As Strikeforce winds down tomorrow, there are lots of fighters who remain uncertain about what’s next. While all Strikeforce fighters are under contract to Zuffa, the parent company of the UFC, there’s no guarantee that every fighter will be brought over.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has an open door policy if any fighters are interested about making the move, but said he will look at every fighter on case by case basis and cannot make any promises.
“As Strikeforce disbands, as a lot of us have known and thought was going to happen for a long time, we’ll see what happens and we’ll see who’s available,” said Rebney to MMA Weekly.
The UFC has already spoken about bringing in several names such as Daniel Cormier (10-0) and Gilbert Melendez (21-2). Many of the Strikeforce fighters have said they have no confirmation from the UFC on if they will remain under contract or be released.
The final Strikeforce event is tomorrow, January 12. It comes from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK and airs on Showtime. FightLine will have complete coverage from the show.