Strikeforce has cancelled “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” after an injury to lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez led Showtime to drop the card from their programming. Without a different option for a TV partner, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker deemed it best to cancel the card. Strikeforce announced the news Sunday evening.
According to a Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker:
“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.”
MMAFrenzy will have more information on what will happen with the other fighters on the card as soon as more information becomes available. Ticket refunds will be made available at the point of sale.