Mike Kyle, photo via Strikeforce.com
light heavyweight Mike Kyle
has injured his hand and been forced to withdraw from his number one contender's match with Gegard Mousasi
. The fight was to have been on the April 9th Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley
card. Kyle is known for his "heavyweight punch" and injured his hand while training for the fight at American Kickboxing Academy. Per MMA Fighting
Mike Kyle has been forced to pull out of next week's fight against Gegard Mousasi due to a broken hand suffered in training, Strikeforce director of communications Mike Afromowitz confirmed with MMA Fighting.
Strikeforce is currently looking for a replacement to fight Mousasi, but the organization has yet to sign anyone as of Thursday afternoon.
Apr 9th, live on Showtime from San Diego, California:
Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley [WW title]
Gilbert Melendez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri [LW title]
Gegard Mousasi vs. TBA
Shinya Aoki vs. Lyle Beerbohm
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Robert Peralta
More updates coming soon.
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley coverage