The Injury Bug Bites Again: Prangley Out Of Strikeforce Fight With Lawler

Shawn SmithCorrespondent IDecember 15, 2009


Just when it looked as though Strikeforce was finally going to put together a somewhat grievance free card, the injury bug which has been haunting the UFC makes its way over.

According to, middleweight fighter Trevor Prangley has been forced to withdraw from his bout with Robbie Lawler scheduled for this weekends Strikeforce: Evolution card due to undisclosed injuries suffered in training.

Prangley was brought in on short notice a few weeks ago when it was determined that Benji Radach would not be able to fight due to complications suffered in his last fight against Scott Smith.

Prangley was coming off of an impressive 2009 racking up four victories in the year and continuing his win streak to five. His most impressive wins come over Yuki Kondo, Andrei Semenov and current UFC contender Chael Sonnen. Since his time in the UFC, Prangley has been a drifter of sorts, floating from one small time promotion to another until finally landing this opportunity with Strikeforce.

Strikeforce is currently scrambling to find an opponent for Robbie Lawler to face on Saturday’s show. No word on who his potential opponent could be at this time. It is likely that if an opponent can be found it will not be of high caliber. Most of the bigger names Strikeforce has signed as of late would not take a fight on four days notice as there are obvious risks involved.