Strikeforce Staying On Showtime, Fighters Staying Put
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
The future is brighter for fighters under contract with Strikeforce as a new deal has been reached with Showtime to keep the promotion going.
UFC President Dana White announced the news during the UFC 140 press conference this past weekend:
â€œThe guys that are in Strikeforce are staying in Strikeforce,â€ White said. "Strikeforce lives.â€
â€œGilbert Melendez and all the guys that are in the Strikeforce show and with Showtime, I will make fights [for them]. They will be happy to be there. Believe me, I got this thing worked out. Itâ€™s going to be good for everybody. Itâ€™s going to be good for the fighters, itâ€™s going to be good for Showtime, and itâ€™s going to be good for Strikeforce.â€
When asked if there are any plans for co-promotion between Strikeforce and the UFC, White said, â€œStrikeforce is completely separate,â€ but that they have the ability to make some interesting things happen.
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