Manhoef now on Strikeforce's payroll!
Damn strikeforce aint messing around! I think it'll just take one disgruntled UFC supertar to tip the balance and help strikeforce reach equal footing.
Manhoef signs with Strikeforce, under consideration for Lawler fight
Dutch MMA veteran, Melvin Manhoef has signed a multi-fight contract with the California based Strikeforce promotion and is currently being considered to face Robbie Lawler on December 19th at “Evolution”.
Lawler was left without an opponent following Benji Radach’s withdrawal due to injury. It was thought that Trevor Prangley was the favourite to fill the void but MMAFanHouse.com have reported that the promotions first choice is Manhoef.
A prior commitment may prevent him stepping in at late notice but more news is expected in the coming days on the situation. The deal will also allow Manhoef to compete for other organisations outside of the United States such as DREAM.
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