Originally Posted by AndrewRyanWallace
^Yeah you're wrong, first of all Strikeforce has a very substantial following and makes good money,
hard to say. Revenues are around $30 million, but the organisation has not disclosed its expenses nor its cash reserves. It could have 28 million in bad debt, 40 million in expenses, and a bank balance that is counted out in coins for all we know. Revenue is ticket sales, TV deal and sponsorships, and I can't imagine Full Tilt Poker is going to be a great pay-master at the moment... No PPV, although Dana White has said it is possible for the heavyweight GP final. Given that they got over a million viewers for the Fedor fight, that seems like a smart move. So does it make "good money" - hard to say. 30 million in billings isn't chump change, but it is far from a full picture. The real value for Zuffa isn't in its financials, nor in PPV potential for future, nor in the roster of fighters (about 130 IIRC, a lot of whom are just UFC discards, but notably including Fedor, which would be a nice moral victory for Zuffa to have swallowed his contract in the end), but in the Showtime TV deal.
one of many reasons why they haven't been assimilated into the UFC.
yet. They haven't been assimilated into the UFC yet
. Very hard to predict what will happen with that. It took them four years to bring WEC under the UFC banner, this deal is only a month old.