Yahoo: What's the big secret! Did Strikeforce meet with Canseco or not?

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Sep 11, 2006
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02-12-2010 07:43 PM:

You know it's a non-fight weekend when we have to post hour-by-hour updates of Jose Canseco lobbying Strikeforce. Late last night, Canseco posted a picture of one of his first workouts with Cesar Gracie in Northern California and said he'd be meeting soon with officials from Strikeforce.

Earlier this afternoon, Mike Afromowitz from Strikeforce P.R. told Bloody Elbow that the promotion had no interest in Canseco and would not be meeting with him. Now MMAJunkie is being told by Gracie that the meeting took place today.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and Canseco gathered today in a San Jose, Calif.-area restaurant along with esteemed trainer Cesar Gracie to discuss the possibility of the former baseball star fighting for Strikeforce, according to Gracie, who spoke with Friday before the group met.

Huh? Gracie also began the trash talking for a fight against Herschel Walker that is likely to never happen.

"Jose says baseball's better than football, Gracie jiu-jitsu is better than AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) and he's better than Herschel (Walker)," Gracie said. "Three strikes and you're out. People will be amazed what kind of shape this guy is in. He throws a head kick like Cung Le."

Cung Le? The 45-year-old Canseco throws kicks like one of the best kickboxers of the last 25 years. Really? It's starting to sound like this is local gym rivalry being played out using Canseco and Walker as the pawns.

During a recent conversation, AKA fighter Mike Swick said Walker isn't the type of guy to engage in a celebrity fight showdown.

Canseco last fought in May, losing to 7-foot-2 Hong Man Choi in 76 seconds.

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