UFC strikes a deal for Strikeforce
by B Thornton- Harwood
Big news within the MMA community today as the UFC’s parent company, Zuffa, has bought out it’s biggest rival syndicate, Strikeforce.
In an interview with MMA Fighting Dana White explained that the deal had “happened quickly” but refused to give any of the finer details out.
He did however state that company would keep “[running] business as usual”, with the Strikeforce roster staying the same due to the contracts in place with Showtime who currently air Strikeforce in the US.
White did state that the UFC’s 10 year experience in the MMA industry would mean that they could add things to Strikeforce’s production both back and front of house, whilst he stated clearly that “there will be no superfights”, and the UFC will not be co-promoting Strikeforce events.
This is certainly a huge deal for Dana, Frank and Lorenzo as they continue to expand their MMA empire, with potentially a greater number of match-ups and big name fights to bring them in the cash.
One thing is for sure, it’ll have the militant forum surfers bashing their keyboards for a while yet!