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ZUFFA Purchases Strikeforce

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LAS VEGAS - LAS VEGAS -- In a transaction that will forever change the mixed martial arts world, Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has purchased its top competitor, Strikeforce.

UFC president Dana White spoke to MMA Fighting exclusively about why the historic purchase happened, the terms of the deal, what this means for the Strikeforce brand and fighters and much more.
http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/03/1...s-strikeforce/

Holy ******* shit. Thought this was a troll job when I first read it on the Rogan Board, but this is HUGE. Anti-ZUFFA brigade are going to be pissed.

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WOW! I can't wait to figure out what this means for possible fights
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Bit disappointed that guys like Diaz, Overeem, Silva, Fedor, Henderson, etc etc won't become UFC fighters, but it's a massive development in the MMA world.

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I don't believe it (of course I do but I'm too shocked). I wonder what the details of this transaction is.
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Dear God this is big! Wonder what happens next? :O

Zuffa really ARE MMA now aren't they?




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just read it on halwani's twitter page but couldn't believe it.

But now I have to...

I dunno what to think. One one hand it's good to have all the name fighters under one wing on the other hand it is bad for the talent.

If you have a fallout with management, you have nowhere else to go to make some decent money. No PRIDE, no DREAM, even Sengoku gone and now Strikeforce

Incredible news
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This is massive... wow.

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Strikeforce still exist, they're running as normal. Scott Coker is in charge, all the fighters are still Strikeforce/Showtime fighters, and they're still entirely seperate entities, the UFC just owns the rights. It's very, very good for MMA. Strikeforce were a mess, and they now have the experience, the business smarts and the promotion from ZUFFA. This is a fantastic deal for Mixed Martial Arts.

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I literally can't believe it.

So unexpected!

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