HomeFight Shows · Fighter Talk Pat Healy Is Devastated By Strikeforce Fight With Gilbert Melendez Being Canceled Bruno September 26, 2012 Fight Shows, Fighter Talk 8 Comments Pat Healy talked with Inside MMA’s Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten about his fight with Gilbert Melendez and the entire Strikeforce card being cancelled after Melendez pulled out with an injury. Tweet Pin It Stipe Miocic vs. Shane Del Rosario Fight Video UFC 146 HD HQ Replay Inside MMA Polish MMA Highlights Video 8 Comments AOPrinciple September 26, 2012 That really sucks. I feel bad for the guy. Log in to Reply loot September 26, 2012 UFC cancels a event because of an injury, Strikeforce does the same thing just weeks later! Is this the new MMA business-model? It sucks! Log in to Reply ibunn September 26, 2012 MMA as a sport has become very confident in it’s product. This is the only sport I can think of that will cancel a whole event if a single participate pulls out. Football, basketball, hockey would likely never cancel an event based on player injuries. I know those sports are not exacty a fair comparison to MMA. However Zuffa often reminds us they see the future of their league/ brand being on par with the NFL, NBA or NHL . But if the product continues to prove to be unreliable then how can they ever expect to reach that level of success. Cancellation of events costs them money but more importantly it upsets most fans and that’s something you don’t want to do from a business perspective when you set such high goals for your products success. Log in to Reply TheKungFuLowKick September 26, 2012 Zuffa are starting to act really stupidly.Why the **** do you cancel a WHOLE card??Yes the card won,t be as good but real fans don’t care if 1 fight is canceled.Only casual fans who only know the 2 guys in the main event will decide to no watch the card.And most of the time these casual fans are not the ones who buy PPV.I can’t see how this is smart.You lose money,you lose the tiny ounce of respect from your fighters and you lose fans.Nothing smart in cancelling whole cards because of 1 fight.The only way I can see a whole event cancelled is if half of the fighters on the card can’t fight.Stupid Zuffa. Log in to Reply TheKungFuLowKick September 26, 2012 *the tiny ounce of respect fighters have for you Log in to Reply fufc September 26, 2012 no scapegoat for zuffa this time (not that i hold JJ faultless). Log in to Reply PullGuardTard September 27, 2012 said years ago. The MMA thing is tanking lol Log in to Reply mmaallthewayy September 29, 2012 pat ‘look at me on my’ healy’s perpesective of the cancellation is very understood from my point of view, but he will no doubt come even more prepared than the last time for that title fight Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.