For the third time in a row it appears Strikeforce lightweight Pat Healy may be left without an opponent after news surfaced stating Jorge Masvidal had suffered an injury while training for their January 12 tilt and may have to withdraw as a result. No specifics were offered on his condition other than to say the damage was bad enough to potentially put an end to the match-up.
Strikeforce officials have confirmed the matter by way of press release. Healy was originally scheduled to face champion Gilbert Melendez at the event, as he was earlier this year, before “El Nino” pulled out of both pairings for health-related reasons.
The organization is currently seeking a replacement for Masvidal.
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