Despite a counter-programming threat from the UFC, “Strikeforce: Nashville,” the promotion’s second CBS-televised event, remains scheduled for April 17 and could feature heavyweight prospect Bobby Lashley.
“We never really planned to move, but we wanted to keep our business options open,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker told Sherdog on Friday. “Everything is business as usual (for April 17) and full steam ahead.”
According to the report, Lashley is in talks to appear on the card, though no potential opponents have surfaced yet.
Earlier this week, Coker told MMAjunkie that the CBS broadcast would, time-permitting, feature a preliminary card fight from the event’s preliminary card for the first time in the promotion’s history.
Strikeforce: Nashville is headlined by middleweight champion Jake Shields vs. Dan Henderson, and also features light heavyweight title-holder Gegard Mousasi vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez vs. Shinya Aoki.
Pictured: Bobby Lashley