Strikeforce News: Josh Thompson Out Of Title Defense With Gilbert Melendez With Broken Leg

Updated: April 1, 2009


Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thompson, has been forced out of his title defence fight against Gilbert Melendez at Strikeforce “Shamrock vs. Diaz” on April 12, due to a broken leg. Strikeforce has yet to announce a replacement for Thomson.

“I was sparring hard and I broke my leg, above my ankle, during an exchange …. I’m very upset. All the hard work was done and it was time to fight …. I was looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans. All I can say is that I’ll be back when I get healthy.” [Press Release]

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  1. roy

    April 2, 2009 at 2:03 am

    that really sucks, i hope they find a repalcement because i would still like to see gilbert on the card, i hope josh is not out a long time.

  2. tom

    April 2, 2009 at 3:01 am

    no no that sucks

  3. tom

    April 2, 2009 at 5:27 am

    jorge g rich franklins fuck buddy should fight gilbert

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