ESPN's coverage of Strikeforce

Updated: May 15, 2010, 7:15 PM ET
By Jake Rossen |

The spectacle of play-by-play announcer Bruce Beck narrating the MMA demise of bugnuts boxer Ricardo Mayorga sounded too good to be true -- and it was. With Shine Fights scrapped, check this space starting at 10 p.m ET for live coverage of Showtime's Strikeforce show, headlined by Alistair Overeem versus Brett Rogers. There will be blood.

Jake Rossen is a contributor to

Jake Rossen is a contributor to His byline has appeared in the New York Times,, and numerous other outlets. He began covering mixed martial arts in 1998.