Saturday, March 12, 2011

UFC purchases Strikeforce!

"LAS VEGAS -- In a transaction that will forever change the mixed martial arts world, Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has purchased its top competitor, Strikeforce.

UFC president Dana White spoke to MMA Fighting exclusively about why the historic purchase happened, the terms of the deal, what this means for the Strikeforce brand and fighters and much more."

This is gigantic news. Here's what I got from this video.

Dana White confirms acquisition, "This will be business as usual."
-Scott Coker is staying in charge
-Productions will still be on Showtime
-There will be NO Super fights (Cross promotion fights) (Hopefully they do this soon)
-All employees are keeping their jobs (Including production staff)
-All Fighters will still negotiate contracts with SF and not UFC
-SF will still manage it's own deals with M1
So it looks like this will just be treated like the WEC for a while. This is exciting stuff for the MMA world, let's see where it takes us.


  1. This looks like a blog i am going to follow. Keep posting MMA. I can't get enough of UFC to begin with.

  2. I'm a huge fan of MMA nice to see I'm not the only one

  3. Interesting stuff... thanks for posting.

  4. I'm very interested to see what happens with this