Strikeforce News: Kevin Randleman Turns Down Fight With Rafael Feijao



Less then a week after Renato “Babalu” Sobral bowed out of his title fight with Rafael Feijao on June 6th’s Strikeforce “Lawler vs Diaz” card, news comes that Kevin Randleman has also turned down the fight with Anderson Silva training partner.

FanHouse has learned that the newest member of Strikeforce’s light heavyweight division, Kevin Randleman (17-12), was offered to replace Sobral against Cavalcante, but the former UFC heavyweight champion turned down the fight. No specific reason was given. [AOL Fanhouse]

This news in contradicts what Kevin Randleman was saying at the Strikeforce “Shamrock vs. Diaz” post-fight press conference, last week:

“Now that I’m here, understand this — it comes from the heart …. I’ll fight anybody, anywhere. When Scott (Coker) says it’s time to get down and dirty, understand this: I’m not coming to lose, and I’m not coming to back up.”

Not surprising, Fiejao is a beast at 205 and will certainly give anyone in the world a run for their money.


  1. tom

    April 23, 2009 at 4:59 am

    smart on kevins part..

    He hasnt fought in a long time and they should give kevin a good Named Person to fight that or just have Kevin walk throw someone..

  2. roy

    April 23, 2009 at 5:07 am

    i think he should not have said i will fight anyone anytime he should have been realistic, but other than that i don't blame him for not taking this fight after a long lay off and being sick he needs a warm up fight.

  3. kom34

    April 23, 2009 at 6:28 am

    randleman just needs to stop making tough statements like that if he isn't going to back it up. he might not be in the ufc but there are still a lot of tough competition out there like Feijao.

  4. derek

    April 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    isn't rafael calvacante the brother of JC calvacante?

  5. kom34

    April 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    i don't think he's the brother of jz but i could be wrong

  6. Kash

    April 25, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Thats too bad Randleman turned this fight down because it would have been good.

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