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Strikeforce Reborn! New Showtime Deal On Tap

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It appears the ringing of the death knell for Strikeforce has been a little bit premature.

UFC president Dana White on Thursday, following the UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida press conference, confirmed that Strikeforce is not going away.

“That deal should be wrapped up any day now and then I’ll make the decisions on who goes where and what’s gonna happen,” White said during the press conference, alluding to a pending deal for Strikeforce to remain on Showtime. “We should no, hopefully, by Monday.”

He later said that the deal is mostly complete, but they do need to finalize the details of the agreement with Showtime.

As for what that means for the future of Strikeforce, White was more elusive, saying only that Strikeforce would survive and be operated as a separate promotion from the UFC. He indicated that there could be some format changes in how the promotion operates, but that those details weren’t yet ready for public consumption...

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Post #1   12/9/11 9:43:10AM   

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Since WEC has been absorbed I think Strikeforce will be the new feeder promotion for the UFC Also I think we'll start seeing guys on losing streaks sent to Strikeforce to tune-up a little. Iama watch it

Post #2   12/9/11 12:22:57PM   

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How can SF survive if UFC keeps bringing over their stars?

Post #3   12/9/11 1:17:30PM   

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I'm surprised by this, I would have liked pride to be the one that stuck around instead. At least they would of had a organization outside the states

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Post #4   12/9/11 3:49:42PM   

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I wonder if this has anything to do with the possible, ongoing F.T.C. investigation into Zuffa's near monopoly.

Post #5   12/9/11 8:36:26PM   

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Posted by prophecy033

I'm surprised by this, I would have liked pride to be the one that stuck around instead. At least they would of had a organization outside the states



I completely agree with that. I miss Pride a lot. They put on the best overall shows I've ever seen from any organization.

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Post #6   12/9/11 11:36:39PM   

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They don't want all the ladies going to Bellator.Womens mma will have a bigger part in SF now I believe.

Post #7   12/10/11 10:04:59AM   

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Good. Glad it is staying

Post #8   12/10/11 10:11:13AM   

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Red rover, red rover, send Jon Fitch on over.

His forecast in the UFC is cloudy with a chance of never getting a title shot again, even if he wins his next 10 fights.

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Post #9   12/11/11 7:06:20AM