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.