Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz confirmed with ProMMA.info today, that both Mark Miller and Deray Davis not only received their show money, but each fighter was also given their win bonuses.
The decision was made once a subsequent fight could not be secured for each fighter on a local promotion’s upcoming event. This was the honorable thing to do for the San Jose based promotion and will go a long way in building integrity for the organization.
The welterweight fight between Miller and Davis was originally slated to be on the undercard of the Nov. 7 Fedor-Rogers event that took place in Hoffman Estates, Ill. and aired live on CBS.
Due to time constraints as the event approached the live television broadcast, a decision was made to move the fight and have it take place after the main event. However, as soon as Fedor defeated Rogers, the house lights came up, and it became evident neither combatant would have the opportunity to perform.
Although both fighters were frustrated having not been able to showcase their skills in front of the Sears Centre audience, at least they were made whole financially. Afromowitz also added, this was the only time in Strikeforce history an incident such as this had occurred.
By: Eddie Constantine