Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Until press release reached inboxes and word got out on Twitter, the Strikeforce fighters scheduled for Nov. 3rd card did not know of cancellation. Tweets and short quotes from Dan Cormier, Jason High, Tim Kennedy.
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