Former Elite XC welterweight champion Jake Shields and former ICON Sport middleweight champion Jason Miller will settle their score at Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Rogers" in front of a national television audience on CBS this Nov. 7, according to a recent Twitter post from "Mayhem."
Here's the snip:
"Ok bitches who said I was ducking -- I duck NO ONE. Fighting Sheilds on November 7th. Official BOOM!
The former "Bully Beatdown" buddies have recently been squabbling back-and-forth, claiming that the other won't accept the fight. Perhaps that's because there was no fight to accept -- Strikeforce officials denied that the fight was even in the works.
But now that the promotion has set a date for its next show, as well as confirmed that both fighters will be featured on the card, it seems that it will indeed go down after all. In fact, MMAWeekly.com reports that reigning Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Cung Le has relinquished his 185-pound title and the Shields and Miller will battle for the now vacant 185-pound belt.
Le is currently tied up with several Hollywood-related projects outside the cage that have kept him out of action for more than one year. And he has apparently accepted another major movie role that will likely sideline him until sometime in 2010.
Shields is fresh off a first round submission win over the hard-hitting Robbie Lawler in the main event of the Strikeforce show back in June. He has tapped out six of his last seven opponents and is currently enjoying an impressive 12-fight win streak that dates back to Nov. 2005.
Miller, on the other hand, has won five of his last six fights. His lone loss during that span was when he dropped a unanimous decision to Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in the DREAM 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix. The pair collided, albeit briefly, in a rematch earlier this year that was ruled a "no contest" because of an illegal kick from "Mayhem" the busted up the Brazilian.
Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Rogers" will feature a main event between the top heavyweight fighter in the world, Fedor Emelianenko, against heavy-handed up-and-comer, Brett Rogers. No firm location or venue for the even is known at this time.
Stay dialed into MMAmania.com for more on Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Rogers" as it happens.