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March 2011 MMA Recap: Zuffa Buys Strikeforce, Jon Jones & Dan Henderson Win Gold

A young UFC champion, an old Strikeforce champion, a California Kid and one of the biggest acquisitions in the sport dominated the MMA news in March 2011.

Fedor Emelianenko and the Rise and Fall of Strikeforce

Fedor Emelianenko put Strikeforce on the map...and may have played a part in their downfall.

Zuffa Completes Takeover of Strikeforce, WEC Staff at the Helm

Strikeforce is officially under the Zuffa banner as of May 9th, and Zuffa has been quick to put to work its plans

UFC Should Consider Extending Contract With Showtime, Keep Strikeforce Brand Alive

Since the news that Zuffa had bought Strikeforce back in March, there has been an enormous amount of speculation among MMA media and fans alike revolving around the future of the promotion. The UFC had been trying to find a way to break into the premium cable market for years, hoping to air their international events on a network like HBO or Showtime

Is the UFC Getting Impatient to Gobble Up Strikeforce?

UFC boss Dana White was Mr. Big at Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley.

Video: Nick Diaz Says Paul Daley Can Have the Belt

Strikeforce Welterweight World Champion Nick Diaz comments on Zuffa, the parent company of UFC, purchasing Strikeforce, their biggest competitor and he isn't happy.

UFC Buys Strikeforce: The Inside MMA Interviews

Dana White and Scott Coker give interviews to Inside MMA to explain the future of Strikeforce.

UFC Strikeforce Merger Aftermath: No Union, No Competition, No Monopoly?

A look at various business and legal implications of the UFC buying Strikeforce.

UFC Buys Strikeforce: Antonio Silva Calls Out Brock Lesnar, Wants to Send Him Back to Pro Wrestling

Antonio Silva is still fresh off the biggest win of his career, beating down long time top heavyweight, Fedor Emelianenko. Now, shortly after Zuffa bought Strikeforce, the #6 ranked heavyweight, wants to add another high-profile name to his resume. He called out former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar.

Is the UFC's Purchase of Strikeforce Bad For the Fighters?

The UFC has eliminated all its major competition. Will the resulting powerhouse promotion be good for the fighters who make the sport possible?

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