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Strikeforce signs Jason High to multi-fight contract

It appears Strikeforce has taken a necessary step towards deepening their welterweight roster with the recent addition of 13-3 Jason High. Known for proudly representing his region, “The Kansas City Bandit” has emerged successful in his previous four outings including a submission of Rudy Bears in the opening minute of action of their bout at Titan FC 16 in January.

News of High’s signing was reported by MMAJunkie. No specific date or opponent for his debut was mentioned.

The 29-year old grappler made a name for himself after opening up his career with seven straight wins before falling to Jay Hieron at an Affliction event in January 2009. He then racked up victories over Yuya Shirai and Andre Galvao in DREAM before losing to Marius Zaromskis in the final of the promotion’s Welterweight Grand Prix.

High went 4-1 in 2010 and injects some much-needed energy into Strikeforce’s semi-stagnant 170-pound pool. He has finished nine of the thirteen opponents he’s beaten with the bulk of his victories coming by way of tap-out.

  • Rece Rock says:

    I have a funny feeling Nick Diaz is still not impressed with the WW roster… it’s a start but if Diaz is going to continue to be there star they need a roster of competitors for him to mix it up with…

  • MCM says:

    you mean like signing Hieron or Riggs…….oh, wait.

  • LiverPunch says:

    Man you guys are harsh on Strikeforce.
    It is coming along nicely but it is hard for Strikeforce to get pen to paper with many big name WWs because they are tied up with the UFC , Bellator or have had bad dealings with Strikeforce in the past like Hieron. The Hieron debacle was unfortunate but you get that. When you really take a good look at the possible match ups and fighters in the division it isn’t that bad , it isn’t really great but it isn’t that bad.
    Diaz , Noons , High , Zaromskis , Woodley , Safadine , Daley , Smith , Santos , Bahadurzada and has Nick Thompson still got fights owing to Strikeforce?. Throw in a couple of DREAM fighters and it isn’t a disaster.
    If it had Hieron , Riggs , Askren , Hornbuckle and a few of the Bellator boys it would be a lot better but Rebney and Coker are playing the blame game so we may have to wait a while for that to happen.


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