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Cung Le Gives Back Belt, Shields vs Miller To Fight For Strikeforce Middleweight Title
Its about time,
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker Thursday confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that his middleweight champion, Cung Le, has booked another major motion picture role and will relinquish his belt.
Now that Cung Le is out to he way, Jake Shields vs Jason Mayhem Miller will fight on Nov. 7th for the belt. Heres what Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker had to say,
“I had a conversation with Cung and he has a lot of respect for Jake and Jason, and he’s got another movie coming up, so he’s asked me if he could step down, which we’re going to honor his request … By no means does that mean he’s going to be retired, but he’s going to be unavailable for the next two months”
” he continued. “Now that he’s not going to be our title holder, we’ll put him in some big super fights and continue his MMA career, but not have the pressure of defending his belt when he has movie opportunities.”
This move opens the way for Strikeforce to build a new champion, whether it be Jake Shields or Jason Mayhem Miller.
Headlining the Nov. 7th Strikeforce card will be “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko taking on Team Bison’s Brett Rogers. The venue of the event has yet to be announced, but there are rumors it will be at the Sears Center Arena in Chicago.