Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Champion Dave Huckaba was scheduled to defend his title against MMA legend and pioneer Dan Severn on Aug. 22, 2009 at “Nemesis” at the Konocti Vista Casino in Lakeland, Calif. Huckaba did not fight.

PROMMA.INFO has been notified that Gladiator Challenge has made the decision to strip the two-time heavyweight champion of the title for failure to honor his contract agreement.

Gladiator Challenge Owner/Promoter Tedd Williams stated, “In order to be fair to both the fans and the other Gladiator Challenge heavyweight contenders, we have made the difficult decision to once again take the title away from Mr. Huckaba. We are sad to see it come to this, but we feel that our hand has been forced. We hope that, in time, this situation will be resolved in a more favorable manner.”

What makes this even more interesting is that Huckaba was already stripped of his title once earlier this year when he took a fight outside the organization with the Palace Fighting Championship.

Williams added, “We wish Mr. Huckaba well in his future endeavors.”

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2 thoughts on “Gladiator Challenge strips heavyweight champion Dave Huckaba of title – again”
  1. I wish Dave the best of luck and actually mean it. Contractual obligations aside he hasn’t lost in Gladiator Challenge, and any champ after him will be counterfeit. Now is that what MMA fans and contenders want……no thanks. The last person they called champ got smashed by non other than the real champ “Dave Huckaba”.

  2. Dave is still the man. Tough dude, great fighter and all around good person. He will be a HUGE draw for another promotion in the future. We saw that in GC when he took his belt back from the Roseville cop!

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