It's been recently rumored that Showtime is ready to cut ties with Strikeforce as soon as next month.
Usually this would be bad news. However, in the eyes of the fastest growing mixed martial arts promoter in the world, it's a sigh of relief.
For a while the UFC has been fixated on some of Strikeforce's most talented fighters, including lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier.
Due to contract obligations relating to Showtime's authoritative stance on letting top fighters leave the promotion, these athletes have been unable to make the transition unlike former Strikeforce greats Dan Henderson, Alistair Overeem and Nick Diaz.
With that said, on the heels of a potential contract breakdown, it looks like the UFC's brother company is finally coming to an end. That means every name is up for grabs.
Here's how Strikeforce's top fighters stand in regard to their individual UFC potential.