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Hendo vs Babs loses three fights

I wouldn’t go so far as to say Strikeforce’s December 4th show has been decimated by injuries – I save that word for UFC clusterfucks with 8+ pullouts. But the removal of one key fighter and some important side matches certainly hasn’t helped the card much. Here’s what it’s currently looking like:

    Dan Henderson vs. Renato Sobral
    Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Lindland
    Paul Daley vs. Scott Smith
    Herschel Walker vs. Scott Carson
    Valentijn Overeem vs. Antonio Silva
    Jesse Finney vs. Whoever
Herschel Walker was cut in training and had to get stitches, while Alistair Overeem’s equally beefy bro Valentijn is out with an elbow injury. Compared to those two, the loss of regional fighter Jesse Finney might seem like less of an issue but that ignores the fact that Finney is Strikeforce’s main man in St Louis for drawing the local crowd.

So far, the only replacement fight set up is between Finney campmate Lucas Lopes and long-time-no-see Strikeforce slugger Benji Radach – not a bad fight at all. Word is no one decent is willing to step in and face Bigfoot Silva on such short notice, and as far as Herschel Walker’s opponent Scott Carson… well, let’s just say finding him a replacement isn’t exactly much of a priority.

  • Reverend Clint

    glad herschal is off the card

  • iamphoenix

    it’s too bad scott carson can’t prove the keyboard warriors wrong about his moobs.

    “I totally have muscles.”

    -Scott Carson

  • SST

    The 3 that remain are the only ones I’m interested in seeing.

  • Symbul

    The best fights are still on the card at least. I was mildly interested in the Silva-Reem fight but the rest I won’t lose sleep over.

  • Márcio

    I’m still looking forward to the card, they lost the filler but all the good fights are still there. They could add a women’s fight to the card just to mix it up a bit, since there’s no way they can come up with solid replacements in such short notice.

  • CAP

    It’s still probably better than the TUF card.

  • chim55

    even though Silva would handle Carson well, handily, isnt that at least a possible option? Both guys have put in a training camp, and both are ready to go. If Silva steam rolls him, it exposes Silva to an audience. Although, knowing StrikeFarce, Carson would win! Man, Scott Coker must have built a house on an Indian burial ground or something. Either that, or Dana White has a life sized Coker doll full of pins….

    According to the good people over at MMA Torch and MMA Junkie, Mike Kyle will be stepping into the breach. Im down with that.