This might sound weird, but I'm glad he lived as long as he did. Same goes with Magic Johnson. To bring so much awareness to a disease you have, with the honor he did, is legendary. I am way too young to see any of his boxing live. I still know a lot about the man without ever watching the Will Smith movie.
I'm worried about StrikeForce's future. I quite enjoy them as the CFL to the UFC's NFL, but with Fedor the company-killer on board (I should note that it's probably more M1 who are the company-killers), they might not be long for the MMA world.