Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thompson, has been forced out of his title defence fight against Gilbert Melendez at Strikeforce “Shamrock vs. Diaz” on April 12, due to a broken leg. Strikeforce has yet to announce a replacement for Thomson.
“I was sparring hard and I broke my leg, above my ankle, during an exchange …. I’m very upset. All the hard work was done and it was time to fight …. I was looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans. All I can say is that I’ll be back when I get healthy.” [Press Release]