Former PRIDE FC and K-1 star Gary Goodridge was not cleared to fight by the Indiana State Athletic Commission and will no longer face Ron Sparks at the upcoming MMA Big show event "New Dawn" set for the Belterra Casino in Florence, Indiana, on Saturday, January 9.
The decision to not license Goodridge was made after "Big Daddy" was obliterated by rising star Gegard Mousasi in the first round of their bout at the 2009 FieLDS Dynamite!! event on New Year's Eve in Japan.
It marked the fifth straight defeat for the aging veteran.
In fact, MMA Big Show owner/promoter Jason Appleton has decided to pull the remainder of the professional bouts after the loss of his main event but will continue with the amateur-only card.
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