Herschel Walker sustained a deep cut under his left eye that required multiple stitches while training Monday at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif., and will not be able to fight on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
"I feel terrible about this,’’ said Walker, who was cut from a knee strike while training with AKA teammate and two-time United States Olympic wrestling team member Daniel Cormier. "I know things like this happen in all sports, but I had trained very hard and was excited to be returning to the cage again. I hope to fight again as soon as the cut heals.’’
An announcement about a possible replacement fight for the telecast will be made in the coming days.
Dec 4th, live Showtime from St. Louis, Missouri:
Dan Henderson vs. Renato "Babalu" Sobral
TBA vs. Scott Carson
Paul Daley vs. Scott Smith
Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Lindland
Antonio Silva vs. Valentijn Overeem
Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Sobral coverage