Zuffa and the UFC have made an earth-shattering power play reminiscent of their 2007 acquisition of their top competitor Pride Fighting Championships. In an interview with MMAFighting's Ariel Helwani, Dana White has just announced that the UFC has purchased the Strikeforce promotion.

The report indicates that Strikeforce will continue to operate as a separate entity, retaining their contracts with Showtime and the fighters on their roster, and that fighters jumping from one promotion to the other is possible.

The video interview with Dana White and Ariel Helwani is posted after the break.



I'll offer my opinion on this when I'm no longer in a state of complete and utter shock.  The entire face of MMA changes through a business deal of biblical proportions yet again.


Source:  MMAFighting.com



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