While this move certainly changes the MMA landscape, it creates as many questions as it provides answers.
Was it a mistake for the UFC to let Emelianenko slip through its hands? Will Strikeforce regret the terms they've agreed to in exchange for the bragging rights associated with having the world's best heavyweight on their roster? What about the fans?
In every deal, there are winners and losers. Let's look in depth at this one.
Interestingly, Snowden has the UFC in both the winners and losers columns. A complicated analysis of a complicated story.