On the night where Jake Shields had his greatest victory a fight broke out during his interview after the fight. Jason Miller, who is the host of Bully Beatdown got in the octagon and taunted Shields until a fight broke out. Shields, along with Gilbert Melendez, Nate Diaz and Nick Diaz took down the real bully himself. Jason Miller definitely got more then he bargained for. This is not good for MMA, but specifically Strikeforce. Dana White has to be loving this. Other then the post fight brawl, it was a good night of fights for Strikeforce. Here is how the fights on TV went down.
Middleweight Championship bout: Jake Shields (c) vs. Dan Henderson
Shields defeated Henderson via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-45, 48-45) to retain the Strikeforce Middleweight championship.
Lightweight Championship bout: Gilbert Melendez (c) vs. Shinya Aoki
Melendez defeated Aoki via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to retain the
Strikeforce Lightweight championship.
Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Gegard Mousasi (c) vs. Muhammed Lawal
Lawal defeated Mousasi via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-45) to become the new Strikeforce Light heavyweight champion. Mousasi was deducted one point for delivering an illegal upkick.
I’ll be curious to see how the post-fight brawl is handled. Obviously Shields and Miller will eventually go at it, but when and where? Strikeforce might not be allowed back on TV, or atleast on CBS. Clearly Strikeforce has no control over what the fighters do because I can guarentee you that nothing like that would happen in UFC and if it did Dana White would have fired both of them immiediately. Check back for more on this situation.