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Video: Dana White Ain’t Skurred About Strikeforce on CBS


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Maybe Dana White locked himself in a bathroom at some point after hearing that Fedor vs. Rogers would be broadcast on CBS, and screamed until he cried. But at least he’s putting on a brave face for the media. Following a UFC 103 press conference held yesterday, White told Steve Cofield that Strikeforce on CBS is not a game-changer:

It doesn’t matter, no. How many shows have to come and go…IFL was on network TV, EliteXC was on network TV. It doesn’t matter…I think CBS wants to be in the business. And we haven’t been able to come to a deal. With the right deal, we’d do it. We haven’t had the right deal yet. Neither does Strikeforce. You think Strikeforce is getting the right deal with CBS? You think they’re making money?

No, probably not. EliteXC reportedly hemorrhaged money during their run on CBS, because the license fee they received from the network wasn’t nearly enough to cover their expenses. Maybe Strikeforce was able to carve out a more satisfying deal than EliteXC did, but you have to assume that Strikeforce’s actual end-game is to build up enough interest in their brand on CBS that they can start putting on pay-per-view shows, which would theoretically be much more profitable. Until that happens, Dana White has enough problems of his own to worry about.

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UFC fan- September 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm
"Raju-Erkki Says:
Fri, 09/18/2009 - 08:59

I hate Dana White. Slimey bitch. Thank you for all you have done to the sport, now begone."

what a stupid fuck you are.
Socal Tot- September 18, 2009 at 1:51 pm
Dana is the man. He's not always going to be popular, but MMA as a televised sport owes more to him than any other single person out there.
cagefightmon- September 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm
PSSSssssst!! Why is he whispering and why does he talk sos much about other organizations not bothering/effecting him??
EDoggFunkMonk- September 18, 2009 at 9:57 am
I heard the show is going to be called CSI: Strikeforce.
Raju-Erkki- September 18, 2009 at 8:59 am
I hate Dana White. Slimey bitch. Thank you for all you have done to the sport, now begone.
One Two- September 18, 2009 at 7:47 am
looks like fedor made the right decision he'll probabally make way more money on sponsors.
Viva Hate- September 18, 2009 at 7:46 am
Again I say, mark it on your calendar, November 8th, 2009, the Funeral of Strikeforce
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