Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier was set to face former UFC champion Frank Mir in a crossover fight in front of a supportive crowd in Oklahoma City.
Unfortunately, Cormier is not going to get the chance to fight Mir.
On Oct. 12, Strikeforce officially announced that the Nov. 3 event in Oklahoma City was canceled due to withdrawal of Mir and Strikeforce Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.
Rockhold was scheduled to defend his title against Lorenz Larkin. Both he andMir were injured during training and had to pull out of their fights
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker stated that the promotion is looking to put together a “stacked card in January.”
This is not the first event Strikeforce has had to cancel in 2012. The Sept. 29 event that featured Strikeforce Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and Pat Healy was canceled after Melendez was injured during training and had to pull out of the fight.
The UFC had tried to find replacements for Cormier; however, no one was interested in taking the fight.
Although fighters like Cormier, Liz Carmouche, whose opponent Sara McMann also pulled out of the event due to injury, and Tim Kennedy will not be fighting, they is still a chance the fighters will get compensated. Fighters who were affected by the cancellation of the Melendez vs. Healy event were paid their show money.
While the promotion is planning on having a January event, there is one question that is on the mind of MMA fans.
Will Strikeforce make it through 2013?
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