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OMG. This $hit is just crazy. Lookout Bellator....they're coming.

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Posted by emfleek

I still call BS on the cross promotion denial.

Fedor vs. Couture by the end of 2011.




I'm with you man. The financing part I dont get, but I think it will only be a matter of time before this happens.

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When the UFC bought Pride didn't they say pretty much the same thing?

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Well Dana had to get Paul Daley back on his roster somehow without losing face

Post #19   3/12/11 2:35:13PM   

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I'm betting Frank Shamrock is sh*ting himself right now!

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Huge move for ZUFFA, I'll be interested to see how things pan out over the next 6 months to a year. I feel like Dana just finished the deal and sat down to take the interview...IMO all of the talk about expansion, and growth is great for these guys especially in light of the NFL lockout being announced at midnight. I'm really excited to see what these guys do with Strikeforce. It's going to be really cool to see mma spread even further throughout the world.

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We need seperate orgs for other fighters that are cut from the UFC or arent at UFC level yet. They are seperate for now...

Idk not too excited.

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This probably makes the UFC the #1 MMA organization now.












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I am happy that SF will still be on Showtime, so we can finish the HW tourney. Also, in one year, lets get thee guys in the UFC!

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My first thought; This guy is buying K1.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

We need seperate orgs for other fighters that are cut from the UFC or arent at UFC level yet. They are seperate for now...

Idk not too excited.



Agreed. Organizations only get better when they have a top notch competitor to battle against. Now there's nobody that even comes within 10% of the UFC. Sure, there's some great potential fights - Diaz vs GSP, Diaz vs Silva, Diaz vs Penn, Fedor/Overeem/Big Foot vs Cain/JDS/Brock, Fedor vs Couture, etc - and
I'm looking forward to those, but I think that the negatives outweigh the positives.
The UFC can't/won't re-sign all of the top talent. What happens to those fighters? Do they wind up fighting once a year in Japan or in some crap organization? What happens with someone like Aoki who fights in Strikeforce and in Dream? I don't see him leaving Dream and you know the UFC would never let him fight for another organization.
Lots of potential but tons of negatives too.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

We need seperate orgs for other fighters that are cut from the UFC or arent at UFC level yet. They are seperate for now...

Idk not too excited.



Agreed. Organizations only get better when they have a top notch competitor to battle against. Now there's nobody that even comes within 10% of the UFC. Sure, there's some great potential fights - Diaz vs GSP, Diaz vs Silva, Diaz vs Penn, Fedor/Overeem/Big Foot vs Cain/JDS/Brock, Fedor vs Couture, etc - and
I'm looking forward to those, but I think that the negatives outweigh the positives.
The UFC can't/won't re-sign all of the top talent. What happens to those fighters? Do they wind up fighting once a year in Japan or in some crap organization? What happens with someone like Aoki who fights in Strikeforce and in Dream? I don't see him leaving Dream and you know the UFC would never let him fight for another organization.
Lots of potential but tons of negatives too.



That's how I feel. Part of me is extreamly excited,the other skeptical.

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Strikeforce will be no more in 2 years time. Also imagine the Hendo scenario that Dana mentioned in the interview.
Hendo to Dana - I want 250k per fight.
Dana to Hendo - No, I will give you 150K
Hendo to Cocker - I want 250k per fight
(Dana has a word in Cokers ear)
Cocker to Hendo - No, I will give you 100k

Lets play monopoly!!!

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Strikeforce will be no more in 2 years time. Also imagine the Hendo scenario that Dana mentioned in the interview.

Hendo to Dana - I want 250k per fight.
Dana to Hendo - No, I will give you 150K
Hendo to Coker - I want 250k per fight
(Dana has a word in Cokers ear)
Coker to Hendo - No, I will give you 100k

Lets play monopoly!!!

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I'm not sure about this situation. Some fighters have been very public on their distaste for how the UFC. Fedor, Overeem, Diaz, etc. I'm curious to know what they think on the purchase.

In my opinion, doing away with Strikeforce would have been the better choice. I've only liked select fighters and the white gloves thus far, while I've disliked the setup, choice of employees, and pretty much everything else. I would've preferred a WEC-like outcome.

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