Rockhold (left) is injured, and Cormier is without an opponent. (Getty)
Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has pulled out his Nov. 3 bout with Lorenz Larkin. According to MMA Fighting, Rockhold sustained a wrist injury.
This is the second hit to the card as Frank Mir pulled out of his bout with Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champion Daniel Cormier. Weeks after Mir's withdrawal, Cormier is still without an opponent.
Rockhold's injury could not come at a worse time for the promotion owned by Zuffa, the parent company for the UFC. Late in September, they canceled a card when lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez was injured days before the fight and Showtime decided not to air the event.
Now, they have another injured champion and the two biggest fights on the card are in jeopardy.
- Martial Arts
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- Luke Rockhold
- Daniel Cormier
- Frank Mir
- Lorenz Larkin