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Robbie Lawler vs. Trevor Prangley Bout Removed From Saturday’s Strikeforce Card

("Okay Robbie, I’ll take the fight under two conditions. First, we do it at a catchweight of 195. And no pre-fight drug test. That one’s kind of non-negotiable." Photo courtesy of

Though Robbie Lawler was slated to face South African veteran Trevor Prangley at this Saturday’s Strikeforce: Le vs. Smith event, plans changed when Prangley was forced to pull out due to a knee injury suffered in training. Strikeforce scrambled to find another opponent for Ruthless this week, but a suitable replacement didn’t turn up, so Lawler’s fight has been scrapped altogether. Bummer. Lawler hasn’t competed since his first-round submission loss against Jake Shields in June; the organization hopes to place him on their "Miami" show on January 30th.

With Lawler vs. Prangley off the docket, the Strikeforce: Le vs. Smith lineup looks like this…

Showtime televised card (10 p.m. ET/PT)
Cung Le vs. Scott Smith
Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Melendez (for unified lightweight title)
Matt Lindland vs. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza
Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal vs. Mike Whitehead

Preliminary card
Antwain Britt vs. Scott Lighty
Daisuke Nakamura vs. Justin Wilcox
Juan Nunez vs. Luis Mendoza
Bobby Stack vs. Alex Trevino
Alex Crispim vs. A.J. Fonseca

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meanfinger- December 17, 2009 at 2:57 pm
@notsob- u must be a very busy dude..
CapitalQ- December 17, 2009 at 11:30 am
I really want to see Le vs Smith. I predict fireworks. Also I have to see King Mo fight at least once.
NOTSOB- December 17, 2009 at 11:28 am
@ northsouthdudesonly
this is a weak card, not worth my time, like swedish said.
shut it, noob sauce.
KidDinomite- December 17, 2009 at 9:25 am
Yeah I wanted to see Mayhem come back in this card after that shitty loss to Shields , possibly to fight Lawler but I guess we'll have to wait. Hopefully we'll see him back in the ring soon...
meanfinger- December 17, 2009 at 8:58 am
too bad miller wasnt available for that matchup..
Robocop Didnt Tap- December 17, 2009 at 8:52 am
Looking forward to seeing how Jacare does in his US debut.
meanfinger- December 17, 2009 at 8:33 am
robbie lawler pullin out makes this card weak?? you guys gotta be from missouri..
king mo alone makes me wanna watch this card.. i wanna see him get a challenge, although idk if whitehead is gonna give him one.. im interested in seeing the return of cung le too.. if u dont like that, u dont like martial arts and MMA.. period
DangadaDang- December 17, 2009 at 8:12 am
War Smith!!!!
RJeezy- December 17, 2009 at 8:02 am
@ One Two

So many people are asking for it I get the feeling that we're going to get it at the Miami show. I heard they tried to make it happen but Melvin was committed to Dynamite so they went with Prangley.
macreadysshack- December 17, 2009 at 7:39 am
That main card is definitely worth watching. While I would agree that it is solid B level, Swedish, that doesn't mean it's not worth a God Damn, at least to me. If everybody had that attitude, only MMA superstars would make any money and the lower level guys would have to go fuck themselves.

Oh, wait, that's pretty much what happens.
Swedish- December 17, 2009 at 7:29 am
This card just went from bad to worse. B-level all the way up and down. Not worth my time
skeletor- December 17, 2009 at 7:15 am
Yeah I like this card, but the addition of lawler would have made it better. Especially against someone like Prangley. Lawler has the kind of style to make casual MMA fans happy.
NorthSouthDudesOnly- December 17, 2009 at 6:48 am
Notsob, you're an idiot; this card is solid.
exes.for.iballs- December 17, 2009 at 6:44 am
Wow! Watch out DW, SF is comin after you. And from the looks of this card they aren't pullin any punches!
One Two- December 17, 2009 at 6:18 am
manhoef lawler would if been awesome.
NOTSOB- December 17, 2009 at 6:17 am
weak card*