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12/6/2019 7:27:02 PM
Posted: 3/14/2011 12:39:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 12:41:20 PM EST by takeone]
Yep, Zuffa buys out Strikeforce. I was pretty surprised to see that today.

Dana White says the two will run independently...I don't think so, it's just a matter of time before they merge. What I've read so far, Scott Coker will still run Strikeforce.


ETA: Sorry if this is a dupe.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 12:41:48 PM EST
I am thinking maybe they might run it light WWE. IE Monday Night Raw and Smack Down. Two different pay perviews and drafting between the two leagues.

That way a fighter can get KO'd in one event given the boot and he can roll to the other. There can be unification bouts etc... In the end it is all about good match ups and more importantly the money.

Max
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 12:44:21 PM EST
wow dana white is really trying to control the industry.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 12:44:43 PM EST
Strikeforce is contracted for 14 fights through 2014 with Showtime. Until that contract is fulfilled Strikeforce will continue.

The good news is that Strikeforce now has elbows to grounded opponents.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 12:46:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 12:47:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
wow dana white is really trying to control the industry.


Of course they are. They have said all along that they want to be the NFL of the fighting world. They don't want MMA listed next to MLB, NBA, and NFL on the websites of ESPN, et al. They want it to say UFC.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 12:48:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By AndrewS:
Strikeforce is contracted for 14 fights through 2014 with Showtime. Until that contract is fulfilled Strikeforce will continue.

The good news is that Strikeforce now has elbows to grounded opponents.


Yeah, I think they had like a 5 year contract with Showtime. Elbows on the ground is good news, they'll probably end up letting Strikeforce use an "Octagon" now.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 12:49:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Originally Posted By takeone:


ETA: Sorry if this is a dupe.


It is...


Maybe I could get that OP to buy out my thread.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 12:53:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By takeone:
Originally Posted By AndrewS:
Strikeforce is contracted for 14 fights through 2014 with Showtime. Until that contract is fulfilled Strikeforce will continue.

The good news is that Strikeforce now has elbows to grounded opponents.


Yeah, I think they had like a 5 year contract with Showtime. Elbows on the ground is good news, they'll probably end up letting Strikeforce use an "Octagon" now.


Its already been reported that they will continue to use a hexagon cage.
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