Edited: 03/12/11 8:54 PM
Member Since: 5/8/06
I had the luxury of hearing of this possibility about two weeks ago so I have had time to brace for impact. However I thought it would happen later in the year or next year. And heard that silicon valley sports(im not sure it was even silicon valley who sold) didn't want to sell the UFC and were looking for other buyers but looks like money talks. Lets remember we are still "in the leather helmet era of MMA." I am aware there are a lot of possible negatives but I'd much rather hear what the positives are going to be an dwell on that. At this point it should be embraced complaining isn't going to undue any thing.
My first thought was all the great possible match-ups we will get to see. I understand they will be operating separately for some time but I hope when they say cross promotion they are saying mega fights will happen not just strike force will have a booth at the fan expos.
Next women's MMA will get a huge mainstream push I wasn't always a fan but the better they get the more I like it just the same.
Some of the greatest fighters in the world won't have to hear the dreaded question of when will you get good enough to be in the UFC and instead get the respect they have already earned.
MY FAVORITE positive is that the UG will stop picking teams and stop the endlessly dumb trolling of the ufc is better than strike force and vice versa. And maybe this place will stop being such a waste land of bitching and crying.
More unified rules and possibly better judging due to the fact that Zuffa will have more power to help make those changes.
Another step in gaining the same respect the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB etc
Strikeforce will now have the money to put on more shows meaning guys won't have to sit on the shelf for long periods of time.
More shows means possibly more free shows.
More pull within the japanese market due to strikeforces good relations which might save Japanese mma.
The naysayers can now be ignored an we can rest assured that the tourney will go on.
Also the greater possibility of more tournaments in the future as a feeder into the big shows.
Possibly better announcing which seems to be a huge complaint. Maybe they buy that fellow off bellator jimmy i believe is his name. actually both they make a good team.
Okay I am reaching so lets hear it UG what are your positives to the buyout???????
Edited to Add I am not praising the buyout. I like everyone else when they heard of the news sat around and talked about all the negatives. But realizing it did me absolutely no good i decided to start this thread to see what the positives of the buyout could be jotting down some of my immediate positive thoughts.. As in usual fashion i was met with a bunch of negative uselessly angry posters. This is not to get in good graces with zuffa I am a year and many wins away from them remembering my name or face.
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