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Frank Mir injured, out of Strikeforce heavyweight fight against Daniel Cormier
September 19, 2012 (06:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Frank Mir (16-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC) will not fight Daniel Cormier (10-0 MMA, 7-0 SF), as it turns out.
An undisclosed injury has forced the ex-UFC champ to withdraw from "Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir," which takes place Nov. 3 at Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., and airs live on Showtime and Showtime Extreme.
MMAjunkie.com (mmajunkie.com) confirmed the news on Tuesday night with a source close to the promotion following an initial report from news show Sports Rage.
Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez says Jake Shields a better version of Pat Healy
September 19, 2012 (04:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Pat Healy is known in MMA circles as a "grinder."
Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez is aware of this, but he's not
worried that he'll be stifled for five rounds when they fight. He's
already been there with onetime UFC welterweight title challenger Jake
"If anyone can replicate Pat, it's Jake," Melendez said today. "I lock
horns with a lot of guys, and the first thing I do is say, 'They've got
nothing on Jake.'"
Bobby Green vs. Jorge Masvidal targeted for 'Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir'
September 18, 2012 (22:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
An intriguing lightweight fight between Bobby Green and Jorge Masvidal is being targeted for November's
"Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir" event.
MMAjunkie.com has learned that at least one fighter
has agreed to the bout, which promotion officials are hoping to lock up
for the evening's main card.
Featuring a headliner between Strikeforce grand prix winner Daniel
Cormier and former UFC champ Frank Mir, "Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir"
takes place Nov. 3 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
Onetime Strikeforce vet Joe Cason turns to professional football
September 18, 2012 (16:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Onetime Strikeforce fighter Joe Cason is apparently returning to his football roots.
According to the UIFL's Missouri Monsters,
Cason has signed on with the team following an August open tryout and is
expected to play on both offense and defense in the team's upcoming season.
"Joe is someone I knew about prior to taking this position through my
MMA pipeline, and I never expected someone like that to come to a
tryout," Monsters head coach Jarrod Rogol stated.
Video: Frustrated with lack of activity, Strikeforce's Masvidal looking outside promotion
September 13, 2012 (01:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Jorge Masvidal is dealing with numbers. Lots of numbers. And some of them are big ones for him.
The Strikeforce lightweight and recent title challenger is thinking about 1 vs. 3 vs. 4 or 5. He's thinking about 27. And he's thinking about 155, 170, 185 . and 200.
"Gamebred" last fought two months ago and he's itching to get back to work. But right now, he said, the prospects appear to be slim.
Radio (noon ET): UFC's Munoz, Strikeforce's Masvidal, Bellator's Rebney, Roufus
September 12, 2012 (17:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the show UFC middleweight Mark Munoz, Strikeforce's Jorge Masvidal and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.
Plus, Duke Roufus will call in to discuss his gym's work with military vets. And Rob Sinclair and Andre Winner both talk about their upcoming BAMMA 10 lightweight title fight.
MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio.
Tickets on sale this week for 'Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir'
September 11, 2012 (02:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Tickets for Strikeforce's November visit to Oklahoma are on sale this week.
Heavyweight Daniel Cormier puts his unbeaten record on the line against former UFC champion Frank Mir in the main event. And middleweight champ Luke Rockhold will defend his belt against Lorenz Larkin in the co-main event.
"Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir" takes place Nov. 3 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on Showtime Extreme.
Strikeforce CEO Coker explains why Larkin, not 'Jacare,' for Rockhold title fight
September 08, 2012 (19:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Scott Coker usually is rather reserved when it comes to announcing future plans following events that just happened.
But for a change this past month, he wasn't. Both before "Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman" and after, the Strikeforce CEO thought it was a safe bet that middleweight champ Luke Rockhold would face Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza.
And wouldn't ya know it? It didn't happen.
Sara McMann vs. Liz Carmouche targeted for 'Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir'
September 07, 2012 (23:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Newly minted Strikeforce fighter Sara McMann now has an opponent for her promotional debut.
Sources close to the event confirmed to MMAjunkie.com that McMann is set to face Liz Carmouche at "Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir." MMAFighting.com initially reported it.
The event takes place Nov. 3 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Main-card fights air live on Showtime following prelims on Showtime Extreme.
Coker: Strikeforce champ Rousey will want fight ahead of potential 'Cyborg' timetable
September 07, 2012 (14:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Rousey vs. "Cyborg." It hasn't quite reached Fedor vs. Couture status yet, but it's still one of the biggest potential fight bookings out there that still may never get seen.
Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and former featherweight champ Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos is the fight most seem to want to see once Santos' current steroids suspension is lifted in December.
There are some well-known obstacles to be certain. But Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said if you're expecting "Cyborg" to be Rousey's next opponent, don't count on it.
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