UFC veterans James Irvin and Houston Alexander will no longer meet in the co-main event of Shark Fights 14.

On Wednesday morning, Sherdog.com reported that Irvin had allegedly tested positive for steroids following a December bout at Tachi Palace Fights 7. The Texas-based promotion announced the removal of the co-headlining bout later in the day, citing Irvin's alleged test results as well as an injury to Alexander.

"Due to Irvin's 'alleged' steroid allegations and an undisclosed injury that Houston Alexander suffered during training, we were forced to pull the bout from the Shark Fights 14 line-up,” said Shark Fights head Brent Medley in a prepared statement.

Shark Fights 14 is scheduled to go down March 11 at Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas, and will be headlined by a middleweight scrap between former International Fight League champion Matt Horwich and Danillo Villefort. The show will air live on HDNet.

According to Medley's statement, the promotion is already lining up a new co-headliner for the event and has not given up on promoting the canceled bout down the road.

“We plan to reschedule the long awaited Alexander-Irvin rematch in the near future and are currently wrapping up negotiations for another very compelling Shark Fights 14 co-main event. Details will be announced soon, so stay tuned,” said Medley.

Both known for their knockout power, Irvin and Alexander first met at UFC Fight Night 13 in 2008. In the blink of an eye, Irvin landed a superman punch and followed up with blows that finished the job just eight seconds into the light heavyweight affair. Since that time, both men have been cut by the promotion following consecutive losses.

Alexander most recently bested another UFC exile in Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Shark Fights 13 in September. Meanwhile, Irvin fought to a no-contest after landing an illegal knee to his opponent at a January Gladiator Challenge event, which was held at the Elko Indian Colony Gymnasium.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC on FOX 21 Fight Highlights: Anthony Pettis Chokes Out Charles Oliveira

  • 29 days ago
  • 10 views

Check out the UFC on FOX 21 fight highlights from the co-main event bout between Anthony Pettis and Charles Oliveira. read news >>

UFC on Fox 21 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Maia vs. Condit Card

  • 29 days ago
  • 8 views

Demian Maia can no longer be ignored. The 38-year-old Brazilian secured what might have been the most impressive win of his career at UFC on Fox 21 in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, when h read news >>

WSOF 33 Main Card Complete with Six Fights Set

  • 25 days ago
  • 7 views

World Series of Fighting announced the completion of a six-fight main card for the WSOF33: Gaethje vs. Dugulubgov world championship doubleheader on Oct. 7. read news >>

Lewis vs Tybura Set as Manila Co-Main Event

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Sporting a four-fight winning streak that includes three knockout victories, No. 10-ranked heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis will travel to the Philippines on Saturday, October 15 to battle rising read news >>

Five months, six fights - no problem for Macedo

  • 26 days ago
  • 11 views

Veronica Macedo has fought six times in the last five months since she turned pro. On Saturday Macedo makes her UFC debut against Ashlee Evans-Smith at Fight Night Hamburg. read news >>

By The Numbers - Fight Night Hamburg

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Go inside the numbers of Fight Night Hamburg, featuring main and co-main event stars Andrei Arlovski, Josh Barnett, Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Blachowicz. read news >>

Nate Diaz No Longer Jumping for Joy for Third Conor McGregor Fight

  • 25 days ago
  • 411 views

The big debate following Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2 was centered on a third fight. Diaz appears to have given up on round three. read news >>

UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem Extended Video Preview

  • 20 days ago
  • 26 views

Take an in-depth look into the UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem main and co-main events. read news >>

UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem Fantasy Cheat Sheet

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

In today's fantasy preview, we're going to examine some of these fights to see who has the edge going into Saturday night and if there might be an upset brewing on the card as UFC 203: Miocic vs. Ove read news >>

"Tonight We Made History" – Meet the Disabled Boxers Fighting For Paralympic Recognition | FIGHTLAND

  • 18 days ago
  • 0 views

This article originally appeared on VICE Sports UK. "I was involved in a car accident when I was three years old," says Sean Bramley as he interlaces his tattooed fingers. "My back was broken from th read news >>