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War Machine vs. Gideon Ray Scrapped Due to Injuries; Sean McCorkle Steps in as CCC 4 Headliner

(Still got it.)

Another super-fight, up in smoke. Chicago’s MMA informs us that War Machine‘s post-prison return fight against Gideon Ray has been scratched from the main event of Chicago Cagefighting Championship 4 (October 15th; Villa Park, IL). From a press-release sent out by the promoter:

Over the weekend Gideon informed Chicago Cagefighting that he had suffered an injury to his hand and would not be able to compete. To compound problems, War Machine suffered a cut to his chin during training and is not able to train for at least a week. When a suitable replacement for Gideon could not be found, we made a tough decision. With only three weeks to the event we were forced to cancel the entire bout.

In our continuing effort to bring the best possible show to our fans, CCC was able to sign Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle. Sean has a pedigree as big as the cage and his only 2 losses came in the UFC. Sean is looking to get back to the top and felt that a win in the “Windy City” would help get him there. “Big Sexy” will be taking on Justin “The Griz” Grizzard. This will be CCC’s first Super Heavyweight fight and we know the fans will certainly get their monies worth.

According to, Grizzard is a 7-13 jobber from Omaha who’s listed at 230 pounds, making this more of an open-weight squash-match than a super-heavyweight fight. Since his release from the UFC, McCorkle has picked up a pair of first-round submission victories in regional promotions; one of his opponents even had a winning record. (The other one definitely didn’t.) Good luck to Big Sexy — not that he’ll need it — and condolences to the Chicago-area MMA fans who wanted to be the first to throw cups of beer at War Machine.

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jaijaikk- September 27, 2011 at 10:56 pm
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Todd M- September 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm
'To compound problems, War Machine suffered a cut to his chin during training and is not able to train for at least a week.' Of all the things War learnt in jail, I would of thought taking it on the chin would have been one of them
JaredB- September 27, 2011 at 10:08 am
I don't think I've ever seen less heart in the UFC than from Sean McCorkle. He just flopped around like a fish when he was getting beat on and didn't want to be there at all.
SnackDaddy- September 27, 2011 at 9:10 am
the caption made me chuckle. :)
ArmFarmer- September 27, 2011 at 7:06 am
Did he just call machine vs ray a superfight?? Really?
NinjaVanish- September 27, 2011 at 6:49 am
McCorkle is a perfect example of how local promoters try to get guys "ready" for the big time. Beating on guys who dont train with losing records looks great on paper, then get exposed in the ufc. Instead of going back and trying to recreate that level of competition against quality opponents, he decides to go back to the local scene and still beat on cans. That is why we will never see him in the ufc again.
ExpectJesusBro- September 27, 2011 at 6:24 am
DAMN. I've been saving my spitoon for nothing.
Fried Taco- September 27, 2011 at 6:16 am
I'm hoping I can get my money back. I paid for front-row seats!