Showtime Releases Statement On Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy" Cancellation | MMA NEWS
Incase you missed it, ZUFFA took another hit this week with another cancellation of a major MMA event.
This time however it was Strikeforce that was forced to halt a show when headliner and lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez withdrew with an injured shoulder.
While it is unclear on whether or not Strikeforce would have tried to salvage the card, Showtime executives cancelled all broadcast plans for the event which forced Strikeforce officials to cut their losses.
Here is a statement released yesterday from Showtime officials:
“On Friday night Strikeforce informed us that Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez had sustained an injury and would not be able to compete in their Saturday, September 29 card. Without our headline fighter and main event or a marquee undercard, we reluctantly informed Strikeforce that we could not continue with plans for the telecast.”