Middleweight Luke Rockhold’s struggle to stay healthy for an extended period of time continues to be just that, as the Strikeforce title-holder has withdrawn from a scheduled defense against Lorenz Larkin on the organization’s November 3 card. No specific details were offered on the matter other than to say Rockhold injured his wrist while training for the bout.
MMAFighting was first to report Rockhold’s change in status though Strikeforce has yet to make an official announcement on the matter. Assuming he is indeed out of action, Rockhold will mark the second high-profile fighter to be pulled from the event after headliner Frank Mir went down a few weeks ago.
Strikeforce will likely seek a replacement for Rockhold given the amount of time remaining before the show.
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