Strikeforce "could" be a threat to the UFC if they really play their cards right, but in all honesty I doubt it'll happen. Right now they are not a threat per say but are definitely biting into the UFC's niche. Overall I think it's great and us being the fans of MMA will benefit from those two organizations competing.
Did fans benefit when the NFL was two seperate leagues?? Or when the NHL was?? Wayne Gretzky started off in the WHA would we have been better off if they never merged with the NHL and we could just argue that he was the greatest??
Half the threads in here are about fights that will never take place, that sucks imo and could change if one organization takes over ALL the top talent and becomes the "pros". Why is the NBA the "pros"?? If your getting paid to ball your a pro, but the NBA is where all the best go, it gives the fans what they want and the players the $ and promotion they want, win/win to me. The UFC could have minor league deals with smaller orgs, taking talent up and sending talent down (at a cost that would be negoiated of course).
Anyways, thats my ideal, sorry Old School Pride FC fans, the UFC crushed you and took you over, but we are BETTER off for it, arent we?? I know you hated it at 1st, but now, admit it, you LOVE it. Or do you miss wondering what Shogun vs Chuck would be like etc etc etc do you miss having different rules, different and equally horrible judging (pride was worse) and guys allowed to do drugs in some places...
The UFC has proven they are the only organization in the world that can consistently hold on to top talent, promote like no other, give fans good cards and treat them to fights they wanna see and have the best production quality. Once upon a time the NBA, NFL and others were in competition with other leagues, the best one wins and devours the rest, fans win.