Shortly after our initial report UFC president Dana White denied the Strikeforce acquisition.
As it turns out, as reported this afternoon by Ariel Helwani, two of the three rumors are now confirmed as valid.
Strikeforce light-heavyweight fighter, Roger Gracie, has just been signed to the Black House team managed by Ed Soares. The grappling sensation will utilize this newly arranged alliance to focus more on his MMA training as he makes the transition from full-time grappler/part-time fighter to full-time fighter/part-time grappler.
He is also making the move down to the middleweight division.
He now joins a host of talent in the Black House Coalition that includes the likes of Anderson Silva, Both Nogueira brothers and Lyoto Machida. Also friends of Black House are Junior Dos Santos, Mark Munoz and a wealth of other fighters.