In a very good interview with Sergio Non over at USA Today, Dana White touched on a lot of things. He talked about WEC lightweights eventually merging into the UFC lightweight division, how many buys the WEC 48 PPV will do, and of course Strikeforce. Here's an excerpt, but I encourage you to check out the entire thing:
-I think eventually what we do is, we're going to continue to add to lighter weights, and you'll end up seeing these (WEC) guys go into the UFC, the 155 pounders.
-Scott Coker isn't even running that (crap). If you honestly believe Scott Coker is the promoter and the guy that runs Strikeforce, you're very, very, very mistaken, my friend.
It's the guys at Showtime that are running that business. Start doing some interviews with some of the fighters and find out who they're negotiating with. It ain't (freaking) Scott Coker.
He also gave his thoughts on Strikeforce's match-making:
One of the things that they did over there, they're making bets on fights. They're betting that Henderson's going to beat Jake Shields. They're betting that (Melvin) Manhoef was going to beat Robbie Lawler. So they get sideways with the guys and let their contracts run out so they can do contracts with these other guys that they think are going to beat them.
One of the things that makes MMA so fun and so exciting is -- trust me, when I tell you -- who the (heck) knows who's going to win?