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Lashley Out of ‘Strikeforce: Los Angeles’ With Knee Injury

(By the way, KJ Noons isn’t on this card either. But at least we still have "an MMA superstar" [not really] against "a legend at his craft" [of choking people for too long].)
Just when they convinced Bobby Lashley to face an opponent who wasn’t a total joke or a champion, the unthinkable has happened — the former pro-wrestling star has been forced to pull out of his scheduled match against Ron Sparks due to a knee injury. The fight was to take place at Strikeforce’s increasingly bare-looking Los Angeles show (Wednesday, June 16th, Nokia Theatre), which is headlined by Robbie Lawler vs. Renato Sobral in a 195-pound catchweight bout, and will also feature Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos vs. Marius Zaromskis, Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Prangley, and (possibly) Shane Del Rosario vs. Lolohea Mahe.

In other words, the card is just slightly more impressive than Strikeforce’s "Challengers" series offerings, and won’t do much to improve their plummeting ratings on Showtime. Luckily, Strikeforce has its next show ten days later with Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum in the headlining spot and Cris Cyborg in the co-main; a relatively needless rematch between Cung Le and Scott Smith is also likely.

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ccman- May 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm
I heard the knee injury occurred when it jerked to the news he was fighting someone who has actually connected a punch in their career.
El Guapo- May 27, 2010 at 11:09 am
That sucks. I'm still gonna go*, but I was looking forward to seeing The Black Muscle Shark do his thing. Whatever that is..

*Methinks. Definitely not paying top dollar, tho. In fact, I'm not gonna buy my tickets until the day.. nay... afternoon.. Sha-nay-nay...evening of. How low, how low can they go?? We shall see.
failingev0lution- May 27, 2010 at 10:50 am
I will watch this only to see if Zaromskis can land another trademark headkick KO.

I will watch the next one only to watch Fedor pummel Werdum with one hand behind his back (holding an ice cream cone).

"Let's see guys, what main event can we pair up with the best fighter on the planet? Oh, I know! Another over-hyped, boring, mismatched chick fight, chock full of bad striking! YEAH!"
El Famous Burrito- May 27, 2010 at 9:21 am
Can they just tell Ron Sparks to go home?

Nobody really gave a shit about him anyways.

Strikeforce, BOOOOO!

Bellator, YAAAAAAAY!

Swedish- May 27, 2010 at 9:07 am
ohh ohhh. This means another EPIC strikeforce matchup between TBA (total bad ass) vs. TBA (total bad ass)!!!!!!

Who will win? FUCK Strikeshit, die already
nicey- May 27, 2010 at 8:48 am
jimbonics- May 27, 2010 at 8:36 am
Strikeforce is turning gayer by the gay.

Bring on Bellator!
Dante- May 27, 2010 at 7:51 am
you sound dumb.
nicey- May 27, 2010 at 7:48 am
pretty gay. im sure lashleys knee muscles are bigger than anything ive got going on. i think he's really scared to lose honestly.
ReX13- May 27, 2010 at 7:37 am
ok, i'll shut up about lashley.