By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
The injury bug is sticking its' ugly head even further into the upcoming Strikeforce “Henderson vs. Babalu 2” event scheduled for December 4th in St. Louis, Missouri.
In addition to NFL legend Herschel Walker being forced off the card due to injury, Valentijn Overeem will now be just another spectator for the big event, which airs live on Showtime on 12/4 opposite UFC's “The Ultimate Fighter Finale” on Spike TV.
Overeem, former PRIDE veteran and older brother of current Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, is out of his originally scheduled match against heavyweight contender Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva due to an undisclosed elbow injury.
As of this writing, no replacement opponent has been named to step in the cage against Silva on the big December fight-card.