Despite the organization reportedly facing an uncertain future, the fight card for Strikeforce's Nov. 3 event continues to take shape. For now, anyway.
A lightweight fight between Bobby Green (19-5 MMA, 4-1 SF) and Jorge Masvidal (23-7 MMA, 5-1 SF), which MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com
) first reported this past month, is now official for the card.
However, a report from HDNet's "Inside MMA" suggests the event may not take place and that Strikeforce and Showtime may soon sever ties.
"We are being told that the Nov. 3 event is in serious jeopardy," "Inside MMA" host Kenny Rice said on Monday. "There's a strong possibility that Showtime will no longer broadcast Strikeforce events. This could very possibly signify the end of the Strikeforce brand."
Strikeforce and Showtime have made no formal announcements about the companies' future, and sources close to the deal have given MMAjunkie.com no indication the Nov. 3 event has been scratched. However, Showtime has the option to extend the deal through 2013, though officials haven't commented on that possibility.