From his twitter
Great news and can't wait to see him get some wins and get back to the UFC. Kinda hope he ends up in MFC though with Edmonton just over an hour away.
He should probably stay away from the UFC for atleast 2-3 years. If he can beat up some scrubs in other organization and get on a 5-7 fight win streak and THEN go back to the UFC he might be able to win 1 fight then get a title shot. Right now i think if he gets re-invited after 2-3 fight he will have to win 3-4 in the UFC for a title shot which i dont see happening.
I dont think anyone will agree with me on this strategy, because Patrick Cote has a good chance of losing even outside of the UFC. Then add that there is not guarantee the UFC would give him a title shot after one fight. He should try and negotiate that as part of a contract.
Example: For his first fight he will fight the number 1 contender in order to decide the next person for a title shot.
(Off-course i only think he should get this in case he gets on a 5 fight win streak against decent opponents and atleast 2 great opponents.
Like i said, im not sure anyone will agree with me BUT this is just how my mind works, especially when i dont really care for this particular fighter. Sorry Toxic
I also dont think that Dana will be upset if StrikeForce picks Cote up. I think if they give him the best offer then he should FOR SURE take them up on it, Dana White will understand. Then after he wins 2-3 fights in StrikeForce, Dana white will re-invite cote, then UFC can keep claiming that SF is full of fighters that are UFC rejects/cuts that use SF as a stepping stone to get back to the "Big Leagues". Its a smart business decision, and also shows that Dana isnt some kind of tyrant when it comes to the fighters doing whats best for them, IMO Dana needs that badly.