Dana White: Strikeforce will be fine, sit and watch what I doPosted on December 8, 2011, 06:19 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Speculation has been running rampant as to exactly what is going to become of Strikeforce once its current contract with Showtime runs its course. The promotion has seen several of its champions move over to the UFC, leaving what many see as a shell of an organization.
Gone are Nick Diaz, Dan Henderson and Alistair Overeem and when Luke Rockhold defends his Strikeforce Middleweight title in January it will be against Keith Jardine, a fighter that has zero Middleweight fights to his name. In short, the concerns about Strikeforce as a viable MMA promotion are not unfounded.
With that being said, it should be noted that one person seems very confident that Strikeforce will continue on and that person is none other than UFC President Dana White. White speaking to media after Thursday’s UFC 140 press conference had the following to say about the fate of Strikeforce, “Just sit and wait and watch what I do. Trust me, it's going to be just fine. Like I said last time I talked to you guys about this, I'm getting into this and I'm going to handle it. Watch and see." - for more see MMAFighting.com
White added that an announcement on the status of the organization would be coming soon, perhaps as early as Monday.
UFC President Dana White at the Ultimate Fighting Champion Championship UFC 66 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 30, 2006. Photo credit: Francis Specker