Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke
i actually think they will keep sf around .. if they can make money, they can use it to develop talent (someone else said this, use it as a farm system) ... they can also use it to counter program bellator who is moving to friday nite fights, so it won't be long until they do that me thinks ...
Bellator will already be countered by Live TUF on FX (they're switching nights, too). The problem with SF as a feeder is that the average fan won't want to tune into the Lil brother show (how'd the CFL's TV coverage?), so they have to try & prop it up with talent at the top to at least give the appearance of comparability. Moving a highly recognizable, but no longer title-worthy, name like Florian would do just that. If he wins, it lends credibility to SF because they can point to how he's mixed it up with the top names. If he loses, it lends even more credibility to SF because this star from the UFC got tooled by their champ.