Friday, 12 October 2012 09:22
Right after press credentials were sent out for the 11/3 show in Oklahoma City, Showtime announced today that the event has been canceled.
A release from Showtime was headlined "Next live Strikeforce event on Showtime planned for January 2013," as opposed to the real story.
The reason for the cancellation were injuries suffered by Frank Mir and Luke Rockhold, two of the four headliners in a double main event of Mir vs. Daniel Cormier and Rockhold vs. Lorenz Larkin.
Tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase. The next show is scheduled for January.
The fighters were apparently not told anything in advance of this release being sent out. As of yesterday, the fighters on the show were all in training but it was suspicious that it has been a few weeks since Mir was injured and no new opponent was found for Cormier. Matt Mitrione was offered the match but turned it down.