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Shonie Carter signs with Strikeforce

200px-shoniecarter-usmcphoto-cropped.png“Mr. International” Shonie Carter has signed a contract with San Jose-based MMA promotion Strikeforce. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

According to a press release issued by the promotion, Carter, 39-17-7, will make his Strikeforce debut on June 27 in a welterweight bout against Luke Stewart.

Carter is best known for two stints on reality television. He was featured during the fourth season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which was billed as “The Comeback.” Currently, he can be seen as a coach on BET’s “Iron Ring” series.

Carter, who made his professional MMA debut in 1997, holds notable victories over the like of Dave Menne, Chris Lytle, Matt Serra, and Jason MacDonald.

His opponent, Stewart, is 5-1 with all of his pro MMA fights having taken place in Strikeforce. He was a perfect 5-0 heading into an fight this past March against Tiki Ghosn that took place on the undercard of the Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le co-promotion between Strikeforce and EliteXC. Ghosn displayed outstanding Muay Thai in the fight and recorded an upset unanimous decision victory.

The June 27 show will be headlined by a Strikeforce lightweight title defense by incumbent Gilbert Melendez against challenger Josh Thomson and will be televised live on HDNet.

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  • JOe K. says:

    I love shonie

  • bigfish042 says:

    Sam Caplan…………….

    I wrote you this on the Thompson post you did. You answered the first half. Sorry to put it here. I am just so curious to why the pre fight exam let JT fight with that ear???? You mean they will let clear a fighter to fight with a giant puss and blood filled bubble ready to burst???????? Please read the second paragraph on….

    I dont think that it was a good idea on JT’s part to say in an interview that he intentionally put his hands on Dan M. To shove him away.

    Good interview. The only thing I wish you would of asked is why the ear wasnt drained before the fight???? What the doctors said about it in the pre fight exam??? Why that was allowed to be shown on the most watched mma event on tv.

    I know people are saying that it could get infected???? But what is worse JT ’s ear getting infected or the possiblity of many getting infeceted when it burst and shot for 10-15 feet cageside onto onlookers??? If a fighter had a giant scab ready to burst on their face, they would be allowed to fight, I just dont understand why this has not been discussed?????


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