Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy fighters compensated for cancelled event

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    Strikeforce followed the footsteps of its big brother, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, by cancelling September 29th fight card in Sacramento, California, due to Gilbert Melendez‘s injury. El Nino was originally scheduled to fight Pat Healy, with sights on defending his title for the record-breaking 7th time in Strikeforce.

    Today, it was announced (via MMAJunkie.com) that all Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy fighters will be compensated for the decision to cancel the show.

    Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy had 5 fights on the main card, and another 5 on the undercard.

    The main card of the night included familiar names such as Jorge Santiago, Josh Thomson, and Caros Fodor, while the veterans Mike Kyle and Jorge Gurgel were expected to entertain the crowd on Showtime Extreme portion of the card.

    ZUFFA refused to comment on the decision to compensate the fighters, but according to Josh Thomson‘s text message to MMAJunkie.com, the fighters are well-taken care of.

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    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HunterB HunterB

      Still sucks its canceled. Healy was most likely going to get destroyed though.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BryanFontez Bryan Fontez

      Hmm… I wonder what the fighters on the UFC 151 card think about this. I’d be ****in PISSED.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Nemesis Nemesis

      Clearly dana wasnt involved.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/johndo11 johndo11

      This is how it should be.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ny2ut2id2nv ny2ut2id2nv

      Maybe the 151 cancellation was an actual learning experience. Screw that notion….. Glad they did the right thing.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

      Nearly all if not all the UFC fighters got their fight rescheduled to a nearby date though.
      Even though Strikeforce has a card coming up soon, their rare events would make it difficult to get all of these fights rescheduled.

      The UFC fighters may have to wait longer to get paid but they can get a win bonus and potentially even a fight night bonus.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BryanFontez Bryan Fontez

      DUDE! Seriously… STOP.

      This is no place for advertising. Your ass is gonna be banned if you post this even one more time.