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Strikeforce was one of the preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions in the world from 2006 until it folded in 2013. The promotion gave a platform to some of the greatest fighters in the world, while also helping launch women's MMA as a force in the sport. Journey with us as we go through the major events and moments in Strikeforce history!

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Strikeforce was one of the preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions in the world from 2006 until it folded in 2013. The promotion gave a platform to some of the greatest fighters in the world, while also helping launch women's MMA as a force in the sport. Journey with us as we go through the major events and moments in Strikeforce history!

    Final episode: "Inside the Hexagon" says goodbye and rides off into the sunset...

    Final episode: "Inside the Hexagon" says goodbye and rides off into the sunset...

    This is the final episode if "Inside the Hexagon," and, unlike Strikeforce, we're going out with a bang! Phil and Josh tick through the biggest highlights in the promotion's run, including selling out the Shark Tank with over 18K fans, Cung Le breaking Frank Shamrock's arm to take the middleweight belt and win "The Battle of San Jose," Fedor's only Strikeforce win, Robbie Lawler getting "Ruthless" against Melvin Manhoef, and so much more! In addition, several special guests drop by to share their thoughts on Strikeforce, including Bas Rutten, Ariel Helwani, Rich Chou, Scott Smith, and Nate Marquardt. Finally, we wrap things up with one more chat with the man that started it all, and our very first podcast guest, Strikeforce founder/owner and current Bellator promoter Scott Coker! It's a fitting tribute to our favorite MMA promotion...don't miss our final episode!
    All our links can be found here: https://podfollow.com/inside-the-hexagon/view. Download and subscribe, and connect with us on Instagram and Twitter...@TheHexagonPod. Make sure you check out Evergreen Podcasts at www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Also, please don't forget to rate and review! We appreciate your support!
    Sources: Tapology, Sherdog, MMA Weekly, MMA Junkie, Figure Four Weekly
    Special thanks to Joseph McDade for our theme song: www.josephmcdade.com
    #Strikeforce #UFC #Bellator #MMA #Podcast
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Strikeforce/UFC/Bellator vet Ryan Couture on entering MMA as the son of "The Natural," fighting on the final Strikeforce card, and what he learned from his win over K.J. Noons

    Strikeforce/UFC/Bellator vet Ryan Couture on entering MMA as the son of "The Natural," fighting on the final Strikeforce card, and what he learned from his win over K.J. Noons

    It's our next-to-last episode, and we're closing out our fighter interviews with an intriguing chat with former Strikeforce competitor and current Xtreme Couture CEO Ryan Couture! Ryan talks about what it was like getting into MMA as the son of UFC legend Randy "The Natural" Couture, competing inside the hexagon, and fighting on the final Strikeforce card. We dive deep into Ryan's split-decision win over K.J. Noons, including his strategy coming into it, as well as the lessons he learned during his bloody battle with the former world champ. There's a lot to this interview...don't miss it!
    All our links can be found here: https://podfollow.com/inside-the-hexagon/view. Download and subscribe, and connect with us on Instagram and Twitter...@TheHexagonPod. Make sure you check out Evergreen Podcasts at www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Also, please don't forget to rate and review! We appreciate your support!
    Sources: Tapology, Sherdog, MMA Weekly, MMA Junkie, Figure Four Weekly
    Special thanks to Joseph McDade for our theme song: www.josephmcdade.com
    #Strikeforce #UFC #Bellator #MMA #Podcast
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    • 35 min
    "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" - January 13, 2013...the curtain closes on Strikeforce

    "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" - January 13, 2013...the curtain closes on Strikeforce

    It's the end of Strikeforce! On this week's episode, we cover the final promotional event, as a card rumored to contain four title fights gets whittled down to one, as Nate "The Great" Marquardt closes things out with the welterweight title on the line against Tarec Saffiedine. We also see Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett in glorified mismatches with unheralded opponents, as well as Jacare Souza and Gegard Mousasi proving they were more than ready for the UFC's big stage. Tim Kennedy, Roger Gracie, Pat Healy, and a host of others make their final appearances inside the hexagon...come along with us for the ride for the final Strikeforce event!
    All our links can be found here: https://podfollow.com/inside-the-hexagon/view. Download and subscribe, and connect with us on Instagram and Twitter...@TheHexagonPod. Make sure you check out Evergreen Podcasts at www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Also, please don't forget to rate and review! We appreciate your support!
    Sources: Tapology, Sherdog, MMA Weekly, MMA Junkie, Figure Four Weekly
    Special thanks to Joseph McDade for our theme song: www.josephmcdade.com
    #Strikeforce #UFC #Bellator #MMA #Podcast
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    "Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman" - August 18, 2012...Rousey proves she's Strikeforce's biggest star

    "Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman" - August 18, 2012...Rousey proves she's Strikeforce's biggest star

    Ronda Rousey gets "Rowdy" for the final time in Strikeforce on this week's episode, proving to Dana White and the MMA world once and for all that women should get their shot inside the Octagon! We also see Jacare close out his Strikeforce career with a bang, and OSP turns out the lights on a true MMA journeyman. We're getting close to the end of "Inside the Hexagon"...don't miss this deep dive into all things "Rousey vs. Kaufman"!
    All our links can be found here: https://podfollow.com/inside-the-hexagon/view. Download and subscribe, and connect with us on Instagram and Twitter...@TheHexagonPod. Make sure you check out Evergreen Podcasts at www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Also, please don't forget to rate and review! We appreciate your support!
    Sources: Tapology, Sherdog, MMA Weekly, MMA Junkie, Figure Four Weekly
    Special thanks to Joseph McDade for our theme song: www.josephmcdade.com
    #Strikeforce #UFC #Bellator #MMA #Podcast
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Nate "The Great" Marquardt, former Strikeforce welterweight champ, on his vicious KO of Tyron Woodley that won him the belt, and more

    Nate "The Great" Marquardt, former Strikeforce welterweight champ, on his vicious KO of Tyron Woodley that won him the belt, and more

    On this week's episode, the penultimate Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nate "The Great" Marquardt, joins Phil to discuss making his 170-lb. debut inside the hexagon against Tyron Woodley. Nate talks about moving down in weight, returning to the cage after over a year away, his strategy for Woodley, and what set up that memorable knockout. The former champ also delves into what winning the belt meant to him, how he actually pulled his punch on that final uppercut, and what brought him back to the cage after a five-year retirement. It's a cerebral, in-depth interview that will make you think. Check it out!
    All our links can be found here: https://podfollow.com/inside-the-hexagon/view. Download and subscribe, and connect with us on Instagram and Twitter...@TheHexagonPod. Make sure you check out Evergreen Podcasts at www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Also, please don't forget to rate and review! We appreciate your support!
    Sources: Tapology, Sherdog, MMA Weekly, MMA Junkie, Figure Four Weekly
    Special thanks to Joseph McDade for our theme song: www.josephmcdade.com
    #Strikeforce #UFC #Bellator #MMA #Podcast
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    • 42 min
    "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy" - July 14, 2012...can Luke Rockhold get gritty and defend his title against decorated military hero Tim Kennedy? Who will be Strikeforce's new welterweight kingpin?

    "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy" - July 14, 2012...can Luke Rockhold get gritty and defend his title against decorated military hero Tim Kennedy? Who will be Strikeforce's new welterweight kingpin?

    It's GI Joe vs. the surfer dude as Tim Kennedy takes Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold to deep waters on this week's episode! In addition, former UFC middleweight title challenger Nate "The Great" Marquardt makes his Strikeforce and 170-lb. debut in a battle with rising star Tyron Woodley for the vacant Strikeforce welterweight crown. We also see an absolute bloodbath between Roger Gracie and "The Dean of Mean" Keith Jardine, and Robbie Lawler looks to get "Ruthless" with the uber-talented Lorenz Larkin. Strikeforce is heading towards its demise, but we've still got plenty of action to cover!
    All our links can be found here: https://podfollow.com/inside-the-hexagon/view. Download and subscribe, and connect with us on Instagram and Twitter...@TheHexagonPod. Make sure you check out Evergreen Podcasts at www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Also, please don't forget to rate and review! We appreciate your support!
    Sources: Tapology, Sherdog, MMA Weekly, MMA Junkie, Figure Four Weekly
    Special thanks to Joseph McDade for our theme song: www.josephmcdade.com
    #Strikeforce #UFC #Bellator #MMA #Podcast
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    • 1 hr 7 min

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Great show. Nice job Phil.

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