Strikeforce Diaz vs. Daley Results: How Long Will 'Business As Usual' Last?

Andrew MahlmannCorrespondent IApril 10, 2011

Tonight's Strikeforce event and production felt like it was being audited by the executives of Zuffa, LLC.

After the first major Strikeforce "arena series" event held under the Zuffa banner, there are still a lot of questions about how Strikeforce and the UFC will work together going forward.

Of a poll conducted during the Strikeforce broadcast, an overwhelming and somewhat obvious 96 percent of fans voted that they would like to see Strikeforce fighters clash against UFC fighters.

A point punctuated by a successful and exciting event put on by MMA's second-biggest brand.

On the main card, there were three first-round finishes and one bloody war of attrition ending in a judges' decision.

The three fighters who finished their fights confirmed their places as three of the highest ranked fighters in their respective divisions, and two of those fights showcased champions defending their belts.

Surely it must be only a matter of time before Zuffa, LLC figures out the right way to bring the best of Strikeforce in to battle the stars of the UFC.

In order to move the sport forward, the UFC should keep the public informed as to consolidation efforts for mixed martial arts.

It was obvious before the show that fans would love to see top Strikeforce talent battling in the UFC, but after an exciting event with little to no information on organizational developments, the cry to see wheels in motion is greater than ever.

How long will things remain "business as usual" for Strikeforce?