UFC NEWS: Strikeforce Staying On Showtime

December 8, 2011 4:04 pm by George Matthews

“It’s staying, and hopefully I’ll have all the information for you next week,” said UFC President Dana White. “Just sit and wait and watch what I do,” he said. “Trust me, it’s going to be just fine. Like I said last time I talked to you guys about this, I’m getting into this, and I’m going to handle it. Watch and see.”

It looks like the  San Jose promotion will continue on the Showtime network, as Dana White explained to MMAjunkie.com earlier. Negotiations between the UFC and Showtime have been going on for quite sometime, as the promotions current television deal was set to expire in 2012.  With a roster that’s had most of its top fighters go over to the UFC, one has to wonder what exactly Strikeforce’s role will be within the Zuffa family, but much like when Zuffa ran the WEC simultaneously, White seems confident in the future of the promotion.

“[The WEC] did work,” said White. “We had a great television deal with the WEC. It was very successful. The fights were awesome. There were people that loved watching the WEC fights. It absolutely worked.”

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