Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 12/15/11
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 Hote...
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