Dana White gives us a bit more information on Dave Meltzer’s alleged Strikeforce list than “It’s a lie Meltzer is makin shit up blargh!”
So this whole Dave Meltzer thing, when I was in Australia someone hit me about Meltzer saying that even if the deal is over at Showtime that these guys can’t sign. I said that’s crazy, that’s not true at all. But apparently what Meltzer said was if a guy’s contract comes up, he can’t sign with the UFC. And that’s absolutely true. I’ve said that a million times. [So long as Zuffa has a contract with Showtime] Exactly. But that’s always been the deal. Everyone’s always known that. It’s always been public information. I said these guys are Strikeforce fighters.
So when Dana White said Dave Meltzer was lying about Strikeforce fighters being barred from the UFC, what he really meant was that was actually totally true. The part that was a lie: there’s no list of Strikeforce fighters (it’s just all of them), and it’s not for as long as Showtime does MMA (it’s just as long as Strikeforce exists). I hope that makes you all feel better!