And the fighters involved in the card didn't know about it until the press release hit inboxes all around the MMA media world.
Cormier spoke to Helwani for a short time and the Mike Chiappetta piece on the Strikeforce cancellation features a quote from that conversation:
"I wish somebody would have told me something," he told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. "This is unbelievable. I'm very upset. I just want to be informed. That's all. I don't think that's asking for too much."
Cormier would later tweet out some inspirational words, which Jason High (also fighting on the card) immediately agreed with.
— Jason High (@KCBanditMMA) October 12, 2012
Kennedy proved to be kind of prophetic in his own way, when he responded to a fan asking if he was still fighting on November 3rd just a day ago:
@dannythedouche As far as I know. If you hear anything let me know. I will probably read about strikeforce closing on the Internet.— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) October 11, 2012
UPDATE: Tim Kennedy just tweeted about the situation - he didn't know anything either:
Thank you @strikeforce for letting me read about my flight being canceled on the Internet. I was 9 weeks into my fight camp. Awesome!— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) October 12, 2012