UFC President Dana White Announces Strikeforce Buyout (video)

March 13, 2011
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UFC president Dana White leveraged the power of AOL on Saturday to announce his company’s latest “big thing”… the acquisition of  his number two competitor, Strikeforce.

White believes that Strikeforce is a brand that people have come to like, and as the UFC continues to grow across the globe, they need more fighters, more fights. What better way to make that happen quickly than by swallowing up his closest thing to competition?

White insists that Strikeforce, at least for now, will operate in “business as usual” mode, independently from the UFC.

Watch the full Dana White interview with MMAFighting.com‘s Arial Helwani below…

  • b-soc

    This will last about 6 months tops, then Strikeforce gets the wrecking ball.

  • wonggfan

    Damn, it is really the UFC era.

  • wonggfan

    Overeem vs Cain !!! make it happen!!!!!!

    • Duxan1

      OverRATEem has to make it past Carwin or Lesnar before even thinking about Cain.

      • wonggfan

        True. And JDS.

        The thing is this. While I agree that Reem has looked impressive as of late, he hasn’t been tested yet. He is still a question mark. If he beats Werdum (which I am not so sure) then it makes sense for him to fight Carwin, Brock, or JDS.

        But the Reem, Sergei, or Werdum can beat upper middle guys like Fat Nelson and Fat Rothwell. And Tall Kongo.

  • If my count is correct, if UFC and Strikeforce merged 6 out of 70 fighters on the Top 10 list would not be in the organization. The UFC would have over 90% of the top talent.