Strikeforce card (and promotion) in jeopardy; Kennedy and Carmouche wait and see


Whenever possible, it’s best to let Army Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy’s Twitter account speak for itself:

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The middleweight fighter has read the same reports other MMA fans have seen in recent days — rumors that Showtime may sever ties with the Strikeforce promotion, leaving the group without a TV home and without much chance of survival.

Kennedy’s set to fight Trevor “Hot Sauce” Smith at the promotion’s Nov. 3 card in Oklahoma City. But that card is now without a main event (Frank Mir’s injury left heavyweight Daniel Cormier without an opponent) or a semi-main (middleweight champ Luke Rockhold’s hurt, leaving Lorenz Larkin without an opponent). Even former Marine Liz Carmouche’s showdown with Sara McMann was scrapped thanks to McMann’s injury.

Carmouche seemed upbeat about it, at least:

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Still, the Nov. 3 card remains a without a main event and has lost its semi-main and a key women’s fight in the past few days. Considering Strikeforce pulled the plug on its September Showtime card less than a week before bell time, all fighters have good reason to be nervous. Especially if they’re getting their news online instead of from promoters.


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