Strikeforce continues to take some serious hits as middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been forced out of his November 3 matchup with Lorenz Larkin. It is unclear what this means for the Oklahoma City card with there still being no replacement for the injured Frank Mir for headliner Daniel Cormier.
MMA insider Front Row Brian first reported the injury earlier today with MMAFighting confirming the news a short time ago. It is unclear whether Rockhold’s scheduled opponent, Larkin, will receive a new opponent after news of the injury broke.
The November 11 card is currently set for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. However, the card now appears in jeopardy as the time to find Cormier a replacement is dwindling quickly. This is the third major injury news to hit Strikeforce in recent weeks, as lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez was injured a few weeks ago and then the aforementioned injury to former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.