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Zuffa Buys Strikeforce

Written on March 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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“I don't want to disclose any of the details on how the deal was done, but the reality is that we now own Strikeforce.” --- Dana White, UFC President

is no longer ’s competitor, as officially purchased the San Jose, California-based fight promotion. According to , UFC’s President, expanding ’s talent pool was a necessary step to take while the promotion makes a more international pursuit. However, the UFC President did not disclosed the exact negotiation period. But Dana White confirmed that the buyout “happened” quickly.

Meanwhile, Strikeforce would not be dissolved and will continue to operate independently under the supervision of its new parent company. That said, Strikeforce’s CEO – – will retain his post at the promotion, maintaining the promotion’s operations and managing the talent.

Now that Zuffa acquired Strikeforce, what do you think UFC will do next?

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