The November 3rd Strikeforce show that once had Daniel Cormier and Frank Mir as headliners has been cancelled according to a press release the fight organization released.
And the fighters involved in the card didn’t know about it until the press release hit inboxes all around the MMA media world.
I just spoke to @dc_mma about today’s news, and guess what? He had no idea. Incredible. His quotes coming to @mmafighting shortly.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 12, 2012
Cormier spoke to Helwani for a short time and the Mike Chiappetta piece on the Strikeforce cancellation features a quote from that conversation:
“I wish somebody would have told me something,” he told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. “This is unbelievable. I’m very upset. I just want to be informed. That’s all. I don’t think that’s asking for too much.”
Cormier would later tweet out some inspirational words, which Jason High (also fighting on the card) immediately agreed with.
Things will be ok.Very sad and upset butit’ll work out. @ufc, @strikeforceand @shosportsare all top fight organizations.Will b fine.DC — Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 12, 2012
Yezzir. “@dc_mma: I’ve dealt with much worse in my life. #positivethoughts. DC”
— Jason High (@KCBanditMMA) October 12, 2012
No public word has come from Jorge Masvidal, Bobby Green or Liz Carmouche right now. Or Tim Kennedy and Trevor Smith.
Kennedy proved to be kind of prophetic in his own way, when he responded to a fan asking if he was still fighting on November 3rd just a day ago:
@dannythedouche As far as I know. If you hear anything let me know. I will probably read about strikeforce closing on the Internet.
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) October 11, 2012
UPDATE: Tim Kennedy just tweeted about the situation – he didn’t know anything either:
Thank you @strikeforce for letting me read about my flight being canceled on the Internet. I was 9 weeks into my fight camp. Awesome!
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) October 12, 2012
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