Following the Ultimate Fighter 14 finale, MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani caught up with UFC President Dana White to get his thoughts on the fights. Among the topics discussed are Jason Miller's performance and future in the UFC, the finals for the TUF crown, and Michael Bisping's next fight (White doesn't give any information, but hints that it's a huge fight). However, the most newsworthy tidbit is the future of Strikeforce.
Since the UFC's purchase of Strikeforce, it was assumed that eventually the company would be folded once the contract with Showtime ran out in February 2012. All signs pointed this way with various Strikeforce fighters getting the "call up to the majors" so to speak. However, some members of the media were adamant that the recently announced date for Luke Rockhold's title defense against Keith Jardine was a sign that talks between Zuffa and Showtime have improved and the chances of a contract extension were extremely high. White's comments to Helwani confirm this suspicion. He won't commit 100% to a new contract but if Dana White feels that there will likely be a new contract, it's probably likely that the paperwork is being drawn up right now and they are just waiting to put the ink on the paper.