Monday, March 14, 2011
Zuffa/UFC purchases Strikeforce!!
So I'm dead sure everyone has heard the news thats sending shockwaves throughout all the MMA world:
Zuffa has purchased Strikeforce. Now, the UFC and Strikeforce are all under the same company. Whether this is good or bad (most likely good) for MMA in the long run is yet to be determined, but if we get to see a Fedor vs Cain or Nick Diaz vs GSP, how can it possibly be bad in the short run!
Word has it that Strikefroce is allowed keep their business model and run the company independently as before and operate as a seperate branch as WEC did. However, some things are already changing, a major change is that now grounded elbow strikes to the head are allowed in Strikeforce. There's good and bad to that as well, the good obviously being that the guy on top can seriously fuck the bottom guy up by shooting some dangerous shorts in guard. The bad being the possibility of quick stoppages due to cheap cuts. I hope no one exploits this to use as a bitch-move!
Keep checking the news everyone, MMA is blowing up now that the world's two leading martial arts promotions have combined