With news today coming out of Zuffa LLC's purchase of Strikeforce, fight fans are in a state of shock, and awe.
Dana White was clear in his interview that business will "run as usual," reiterating it many times in during his interview with MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani. But there seems to be something looming in the wings after Strikeforce fighters' contracts expire.
White mentioned fighters like Barnett and Daley would not ever come to the UFC due to past issues during their time with the company, but did say that Strikeforce would be available to re-sign them if Scott Coker so chooses.
He also mentioned that fighters from the UFC could be available to Strikeforce depending on the fighter, and that means new matchups, which fans would undoubtedly welcome.
White did hint that higher profile fighters would not be switching brands, but the underlying truth of the matter is that fighters contracts do expire, and dreamy fights may be more realistic now than ever.
Take a look at five fights that the UFC may eventually showcase on future fight cards.