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Strikeforce’s Aug. 15 event in San Jose, Calif. featuring the biggest fight in female MMA history between Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg was also supposed to be a history-making event in that it was going to feature four title fights.

However, after losing a heavyweight title fight between incumbent Alistair Overeem and challenger Fabricio Werdum due to Overeem re-injuring his hand, it appears that Strikeforce could be on the verge of losing a second title fight.

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Post #1   7/24/09 8:36:13AM   

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damn i was looking forward to Nick disciplining Riggs

Post #2   7/24/09 9:19:13AM   

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honestly, if Diaz had pulled out it sucks more than Riggs pulling out. Im not dying to see Riggs as long as they find a suitable guy for Nick to fight its cool for me.

Post #3   7/24/09 9:38:58AM   

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As of late this is becoming a very disappointing trend. All of the fights that I seem to be excited for are being axed do to injury. I quite possibly may be a jinx.

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Posted by The_Metal_Maniac

As of late this is becoming a very disappointing trend. All of the fights that I seem to be excited for are being axed do to injury. I quite possibly may be a jinx.




not the only one...

that card was looking awesome, now 2 of 4 fights are off. dangit...

Post #5   7/24/09 9:49:00AM   

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Posted by babytater03


Posted by The_Metal_Maniac

As of late this is becoming a very disappointing trend. All of the fights that I seem to be excited for are being axed do to injury. I quite possibly may be a jinx.




not the only one...

that card was looking awesome, now 2 of 4 fights are off. dangit...



The 2 best fights are off, I am getting tired of this.

Just a conspiracy theory but do you think Dana has something to do with all the late pull outs from their major competitors? You know payoffs or something(except for barnett of coarse) it sure seems like sabotage.

It's probably just me, I'm very cynical.

Either way this sucks I was looking forward to this card and this is a huge hit for strikeforce.

Post #6   7/24/09 10:20:55AM   

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Posted by Zekeil


Posted by babytater03


Posted by The_Metal_Maniac

As of late this is becoming a very disappointing trend. All of the fights that I seem to be excited for are being axed do to injury. I quite possibly may be a jinx.




not the only one...

that card was looking awesome, now 2 of 4 fights are off. dangit...



The 2 best fights are off, I am getting tired of this.

Just a conspiracy theory but do you think Dana has something to do with all the late pull outs from their major competitors? You know payoffs or something(except for barnett of coarse) it sure seems like sabotage.

It's probably just me, I'm very cynical.

Either way this sucks I was looking forward to this card and this is a huge hit for strikeforce.



Trust me, it's just you. Where do you people come up with this stuff?

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Posted by Stills79


Posted by Zekeil


Posted by babytater03


Posted by The_Metal_Maniac

As of late this is becoming a very disappointing trend. All of the fights that I seem to be excited for are being axed do to injury. I quite possibly may be a jinx.




not the only one...

that card was looking awesome, now 2 of 4 fights are off. dangit...



The 2 best fights are off, I am getting tired of this.

Just a conspiracy theory but do you think Dana has something to do with all the late pull outs from their major competitors? You know payoffs or something(except for barnett of coarse) it sure seems like sabotage.

It's probably just me, I'm very cynical.

Either way this sucks I was looking forward to this card and this is a huge hit for strikeforce.



Trust me, it's just you. Where do you people come up with this stuff?





LOL....I told you I'm real cynical, I hope it's not true competition is good for the sport in general.

Post #8   7/24/09 12:05:22PM   

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SF has now confirmed the fight is off. Afromowitz says they are looking for a replacement to face Diaz but couldn't say whether or not the new fight would be for the title. Ditto for Werdum (to have faced Overeem) with an interim HW Title fight being one outside possibility.

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Post #9   7/24/09 12:11:05PM   

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Damn, that sucks. Diaz vs Riggs 2 was looking like it was going to be a great fight. Well, Strikeforce still has awhile until Aug. 15 hopefully they can fix these problems, find replacements for Riggs and Overeem and save this card.

Post #10   7/24/09 12:37:19PM   

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When an MMA fighter commits to a fight, he needs to fight. I think a lot of times--not always--but guys are too worried about possibly loosing, one little thing goes wrong and they pull out. I can see Barnnet not being aloud to fight, but two weeks to recover from drug side effects? I don't know.

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RANDLEMAN vs Werdum!!!!! lol

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I thought the talk all week was Rodger being a late replacement against Fabricio? Diaz just needs to come back to the UFC and why does Dana keep getting brought into this... does everyone think this has something to do with his "changing the face of MMA" annoncement...? LOL

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Posted by jascri

When an MMA fighter commits to a fight, he needs to fight. I think a lot of times--not always--but guys are too worried about possibly loosing, one little thing goes wrong and they pull out. I can see Barnnet not being aloud to fight, but two weeks to recover from drug side effects? I don't know.



He was in a hospital for it, so I doubt these are your typical run-of-the-mill side effects. Besides, why would an MMA fighter not want to fight? I don't think you give them enough credit by saying that, especially since Riggs has stepped into the cage so many times before. Besides - you don't fight, you don't get paid.

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Posted by MMA_Alex


Posted by jascri

When an MMA fighter commits to a fight, he needs to fight. I think a lot of times--not always--but guys are too worried about possibly loosing, one little thing goes wrong and they pull out. I can see Barnnet not being aloud to fight, but two weeks to recover from drug side effects? I don't know.



He was in a hospital for it, so I doubt these are your typical run-of-the-mill side effects. Besides, why would an MMA fighter not want to fight? I don't think you give them enough credit by saying that, especially since Riggs has stepped into the cage so many times before. Besides - you don't fight, you don't get paid.



He WAS in the hospital and currently IS in the hospital according to the article I read and WILL BE in the hospital for the next couple weeks.


"Joe Riggs has pulled out of his fight with Nick Diaz after suffering a bad reaction to an as of yet undisclosed drug," the website report stated. "According to sources close to the fighter, Riggs will be recovering in the hospital for the next couple of weeks and therefore unable to fight Diaz. At this time it is unclear if Riggs' problem is physical or mental."

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