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Report: UFC To Purchase IFL

Adam Swift of is reporting that the UFC will soon purchase the IFL:

A Senior Producer at HDNet’s Inside MMA tells that the IFL will be bought by the UFC. has confirmed talks between the IFL and UFC. More details as they become available.

They’ve already signed a ton of their talent, so this would be a very smart move to keep EliteXC and Affliction from building their divisions. I doubt the UFC will keep everyone, but this allows them to get first dibs on who they want to keep and give the leftovers to the competitors.

Say what you want about the IFL, but they had a lot of very talented competitors on their rosters. And I’m guessing the asking price at this point is pretty low. Well done, Dana.