Even after paying Fedor Emelianenko whatever it is he’s worth to them, Strikeforce isn’t cutting costs: they’ve signed scary Lithuanian Marius Zaromskisto a multi-fight deal.
Why should this interest you? Because Zaromskis is one of the most exciting fighters to emerge in the past several years: he’s ended his last three fights via head kick -- a run not even Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic could manage -- and appears as coldly methodical about hurting people as an Army sniper.
It would be more fun to have an unsedated colonoscopy than to fight Zaromskis. This is a compliment.
Zaromskis is a welterweight, which means bouts with Nick Diaz and Jake Shields are possibilities. Stockton vs. Lithuania sounds brutally promising. (Front row: Maybe bring one of those plastic partitions, like at a Gallagher show.)