The organisations outside UFC confuse me. George, you know about this stuff, is the UFC a good entity or not? For someone who follows from afar it would be nice if all the fighters of a certain calibre were all under one rood so to speak.
of course... UFC does house maybe 60-70% of the world's best pro mma fighters... however, most casual mma fans associate the sport exclusively with ufc... strikeforce is the younger organization and the clear #2, and it's catching up... if this heavyweight grand prix does happen, it will really put strikeforce closer to mainstream
(unfortunately it won't be like during pride days, when they held grand prix tournaments in a single day, which i'm sure was an incredible experience for fans and a more grueling challenge for the fighters... but those shows were held in tokyo and mma was bigger in japan... we don't have a similar size venue in america, so i understand the logic of stretching out the 3 rounds over the course of the year)