Everyone will wonder who the next Strikeforce fighter to jump ship will be. Jason "Mayhem" Miller is the first fighter of Strikeforce to make the jump over to the UFC and there is plenty more where that came from.
It's only a matter of time until more big name fighters make a move over.
There have already been numerous calls for merging the belts. There have also been numerous people who feel there is no competition or poor matchmaking in Strikeforce.
The sad truth is, some of those people are champions within Strikeforce. Welterweight champion Nick Diaz, and middleweight champion Ronaldo Souza, have expressed their views on the poor matchmaking ability within Strikeforce. Diaz has also expressed the poor pay he makes inside of Strikeforce, but hey, he would be making around the same amount in the UFC.
Some of those guys could be on the move in the next year. UFC president, Dana White is no dummy and bringing in talent like Diaz will only help his UFC brand.
A belt-merging card would be huge for the UFC, and Strikeforce and could get a lot of media coverage. Especially with fights like Gilbert Melendez versus either Frankie Edgar or Gray Maynard. That fight itself would determine the number one lightweight in the world. Numerous people will debate who's number one out of those three until the fight finally takes place.
Bringing in the best fighters Strikeforce has to offer would be great for the UFC. Bringing in a highly marketable, charismatic Mayhem, gives the UFC a lot to work with.
There are plenty more of these fighters to come, and a lot of money to be made by bringing them in.
It would be the smart move on the part of the UFC to bring in the better talent and finally settle the numerous debates that are still going on between MMA fans.
It's only a matter of time until the best are really fighting the best. It's only a matter of time.
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