Jake Shields vs. Drew Fickett Strikeforce fight canceled

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nickcuc547
3/25/08 2:59:08PM
“ProElite.com has learned that the EliteXC Welterweight Championship bout between Jake Shields and Drew Fickett has been canceled. The bout was canceled due to an undisclosed injury sustained by Jake Shields. The bout was scheduled to take place on the EliteXC/Strikeforce event airing on Showtime this Saturday March 29th. No word on whether there will be a replacement opponent for Fickett.”

http://mmamania.com/2008/03/25/jake-shields-vs-drew-fickett-strikeforce-fight-canceled/
CantAndleDaRiddum
3/25/08 3:01:07PM
holy $#@!
D0wnUnd6e6r
3/25/08 3:03:37PM
Well that sucks
AchillesHeel
3/25/08 3:07:22PM
Can't anybody stay healthy anymore? Sheesh. '07 was "year of the upset"; '08 will be "year of the training injury."

Svartorm
3/25/08 3:17:58PM
I dare say this is the last Strikeforce card we're putting up in secondary. I'm glad they called the event Shamrock vs. Le, because thats going to be the only fight worth watching on it.
Kugel
3/25/08 3:24:08PM
This was one of the fights I was really looking forward to....Shields always puts up a sweet fight. Damn!
billycarnage
3/25/08 4:30:21PM
Hopefully he recovers quick and the put it on the CBS debut.
Twenty20Dollars
3/25/08 4:33:29PM
ridiculous man.
RampageOwnedYou
3/25/08 5:49:05PM
People need to train less if they are going to continue and getting injured.

Imagine you bought a plane ticket, and hotel night, and tickets to the fight for your family, or friends. Then to have this happen to you, but your screwed, unless you lose money and sell them for less. You are forced to go. Lucky it doesnt happen to main fights alot. So good to see Lee and Shamrock still in take for now ;-)

All I know is these guys need to take better care of themselves, and train less.

Nothing worse to the sport and fans then injuries like these in BIG fights.
F--K_Luck_AuH2O
3/25/08 6:18:14PM
I think Sheilds handled that interview like a spoiled rich kid.
telnights
3/25/08 6:56:40PM

Posted by Svartorm

I dare say this is the last Strikeforce card we're putting up in secondary. I'm glad they called the event Shamrock vs. Le, because thats going to be the only fight worth watching on it.



jae_1833
3/25/08 8:49:10PM
Bummer, I had Fickett winning too....
F--K_Luck_AuH2O
3/25/08 10:42:03PM

Posted by jae_1833

Bummer, I had Fickett winning too....



I had money on it. If Drew destroys a late replacement...Fickett wont be much of an underdog vs. a recently injured Sheilds...and when he wins I wont make as much money as I would have.
RMFG_187
3/26/08 3:38:33AM
Wonder when he will get back, this was a better fight than Frank vs Le IMO
DCRage
3/26/08 7:26:49AM
Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, Sherdog reports 2 related items to this:
1-Fickett will still fight Saturday if they can find a licensed opponent.

2-If Fickett wins, the title fight against Shields will take place on EXC's June 14 event (on Showtime).
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