Lorenz Larkin made a successful debut for Strikeforce at middleweight, defeating the heavy-handed Robbie Lawler at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy. During the post-fight interview, Larkin made a plea to UFC president Dana White.
No, Larkin didn’t ask for a shot at the Strikeforce middleweight title. Instead, he asked for there to be bonuses for Fight, Knockout and Submission of the Night at Strikeforce events.
“Dana, Dana White. Everybody begs for a title shot. I don’t want a title shot,” Larkin said, dropping to his knees. “We fight our (expletive) off. Please let Strikeforce give bonuses. We are your family, too.”
UFC events have always offered up a Fight of the Night, along with giving extra money for the best knockout or submission from the card. Strikeforce has yet to start doing that, but Larkin hopes for a change.
Larkin remained undefeated by picking apart Lawler, busting him open with a huge kick late in the second. Larkin began his training camp at 233 pounds, but made the middleweight limit and looked in fine shape.