This might be better for fans, and worse for fighters. I'm not really sure.
We're more likely to see Overeem fight in the UFC. I would also wonder about Zuffa allowing certain fighters to fight outside of one promotion in the other, to allow certain matchups that fans would like to see. For instance, even though interest on Fedor has taken a nose dive, I'm sure some people would love to see him fight some UFC guys. Perhaps Randy Couture could fight him in a catchweight bout. I don't know.
I'll be very interested to see what happens from here on. Probably something similar as with the WEC.
Now that it's majority owned by the UFC owners, this will change how contracts are negotiated from here on, as obviously there is no longer any real competition between the two companies. This will allow them to give the fighters they think are best UFC contracts, and let Strikeforce evolve in to either a B league, or perhaps eventually get rid of most of it. For the time being though, they have to run it in more or less the same way, as they'd lose a lot of money if they tried to fold it in to the UFC really quickly. There's all those contracts to honour also, so I doubt it would even be legally viable.
bummer (anonymous) 2 years ago
NOOO damn this sucks!
RainyDay (anonymous) 2 years ago
I'm not against big deals like that... Hopefully, I will live long enough to see MMA grow, merge and become something like the WBC instead of a bunch of different "small" promotions. That's the only way we will get to see the best fighters from all around the world fight each others for titles. That's the only way we will get to see who truly are "the best of the best"...
Dana White is a joke, he should keep his ignorant fat mouth shut because time after time he is proven wrong.
This interview was crap by the way, don't watch it.
BadInterview (anonymous) 2 years ago
Dana White doesn't answer questions - why interview him? Ariel Hewani doesn't push for answers. This is an informercial.
Allsorts (anonymous) 2 years ago
So basically its basically its going to be the same as it was for WEC, they will probably carry on running their business probably till their showtime contract ends and then merge... Maybe this was Dana White's way of trying acquire more heavyweights
Gayna (anonymous) 2 years ago
Man I always thought Strike Force is a goofy Organisation and it´s an Amuture League.
Why did he buy Strike Force than.?
Dana is the bigest pice of garbage i ever saw in my life.
Arial should have asked this fat son of Bicth about this.
sdfvsdfv (anonymous) 2 years ago
are we gonna get to see sf fighters fight ufc fighters now?
reis (anonymous) 2 years ago
Isn't monopoly ilegal in america?