By Chris Howie
MMANews.com Staff Writer
Earlier reports suggested that Kevin Randleman may not be able to compete next weekend at Strikeforce due to what he called “a little bit of staph infection”, but MMANews.com has spoken to Strikeforce officials and they have confirmed that after speaking to a doctor, Randleman will be cleared to fight Roger Gracie on May 15th.
This wouldn't have been the first time Randleman suffered from staph, 3 years ago it nearly killed him when he was hospitalized and his internal organs began to shut down.
Randleman also stated that if he were to pull out of this fight he would likely retire from competition all together.
The former UFC heavyweight champion holds a 17-14 record and has gone 3-7 in his last ten bouts. He has back to back losses in his last outtings.
His opponent, Roger Gracie is a grappling wizard but is relatively new to the MMA scene. He holds a 2-0 record and hasn't fought MMA in two years.