Dana White attended his first Strikeforce event tonight, but not to work. He was just there to spectate, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have plans for future Strikeforce shows. Dana told Ariel Helwani before the event started that we can expect to see the UFC’s influence in future events. Dana also openly rooted for Nick Diaz to win tonight, something he rarely, if ever does. He think Diaz can be a big star, but he needs to tone it down a little and stop crossing the line.
Dana also explained why Wanderlei Silva is fighting Chris Leben and not Vitor Belfort. In short, Wand accepted the Belfort fight, but Dana gave him what he wanted anyhow. He also mentioned that he plans to put Chael Sonnen back in action asap now that his legal troubles are over.