Just a few short weeks ago, UFC president Dana White talked about having a bigger influence on the future of Strikeforce. Now, it appears White will have no influence at all in regards to the fight promotion, which is also owned by Zuffa.
"I'll never make that mistake again," said White, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com. "UFC is what I am and where I should have been."
White had agreed to miss the UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann card to be in attendance at Saturday night's Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey event, as the UFC card took place in Australia and Strikeforce was in Ohio. However, after finding out many of his changes had been nixed by those in charge, White decided he was better off sticking to UFC.
"I almost missed the first UFC fight in 11 years, and then I get the phone call from Pete Dropick when I'm in Japan," White said. "'Yeah, listen, they're not going to change pretty much any of the stuff you wanted.' So, I said, '(Expletive) them.' You flew out to Las Vegas and wasted my time. Go talk your boxing (expletive) to somebody else."
It remains to be seen what this means for Strikeforce going forward, but White did add, "Strikeforce is never going to suck. We own it."
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