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UFC Will Not Provide Live Counter Against April Strikeforce Event

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Strikeforce has the spotlight to itself.

The long-rumored UFC event expected to counter the promotion's April 17 CBS offering will not take place, MMA Fighting has confirmed.

Earlier this month, the UFC explored the option, going so far as to inform likely broadcast partner Spike TV that the show was a go, but the company has apparently reversed course, and a Spike source said the network has been told by the UFC that the show is no longer happening.

At the time, rumors of potential matchups pitting Mike Swick against Matt Serra and Wanderlei Silva vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama were quickly extinguished for various reasons, making finding a headlining act a challenge.

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Post #1   3/18/10 1:58:04PM   

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that's good news IMO. not that i disapprove of more fights happening. I just think it's better for the sport if they aren't happening at the same time. Strikeforce's growth isn't necessarily bad for the UFC. It can lead to increased consumption of MMA in general (ala Starbucks which made coffee sales take off for everyone including the competition)

I am pleased w/this news.

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Post #2   3/18/10 2:20:53PM   

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Good news
I don't know why ufc and dana sees strikeforce as a threat

Post #3   3/18/10 3:30:39PM   

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very good news

Post #4   3/19/10 12:30:25PM   

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I agree with the masses and think this is great news. It wouldnt have lived up to a UFC fight card on that short of notice and now I wont have to pick which one to watch.......live that is

Post #5   3/19/10 7:42:16PM