MMA Junkie reports:
Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) his organization's heavyweight fighters Fabricio Werdum and Brett Rogers will not be facing Fedor Emelianenko in the main event of "Affliction: Trilogy" on Aug. 1.
"It's safe to say neither Fabricio or Brett will be fighting on Aug. 1," Afromowitz said. "The plan is still for Fabricio to fight on Aug. 15, and we hope to have an opponent named soon.
"As for Brett, nothing is finalized, but he won't be fighting on Aug. 1."
I don't blame Strikeforce for not wanting to mess up their own August card to help out Affliction.
But as a fan I can't help but being disappointed that we won't get to see Fedor vs Werdum. Of course, I'm more disappointed with Josh Barnett for letting everyone down. But of the options out there, Werdum seemed like the most credible, even if not the best PPV draw.
At this point, I'm rooting for Jeff Monson as the best of the available options. I'd much rather see Vitor Belfort vs Jorge Santiago than any other fight on the card, so please please don't mess that one up too.
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