Who could be the biggest contender to UFC/Strikeforce? Could it be a new ProElite/Gary Shaw organization with all of the SF castoffs? Or Bellator? Or would M-1 Global want to start a North American division? Also, might Showtime pick one of these 3 for a full contract if they can't come to a deal with UFC in 2 years? They already have history with ProElite, they have a deal with M-1 but M-1 doesn't run full time. I really hope UFC stays with Showtime and that UFC airs on CBS and that one of these 3 competitors operates soon.
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