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Rumor: Strikeforce to be shut down (Update 11/3 card cancelled)

Arda Ocal ‏@arda_ocal
Rumor: @Strikeforce is shutting down effective immediately. I suspect at least Alvarez, Cormier, Rockhold jump to @UFC. Rousey?

Arda Ocal ‏@arda_ocal
I meant Gilbert Melendez in my last tweet, not Alvarez. Huge news if true, even if eventually expected


Josh Gross ‏@JoshGrossESPN
Rumors swirling re: plug being pulled on Strikeforce. No confirmation yet. But if it's true, was Showtime's call. They hold option for 2013.


FrontRowBrian ‏@FrontRowBrian
Hearing @Strikeforce is being disbanded immediately. It is no more. Another promotion goes by the wayside


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Sources close to BJPENN.com informed us just moments ago that Strikeforce operations are set to cease and that the promotion is going out of business.

The rumor comes shortly after news broke that Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 9-0 SF) was forced to pull out of his title fight with Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) due to a wrist injury.
http://www.bjpenn.com/mmanews/2012/1...ews-38573.html

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