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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Dana White isn't in charge of Strikeforce after all.
Less than a month after telling MMAJunkie.com that he was going to be "very involved with Strikeforce" and was "happy about the Columbus show" the UFC president told MMAFighting.com on Saturday night that wasn't the case anymore.
According to White, after a series of talks with Showtime, things didn't work out between the premium cable network and himself. White said he will not be attending tonight's Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey event and had no input in the show. As of now, he will not have the kind of input in future Strikeforce shows that he wanted.
In response to a question on Twitter about the Strikeforce announcers, White made his feelings on the promotion clear.
"They (Showtime) run that sh** not me. I'm out," he wrote. "I'm 100% UFC."
The buzz surrounding Saturday night's Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey title fight seemed to legitimately excite White about Strikeforce for the first time since Zuffa purchased Strikeforce last year and he had teased major changes beginning with this show, but after things apparently didn't work out with Showtime, the product looks the same on television and in the arena.
White wouldn't specify why he was unable to gain control over the promotion or what kind of changes he was hoping to make.
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