Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Melendez vs Healy!
STUDIO MMA, LOS ANGELES – Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez has pulled out from the card after he sustained an injury in training.
Without the Melendez-Healy title bout, SHOWTIME, which determines which fights are televised on the premium network, decided that it would not air Saturday’s scheduled event.
Strikefore CEO took the difficult decision and cancelled the event.
“When SHOWTIME informed us that it would not be airing the event, we made the difficult decision to cancel Saturday’s card in Sacramento,” STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker said. “Without a television partner, we simply could not move forward with this event. We wish Gilbert a speedy recovery and will work diligently and quickly to reschedule the fighters affected by this news on upcoming cards.”
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