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Showtime Vice President Hints At Possible MMA Future On Network

Stephen Espinoza didn’t directly come out and say it, but the Showtime vice president hinted around the network remaining in the MMA game.

Espinoza was recently asked about allowing Ronda Rousey to sign with the UFC. He wished Rousey nothing but the best in the interview with FightHub TV, and added a few interesting words, as well.

There’s plenty of talent out there and we’re going to continue to develop it.

Many feel January will be the end of Strikeforce on Showtime, but with these words from Espinoza, it appears they may try and keep MMA going on the network.

As for Rousey, Espinoza said, “It was difficult to see her go because we were kind of with her from the start. We were the only network she had been fighting on. It was her dream to go into the UFC. I’m confident we’re going to continue and discover good fighters.”

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