No matter what they say, Mixed Martial Arts ain't a meritocracy. Fighters get top billing based on who they know or who they are (see: Kimbo). The best fighters don't always get the best fights. And fighters who are trying to break into the game can't always do it on their own. Enter, "The Crucible," a fight in St. Paul this Saturday that will pit eight fighters against each other in a bracket format. Winner gets a Strikeforce contract. Seems like a better system.
Head to the event. It won't disappoint.