UFC buys rival Strikeforce

Updated: March 13, 2011, 1:40 PM ET
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Zuffa Inc., the parent company of the UFC, has purchased rival mixed martial arts promoter Strikeforce, though they will continue to operate as separate entities.

Financial terms of the sale were not available.

Strikeforce spokesman Mike Afromowitz confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Saturday night.

"Right now the plan is to operate on our own," Afromowitz said. "Business as usual."

UFC president Dana White told MMAFighting.com and The Canadian Press ...

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