Strikeforce announced Wednesday that Herschel Walker had to pull out of his bout with Scott Carson at Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu. He sustained a cut under his eye that needed several stitches, and won't be able to heal in time for next weekend's bout. From the press release:
“I feel terrible about this,’’ said Walker, who was cut from a knee strike while training with AKA teammate and two-time United States Olympic wrestling team member Daniel Cormier. “I know things like this happen in all sports, but I had trained very hard and was excited to be returning to the cage again. I hope to fight again as soon as the cut heals.’’
The card remains strong, headlined with Dan Henderson taking on Renato "Babalu" Sobral, and also including Paul Daley vs. Scott Smith, Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Lindland, and Antonio Silva vs. Valentijn Overeem.
-- If you're headed to the Strikeforce event in St. Louis, stop at a toy store on your way in. Strikeforce is partnering with Toys for Tots to collect holiday presents for underprivileged children. Bring a new, unwrapped toy with you to the fights, and volunteers will be there to collect your gift.