Huge news today!!
In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Zuffa, LLC, the parent company for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has revealed that they have purchased the California based MMA promotion, Strikeforce.
White said under the terms of the purchase, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker will remain on with the company and Strikeforce’s talent will remain on the promotion’s roster for the time being, though UFC fighters could potentially make their way into the organization.
“Strikeforce is going to continue to run business as usual,” White told MMA Fighting. “There’s contracts in place. These guys are on Showtime. Strikeforce pulls good ratings for Showtime. I think Showtime is happy with them. All those contracts will be honored. These guys are going to remain Strikeforce fighters. Could guys from the UFC leave and end up over in Strikeforce? Yeah.”
However, Dana White ruled out the possibility off cross-promotion “superfights” featuring fighters from both promotions and said current fighter contracts, broadcast deals, and business partnerships will be unaffected. So don’t hold your breath for an Alistair Overrem vs. Cain Velasquez fight just yet.