More on UFC 154 - St. Pierre vs. Condit
By: Brian KnappStrikeforce champion Luke Rockhold bowed out of a title defense. | Credit: Esther Lin/Showtime
Injuries to former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, 2004 Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann and reigning middleweight titleholder Luke Rockhold forced Strikeforce to cancel its second consecutive event, scheduled for Nov. 3 in Oklahoma City.
The move leaves the promotion in limbo, closed for business for the remainder of 2012. Zuffa officials announced plans for a Strikeforce return in January. By then, five months will have passed between events. The promotion’s Sept. 29 show was scratched on just one week’s notice following lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez’s withdrawal from his headlining title defense against Pat Healy.
Other stories of interest this week include the suspension of Jake Shields following a positive test for a banned substance, Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix winner Daniel Cormier floating the idea of coaching opposite Jon Jones on “The... Read More
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By: Jeff Sherwood
Interim titleholder Carlos Condit will face returning champion Georges St. Pierre in a bout to unify the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight crown at UFC 154 on Nov. 17 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The 28-year-old Condit has not fought since he captured a unanimous decision from Nick Diaz in February, and some still wonder whether or not the “Natural Born Killer” should have defended the interim strap at least once before matching skills with St. Pierre.
Other topics of interest on the Sherdog.net forums this week include Fedor Emelianeko’s place in the minds and hearts of Brazilians, the lasting image for which fighters will be remembered and more reaction to Jon Jones’ decision not to compete against... Read More
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