Posted by prozacnation1978
against who cung le?? joey villesonor??
Coker would not say who Shields will be facing for the title, or exactly when and where this fight would take place.
The Vancouver Sun recently reported that Shields was in preliminary talks to face Matt Lindland or Vitor Belfort for the interim title in August, but "but Showtime TV executives wanted to give him more prominent billing." Belfort is currently scheduled to face Jorge Santiago at "Affliction: Trilogy" on August, so that match-up seems doubtful. However, a fight against the highly-respected Lindland would make a whole lot of sense at the moment.
Posted by SmileR
I'd strip Cung Le of the title as he's obviously got no interest in defending it. Whats the point in introducing a interim title if it can't be unified for over a year?
Le is using Strikeforce as a back up plan and as a champion its bad for their image as well as disrespectful to the contenders who basically have to wait for him to decide he wants to start training.
Interim belts are pointless!