27 Jul 2009 14:28:12 PM
(In light of this fight being moved from a ring to a cage, "Babalu" would now like to amend his statement about where Mousasi will be peeing.)
Good news, fight fans. Attempts at salvaging the wreckage of the cursed S.S. Affliction have already resulted in the resurrection of one main card bout. The scheduled fight between Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Gegard Mousasi has now officially been picked up by Strikeforce for their August 15 event in San Jose. Strikeforce sent out a press release announcing the addition this afternoon, and confirming that Sobral’s Strikeforce light heavyweight championship will be on the line. Naturally, this puppy has been added to the televised portion of the card, so the outlook just got a little brighter for Strikeforce despite some recent holes appearing in the lineup.
So there’s one good fight we’ll still get to see. Now Strikeforce’s big question is what to do about Nick Diaz, who lost his scheduled opponent when Joe Riggs had to pull out. At least two good welterweights just had their calendars free up when the Affliction cancelation left Jay Hieron and Paul “Semtex” Daley without a place to beat each other up. Might one of them swoop in to try their luck against Diaz? We’re expecting to hear something on that one soon, so don’t wander off…