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On Thursday, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker (Pictured) and UFC president Dana White confirmed they have finally secured an ever-elusive broadcast extension to remain on Showtime. “Showtime has been a great TV partner for us and we’re happy to renew our agreement with them,” Coker said. “Together, we’ve put on some really amazing events and we’re going to keep doing that with this new deal. We have a great core of talented fighters on our roster and MMA fans are in for a real treat.” Under the new agreement, the premium cable network will produce and televise up to eight live events per year. Neither party was willing to divulge the duration of the extension during today’s conference call. Showtime hosts their next Strikeforce broadcast this Saturday in San Diego, California, but will officially kick off their new deal during the network’s Free Preview Weekend on January 7th when middleweight champ Rockhold defends his title against veteran Keith Jardine at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Since its advent on Showtime in 2007, live mixed martial arts has always performed well with our subscribers, particularly in the younger demographics,” said Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president Showtime Sports. “As the one and only premium network in the MMA business, we are proud to renew our commitment to the sport and to our partners at Strikeforce. This agreement ensures that we can continue to deliver the edge-of-your-seat programming that each live MMA event produces in the New Year and beyond. Beginning with “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine,” Showtime will begin to televise all of Strikeforce’s under cards live on Showtime Extreme. “We’re excited about this renewal with Showtime and I expect to put on some big Strikeforce events next year,” White said. “I never thought I would say this, but I am very much looking forward to building Strikeforce and working very closely with Showtime.” In other groundbreaking news, after crowning a Heavyweight Grand Prix champion in early 2012, the winner will take on one additional top tier 265-pounder and then Strikeforce will then do away with the weight class.

Dana White Announces New StrikeForce Deal: HW Division Dead

Showtime and Strikeforce have reached a new broadcast deal.  The deal starts early 2012 with Strikeforce: “Rockhold vs. Jardine” on Jan. 7th, and conssits of a minimum of 8 live shows.  It appears that Strikeforce Challenger’s however, will be dissolved, along with the SF heavyweight division.  UFC President Dana White stated that the winner of [...]

Strikeforce Showtime Media Conference Call Replay Audio With Dana White And Scott Coker

Strikeforce Showtime Media Conference Call Replay Audio With Dana White And Scott Coker.

Dana White Prison Rape Tweet

Hypocrisy at its finest. Should Dana White be fired now? I have no problem with jokes, but Miguel Torres should at least be given the chance to leave the UFC like everyone else. In defeat.

Brady Bunch Parody “UFC Bunch” Featuring Dana White

Brady Bunch Parody “UFC Bunch” by LookoutaWhale featuring UFC President Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta. “Here’s a story of a man named Dana, who was teaching ladies how to Boxercise, then he started managing Chuck and Tito, the youngest sometimes cries.”

Dana White responds to Twitter troll with prison rape joke

Remember how just last week, UFC president Dana White cut Miguel Torres for making a rape joke? And reprimanded Rashad Evans for using the Penn St. child abuse case in trash talk? White said at the time that Torres' remark about a rape van is not funny and disturbing. Yesterday, White responded to a follower who was clearly trying to bait him by making a prison rape joke. (Click...

Strikeforce Is Not Dead, Signs New Deal With Showtime

Showtime Networks Inc. and world championship mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion STRIKEFORCE® have entered into a new broadcast agreement to continue producing live MMA events on the premium television network, SHOWTIME. The agreement was announced jointly today by Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports®, Dana White, UFC® President, and...

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Avoids Surgery on Broken Arm

Despite getting his right arm viciously snapped in two this past Saturday at UFC 140, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Pictured) will not be required to have his broken limb surgically repaired. Big Nog visited Dr. John Itamura in Los Angeles, California on Monday after Frank Mir did THIS to his arm because the Brazilian refused to submit to a kimura until it was too late. “Doctor...
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