Roger Gracie out vs. King Mo at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson

source: has confirmed with sources close to Roger Gracie that a lingering injury has forced him to withdraw from a planned contest with Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson.

The culprit is the same stress fracture that kept Gracie from competing in this month's International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation's World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

Gracie is said to be eyeing an October return to the cage.

"Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson" takes place July 30 at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and its main card airs live on Showtime.

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HELWIG site profile image  

6/29/11 5:24 PM by HELWIG

 When you have the status of Roger, why would you ever risk going into a fight less than 100%? If he shows up against Mo, at ADCC, or the mundials and loses because he isnt able to perform the way he usually does, that is robbing history of what he's capable of.

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6/29/11 4:44 PM by diggity

Thanks for that ^^

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6/28/11 3:54 PM by yhknq

"King" Mo vs. Roger Gracie Rescheduled For Sept. 10   Originally scheduled for "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson" on July 30, Roger Gracie was forced to withdraw due to injury. Instead of finding a replacement opponent for their former champion in "King" Mo Lawal, Strikeforce officials have opted to reschedule to match for their yet to be made official Sept. 10 show. King Mo, who is coming off knee surgery, hasn't fought since losing his title to Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante last summer. Mo has been preparing for his return for quite sometime by training in the Netherlands with Tyrone Spong, while also expanding his coaching staff to include Floyd Mayweather Sr, who made headlines earlier this year for helping BJ Penn prepare for his fight with Jon Fitch. Roger Gracie, who is widely considered to be the best Brazilian jiu jitsu fighter in the world, will be looking to catapult himself into the light heavyweight mix, as Mo is a former world champion who is currently ranked in many people's Top 10. Gracie is currently undefeated in his MMA career, at 4-0, with his last victory coming over Trevor Prangley at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg this past January.

JEllison site profile image  

6/27/11 1:18 AM by JEllison


ATAP site profile image  

6/27/11 12:46 AM by ATAP

^THAT is funny.for real.

diggity site profile image  

6/26/11 3:38 PM by diggity

one thing roger isn't, is intimidated. you just have to meet the guy to know he doesn't get intimidated, anyone here who know's him at all will tell you the same. as for the injury- he's injured, dude has been limping around the academy for a while now. was still working stand up but always limping. Vinny- you're a fuckwit for suggesting otherwise, wether your joking or not- regardless of any half assed apology. it's a low, shitty thing to even imply. whatever anyone say's Roger has too much integrity as a human being to fake an injury.he was going to submit king mo by the way. no doubt.

bhealthy site profile image  

6/26/11 2:49 PM by bhealthy

KING MO by intimidation.

Freakin 10er site profile image  

6/26/11 2:46 PM by Freakin 10er

Hahaha at least he's being a creative troll

WhiteGorilla site profile image  

6/26/11 1:18 PM by WhiteGorilla

well according to a few people on the UG, all Mo has to do is make weight and he'll get his "show" purse. so not too bad for him

TheBulgarianAssassin site profile image  

6/26/11 1:03 PM by TheBulgarianAssassin

THIS! Do it Vinny.