UFC Buys Strikeforce: The Winners and Losers of the Purchase

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UFC Buys Strikeforce: The Winners and Losers of the Purchase
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Ariel Helwani of mmafighting.com broke the biggest MMA news to come out of 2011 thus far, Zuffa's acquisition of UFC competitor Strikeforce.

Helwani had the opportunity to sit down with UFC president Dana White to break the news to the public and discuss the details of the acquisition.

The news that Strikeforce is now under the Zuffa umbrella along with the UFC is monumental to say the least.

The last time a purchase of these proportions was made in the world of MMA is when Zuffa absorbed the Japanese organization PRIDE Fighting Championships in October 2007.

The purchase of Strikeforce differs from the purchase of PRIDE FC because Dana White has made it clear that both the UFC and Strikeforce will operate as separate entities, similar to how the WEC operated separately from the UFC for so many years prior to being merged with the UFC in late 2010.

Acquisitions from a business sense always have an upside and a downside; there are winners and there are losers. Let us examine some of the winners and losers coming out of Zuffa's latest acquisition.

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