NEW YORK NY - JANUARY 13: Dana White UFC President speaks during a press conference to announce commitment to bring UFC to Madison Square Garden and New York State at Madison Square Garden on January 13 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
There's been a lot of talk over the past few days about bringing Gilbert Melendez to the UFC.
"El Nino" would be the fourth Strikeforce champion (behind Nick Diaz, Alistair Overeem and Dan Henderson) to be uprooted from the former San Jose-based fight promotion since the blockbuster acquisition made by Zuffa earlier this year.
Whoever said "no man is an island" should probably talk to recently crowned middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.
The mantra has been "business as usual" -- which translates to "Dana White has a business to run and can't wait around for Showtime to decide whether or not they want to be in the business of cagefighting."
"The ball is in their court, you either wanna be in this business or you don't. The problem is, we're [already] running a business, I can't sit around and wait for decisions to be made. Do you wanna cut a deal and be in the mixed martial arts business? I'm not gonna cut a stupid deal. I'm not gonna cut a deal that's gonna hurt me and put me out of business. It's not just about getting on TV. Yeah it's great if you get on TV, but if you're paying the whole bill, you're dead."
The UFC President breaks it all down (via MMA Weekly) after the jump.
Over/under on the dissolution of Strikeforce. +/- three months?
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