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UFC Quick Quote: PRIDE FC sale is finalized

"We're still trying to figure out this whole Pride and UFC thing. The deal is done. We acquired the company yesterday or the day before.... Talking about all the Pride stuff, we're going to work on that stuff over the next [weeks] now that the deal is officially closed. You can't start running a business when you don't own it yet. We've owned it for two days. I know we made the big announcement [on March 27], but it might have been a little premature. The deal wasn't done yet. The deal was pending, but we were far enough along where we felt comfortable announcing the deal. Now that it's closed two days ago, we'll get that straightened out."

-- UFC President Dana White reveals at the UFC 71 post-fight press conference -- via -- that the purchase of PRIDE FC is now complete.

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