Cyborg suffers shoulder injury, out of Daley fight
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos has been injured during his training camp. Sources close to cyborg’s camp told mmaprime.tv that he injured his shoulder and will not be able to fight.
“Cyborg” was expected to fight Paul Daley on Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson. The event is taking place on July 30, 2011 at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Both fighters are coming off loses to Nick Diaz and were expecting to get on winning track. The bout would’ve showcased each fighter standup since they both prefer to keep it standing.
Fighters Only has subsequently spoken to Daley’s camp and confirmed the fight is off.
No replacement has been announced. Strikeforce was only informed of the injury overnight and the search for a new opponent is on.
Tyrone Woodley is the only replacement that makes sense. Woodley does not have a fight lined up and at 8-0 is a strong contender for the title recently vacated by Nick Diaz, who has signed with the UFC and will challenge Georges St. Pierre for the UFC welterweight title later this year.
If Strikeforce elect to match Woodley and Daley, there would be a strong chance the vacated welterweight title would be on the line. Woodley is 8-0 with six of those wins under the Strikeforce banner.