending sale of Strikeforce, but Coker maintains that the rumours are completely false.

It was announced yesterday that Greg Jamison, President and CEO of Silicon Valley Sports and Entertainment, would be stepping down. SVSE manages the San Jose Sharks, Strikeforce and the HP Pavilion arena, but Jamison’s resignation reportedly has no effect on Strikeforce ownership.

Since 1997, Strikeforce has called San Jose, California its home and the HP Pavilion arena has housed 12 Strikeforce events to date. SVSE oversees the arena and its main tenants, Strikeforce and the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. While Jamison’s resignation came as a surprise to some, his departure from SVSE is not expected to impact Strikeforce. Any ties between the announcement involving Jamison and today’s Strikeforce sale rumours are reportedly false. Coker spoke exclusively with MMARising.com and confirmed that there are no plans in place to sell the promotion.

Strikeforce is currently preparing for its next event, Strikeforce San Jose: “Diaz vs Noons 2,” which takes place on October 9th at the HP Pavilion. The card features a pair of title fights and is headlined by a rematch between Nick Diaz and “King” KJ Noons for the Strikeforce Welterweight Championship. The Strikeforce Women’s Welterweight (135-Pound) Championship will also be on the line when Sarah Kaufman defends against Marloes “Rumina” Coenen in Coenen’s debut in the 135-pound division. In other action, middleweight veteran Matt “The Law” Lindland faces rising star Luke Rockhold.

 

 

(Photo Credit: Esther Lin, Strikeforce)

  1. […] MMARising was the first to quell the rumors, as Strikeforce president Scott Coker stated that there was no truth behind a sale of the company.¬†MMAPayout contacted the former SVSE CEO and president regarding his resignation and whether the move would impact Strikeforce or any other SVS&E entities in any way. “As is the case with all properties owned and operated by Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment, Strikeforce is not for sale and the day-to-day operations of Strikeforce will continue under the direction of President Scott Coker,” said outgoing SVS&E President Greg Jamison. […]

  2. Good job stopping the BS before it got out of control.