It’s beginning to look like Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle just isn’t meant to be.
Mousasi and Kyle were originally scheduled to fight last year at Strikeforce “Diaz vs. Daley” however a broken hand forced Kyle out of the fight. The fight was booked once again for next month’s Strikeforce “Tate vs. Rousey” card, but has been derailed once again due to another injury.
An undisclosed injury has forced Mike Kyle (19-8-1 MMA, 3-3-1 SF) to withdraw from a co-headliner at “Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey,” sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
At this time, it’s unknown whether a replacement has been found to fight Mousasi, though one source said it’s likely to be scrapped altogether. Strikeforce officials haven’t formally announced the scratch.
Bummer. If the fight is scrapped, there are at least some good match-ups in the prelims that would be worthy of promoting to the main card, which was something you could never say before Zuffa bought the promotion. Strikeforce may not have much depth, but at least they have some flexibility now.
Update: MMA Weekly is reporting that Gegard Mousasi has been scrapped from the card as well and Scott Smith vs. Lumumba Sayers has been promoted to the televised card.