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Have the floodgates opened?

Remember when the only people being moved over to the UFC from Strikeforce were superstars with potential UFC superfights on the horizon? Yeah, standards have slipped a little:

Maximo Blanco’s run in Strikeforce has come to an end after just one fight.

Blanco’s manager, Brian Butler-Au of SuckerPunch Entertainment, confirmed with on Wednesday that the Venezuelan fighter has been moved from the Strikeforce lightweight division to the UFC featherweight division effective immediately. No word just yet on when Blanco will debut in the UFC.

As Butler-Au put it, “145 looks like a better fit for Maxi,” who has never fought at featherweight before.

Whatever wall that exists for fighters still under the old Strikeforce contracts certainly doesn’t seem to affect any of the guys with newer Zuffa deals. I wonder how Showtime is feeling as their MMA product gets stripped for parts while ratings and attendance slides into oblivion?

  • iamphoenix

    strikeforce is just this broken down bleeding asshole.

  • agentsmith

    Well I guess if he’s dropping to 145 that’s a different situation, since Strikeforce doesn’t have that division.  So it’s either force him to stay in SF at 155 or let him come to the UFC at 145.

  • CAP

    penix that is the bad news. The good news is Ryan knows how to fix that!

  • frickshun

    Smith is the only guy w/a brain ’round here.

  • CAP

    ^don’t be so hard on yourself.

  • Symbul

    Circumstance conspiring in his favour. The UFC needs more bodies at 145 and 135.

  • iamphoenix

    ryan has fixed bleeding assholes before? sweet. he’s such a nice guy.

    insert a picture of ryan that says “Fixes bleeding assholes. He’s such a nice guy.”

    i have stuff to do so i’m not doing it right now. leave me alone. idea’s are enough FUUUUUUUUUU rage guy face

  • FiveBoltMain

    more fresh meat for aldo to rape.