Inspired by the pro wrestling thread over in TV & Media, I decided to start an MMA thread over here as there doesn't seem to be one. As the title says its all things MMA or other mediums of martial arts like boxing, amateur wrestling, kickboxing, etc. Pretty much anything goes. We can talk about some of the big fights coming up like GSP/Shields, possibly Fedor/Henderson at 205lbs, and the UFC in Rio De janeiro, Brazil in August. A lot has happened in the MMA landscape over the past few years and one of the biggest news to date, which actually happened a month ago, is the merger of the #1 promotion UFC and the #2 promotion Strikeforce. Do you guys think this is good for the sport or not? Sure it opens up a whole plethora of potential super fights down the line (probably 1 1/2 years to 2 years after the Showtime contract expires) but at the same time diminishes the options for a fighter to go to make a somewhat better than average salary and stay in the limelight. Unless they go to the smaller organizations in North America like Bellator or MFC or overseas to the Japanese organizations like Dream, which I think are on the way out, where does that leave them? How say you?