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stop assuming things, people, and just LISTEN to the damn interview!
Ignorant.

You think they purchased SF just to be kind to them and help them out? "Business as usual" right? UFC bought them to monopolize the MMA-market. The SF brand will definitely dissapear in a couple of years and they will merge the best fighters with UFC.
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Dana White, "There won't be any superfights" WTF?

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Absolutely massive news.

Hopefully in the future, UFC plus the A grade fighters from SF and turns it into a farm system.
That's more or less what I was hoping for. I really don't see the long-term business sense in competing with yourself, and so having all of your elite/established fighters on one show, and your up and comers/prospects on another seems to me to be the ideal system.

Big news for the MMA world. Big, big news. As was said, Zuffa essentially has a monopoly on 99% of the world's top fighters. That's mind blowing. I also don't believe we won't be privy to super fights. You can say you won't co-promote with the competition, and I can understand that... but when the competition is you, well... the idea that one will never co-promote with himself is a tad difficult to buy.
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Finally! We get to see Christine Cyborg fight GSP

In all seriousness, this is great news. Zuffa will keep Strikeforce alive for the time being (until they swallow Strikeforce and merge it like WEC), which means happy fighters, which means amazing matchups for us.

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For now I guess this means Strikeforce won't be run like a joke?
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For now I guess this means Strikeforce won't be run like a joke?
No, that is not the case. Everything pretty much stays the same but now Zuffa owns just owns them.

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And I know Dana says, 'Business as usual,' but please... for the love of all that is good and holy, fire Mauro and Gus.
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So basically the key words here are - BUSINESS AS USUAL. Fans will barely feel any difference. No co-promotion, no superfights, no unification bouts, etc. Coker is still in charge of SF and will remain. That kills the initial excitement... PRIDE fighters joined UFC and we got many interesting fights, but this time we won't get anything out of the ordinary from this deal, even though it seemed like something truly promising at first.

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So basically the key words here are - BUSINESS AS USUAL. Fans will barely feel any difference. No co-promotion, no superfights, no unification bouts, etc. Coker is still in charge of SF and will remain. That kills the initial excitement... PRIDE fighters joinedUFC and we got many interesting fights, but this time we won't get anything out of the ordinary from this deal, even though it seemed like something truly promising at first.
It would be bad business to just announce "Yes we're taking all of SF's top fighters", only for some of them to come out and say "I'm not going". So in that respect I think they'll approach whoever they want and offer them the chance to transfer over and keep hush about who doesn't want to.

Some people just need to look at it logically. Dana maybe a jackass but he's president for a reason.
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