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OVEREEM INJURY PERSISTS; TITLE BOUT IN JEOPARDY

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Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is struggling with complications from a hand injury sustained in a bar brawl and may not be able to defend his title against Fabricio Werdum at Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg” on Aug. 15.

Multiple sources who asked not to be named reported the news to MMAWeekly.com on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

One source indicated that it was highly unlikely that Overeem would be physically ready to fight on Aug. 15.

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Post #1   7/21/09 4:40:42PM   

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Werdum/Rogers for #1 contender!

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Post #2   7/21/09 5:03:53PM   

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Off. Again. Strip him already.

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Post #3   7/21/09 8:05:53PM   

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I'm waiting to hear people make claims that he's ducking Werdum....

Post #4   7/21/09 8:14:00PM   

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hes ducking werdum

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Post #5   7/21/09 9:04:56PM   

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have werdum vs rogers for interim title

Post #6   7/21/09 9:22:48PM   

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hope he fights, this card being a PPV...me ordering it is on the fence right now

Post #7   7/21/09 9:46:07PM   

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Posted by cowcatcher

hes ducking werdum



LOL

Seriously, though... people accuse other fighters of ducking when they've got an injury. Varner is a recent example. Or when Crocop got kneed in the nuts by Overeem he was accused of ducking Overeem for months thereafter. It just blows my mind

Post #8   7/22/09 12:44:17AM   

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Posted by DCRage

Off. Again. Strip him already.

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I understand he aggravated an injury but if he needs to keep fighting to maintain the title

Post #9   7/22/09 1:28:21PM   

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Post #10   7/22/09 5:38:21PM   

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This saddens me... I was really looking forward to this fight..

Post #11   7/22/09 9:06:59PM