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:
“The guys that are in Strikeforce are staying in Strikeforce,” White said. "Strikeforce lives.”
“Gilbert 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. It’s going to be good for everybody. It’s going to be good for the fighters, it’s going to be good for Showtime, and it’s going to be good for Strikeforce.”
When asked if there are any plans for co-promotion between Strikeforce and the UFC, White said, “Strikeforce is completely separate,” but that they have the ability to make some interesting things happen.
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