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Old 03-14-2011, 09:17 PM
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The NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL would beg to differ. The one thing I want to know about is if the fighters can unionize, that may be the next step for the fighters.
I'm very much against unions, but in this case it would be good. Dana White is worth over 200 million and the fighters make a few measly thousand a fight and even the big dogs don't get paid much in comparison to other multi-billion dollar sport industries.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:18 PM
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lol at people thing this is good... maybe in the long term when the strikforce contracts run out in 2 years but for now....... Get ready to pay for strikforce ppvs every other card if you want to see there fights!!!
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This, or just have one title for each weight class and call it the Zuffa _____ Champion of the World and have the champions defend their title in both orgs.
Except that would prevent them from being entirely seperate organizations. Dana & Lorenzo have said that they'll do super-fights, but not mix fighters under contract. 1 champ for both orgs would force SF fighters to fight in the UFC & vice versa.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:32 AM
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I still think its bad for the business and employee's for one company to hold all the cards!
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:21 AM
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The NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL would beg to differ. The one thing I want to know about is if the fighters can unionize, that may be the next step for the fighters.
Those leagues basically have 30 separate companies (teams) inside of themselves working under one set of rules. Those leagues don't have a total monopoly on viewership of their sport because they buy out all the other smaller leagues, they simply have the most viewers because they are considered the highest level of their respective sports. That's not something that just happens overnight though, it takes many years to build a rich history. Same thing goes for players unions. It took a long time for the unions in those sports to get the power they have today. The odds of an actual fighters union anytime soon, if ever, is slim to none IMO.
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Default UFC Strikeforce conference call recap: The rules are now unified, but are the brands?

WOW... Elbows on the ground,....

http://www.mmamania.com/2011/3/14/20...-but#storyjump



Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today (March 14, 2011) held a special media conference call to discuss the terms of the promotion's recent purchase of Strikeforce as well as what changes fans (and fighters) can expect moving forward.

And when UFC President Dana White told reporters it would be "business as usual," he wasn't kidding.

Strikeforce will continue to operate independently under the direction of CEO Scott Coker. No changes will be made to the current fight schedule, including the upcoming Showtime event scheduled for April 9 in San Diego as well as the continuation of the heavyweight grand prix tournament on June 18 in Dallas.

But one thing you may notice differently during both of those upcoming shows is the use of elbows on the ground.

That's because the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts will be implemented effective immediately for all Strikeforce events according to UFC owner Lorenzo Feritta, who joined both White and Coker on today's conference call.

But that's not all.

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