Mark Miller vs Deray Davis – Cancelled

Posted by Matt Giancarlo on November - 8 - 2009 with Comments Off on Mark Miller vs Deray Davis – Cancelled

davis-millerWith 10 bouts originally scheduled for Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers, only 9 of them took place, leaving a local and high anticipated fight out last minute.  The excluded fight was among  TUF 9 and IFL vet Mark Miller vs ShoXC and Bellator vet Deray Davis.

After long training and preparation time, both fighters made weight on Friday, November 6th with the intention of going to battle in front of thousands in attendance live at the Sears Center.  The day of the event came, with the fighting kicking off in the lightweight division among Christian Uflacker (winner via unanimous decision) and Jonatas Novaes.  As a few fights progressed, the fighters were notified that their fight would be postponed to the very last fight of the evening in order to make time for the female fight among Marloes Coenen (winner via armbar) and Roxanne Modafferi.

With the mindset of the fight still happening, regardless of the last minute decision on Strikeforce’s part to judge the importance of fights, Miller and Davis still prepared backstage for their fights.  After the fight among Fedor and Brett Rogers, the audience began to clear out, without any knowledge or updates about the fight being rescheduled in the first place.  Soon after the main event, officials of the event and state athletic comission began to pack up and walk off the main floor, as Miller and Davis were once again updated with bad news, this time even worse, when literally last minute, on their ways to the entrance ramp, they were informed that their fight has been cancelled.

An unprofessional decision made by Strikeforce resulted in the female fight only lasting 1:05, nearly 40 minutes were available until 8:00, the official time for the main card to start, granting a 40 minute intermission, clearly having plenty of time for the originally planned fight schedule.

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