Herschel Walker sustained a deep cut under his left eye that required multiple stitches while training Monday at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif., and will not be able to face Scott Carson at Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II on December 4.
“I feel terrible about this,” said Walker, who was cut from a knee strike while training with AKA teammate and two-time United States Olympic wrestling team member Daniel Cormier. “I know things like this happen in all sports, but I had trained very hard and was excited to be returning to the cage again. I hope to fight again as soon as the cut heals.’’
Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II takes place on December 4, 2010 from the Scottrade Center in St Louis, Missouri. The event is headlined by Dan Henderson (25-8) facing former Strikeforce light heavyweight world champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral.