Strikeforce Staying On Showtime, Fighters Staying Put

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

The future is brighter for fighters under contract with Strikeforce as a new deal has been reached with Showtime to keep the promotion going.

UFC President Dana White announced the news during the UFC 140 press conference this past weekend:

“The guys that are in Strikeforce are staying in Strikeforce,” White said. “Strikeforce lives.”

“Gilbert Melendez and all the guys that are in the Strikeforce show and with Showtime, I will make fights [for them]. They will be happy to be there. Believe me, I got this thing worked out. It