Luke Rockhold Off Upcoming Strikeforce Card Due to Injury


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

Luke Rockhold - StrikeforceThe upcoming Strikeforce fight card on Nov. 3 has suffered another major blow as middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been forced off the show due to injury.

Rockhold was slated to defend his title against Lorenz Larkin in the co-main event of the evening, but now has to head back to the sidelines and wait to heal up.

There’s been no word if Larkin is expected to remain on the card or not.

The nature of the injury was not revealed, but sources close to the situation confirmed his withdrawal from the show to MMAWeekly.com on Monday. The MMA Corner first reported the injury on Sunday.

Rockhold’s injury is the latest hit to the upcoming Strikeforce card set to go down on Nov. 3 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Daniel Cormier, who is Rockhold’s teammate at the American Kickboxing Academy, is expected to fight one final time under the Strikeforce banner on the card. Unfortunately, his original opponent, Frank Mir, also suffered an injury and is now off the show as well.

Since Mir’s injury was reported, Strikeforce and Zuffa officials have yet to secure a replacement opponent. With the fight card just three weeks away, time seems to be running short to find a suitable fighter to face Cormier in November.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the Strikeforce Nov. 3 fight card as it becomes available.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 24 days ago
  • 50 views

The week's most interesting bits from the MMA and UFC twitter world A few updates on what's been going on in the MMA & UFC Twitterverse -- There's a ton of tweets below, but first, don't forget to follow me on twitter and instagram: @antontabuena Oh, and these guys are probably worth following as well: The Official BloodyElbow Twitter Account, Kid Nate, Brent Brookhouse, Richard Wade, Chris Barton, D.E.O, Scott Broussard, Matt Bishop, Fraser Coffeen, Dallas Winston, KJ Gould, Ben Thapa, T.P. Gra more

  • 16 days ago
  • 38 views

Top-ranked middleweight contender Luke Rockhold has been cleared to resume training after recovering from a broken toe in his right foot, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight. A former Strikeforce champion, Rockhold (12-2) suffered the injury midway through his dominant UFC 172 performance over Tim Boetsch, which he won in a little over two minutes via an inverted triangle/kimura. The 29-year-old AKA product is currently the No. 5 ranked middleweight in the UFC, and including more

  • 16 days ago
  • 48 views

It's a Chris Weidman title fight, "The Phenom" rematch or bust, for the former Strikeforce middleweight champion. Despite pleas from his teammates to move on, Luke Rockhold just can't seem to get Vitor Belfort out of his mind, 14 months after getting knocked out by "The Phenom." Time and again, Rockhold has pleaded for a do-over against the Brazilian, though not much has come of it; as Belfort has bigger fish to fry in the form of a middleweight title fight. However, there is one thing that Luke more

  • 12 days ago
  • 47 views

Whew, that's a relief. Somebody call the athletic commission and tell them to wrap this thing up, we're all good on this end. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight and part-time light heavyweight, Wanderlei Silva, is either off his rocker, or privy to information the rest of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community has yet to discover. I'm not sure how else to explain his cavalier attitude toward his recent dust up with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). One that could see th more

  • 3 days ago
  • 29 views

When Chris Weidman defeated Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, it was clear that his original foe, Vitor Belfort, was next in line for a shot at the middleweight championship. For Weidman’s third defense, things aren’t as simple for the UFC as faxing out a pair of bout agreements and picking an arena, as the Brazilian’s drug testing issues aren’t completely behind him. Belfort tested positive for elevated testosterone levels in a random drug screening in Nevada back in February, and if the Nevada State A more

  • 2 days ago
  • 118 views

And when "The Count" disposes of Cung Le, he's ready to silence the Strikeforce import. Michael Bisping: Fighter, mixed martial arts (MMA) analyst ... life coach? "The Count" was a recent guest on UFC Tonight, and had some career advice for Luke Rockhold, who is currently waiting for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to find him an opponent. In the interim, he can probably help his own cause by ditching his teenage friends. Says Bisping: "When Luke Rockhold is done making a douche bag out of more

  • a day ago
  • 72 views

Michael Bisping aims to get back into the win column next month when he takes on Cung Le at UFC Fight Night 48, and if he does so successfully, he may already have another opponent waiting in the wings. Bisping and former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold have long traded barbs over social media, and the Brit couldn't help but throw in his two cents when asked about Rockhold on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight. "When Luke Rockhold is done making a douchebag out of himself hanging more

  • a day ago
  • 25 views

Although Michael Bisping is slated to face Cung Le in his 21st bout with the company at UFC Fight Night 48 in August, it seems obvious that "The Count" has another middleweight star in his cross hairs. On Wednesday's episode of UFC Tonight, and as transcribed by MMA Mania's Jesse Holland, the UFC's eighth-ranked middleweight, said the following regarding the fifth-ranked Luke Rockhold. When Luke Rockhold is done making a douche bag out of himself, hanging out at pool parties with teenagers, if h more

  • a day ago
  • 2 views

SAN JOSE – Prior to today’s UFC on FOX 12 fighter weigh-ins, you can watch a live video stream of the UFC Fight Club Q&A session with Bay-area UFC fighters Cung Le and Luke Rockhold at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC, Videos more