The unbeaten LaFlare (Pictured; file photo) underwent hand surgery
last fall and was not cleared by his physician to participate in
his bout with Travis Bush,
Sherdog.com learned Sunday from Keith Trimble, LaFlare’s trainer at
Bellmore Kickboxing Academy in Bellmore, N.Y.
“The doctor just wants to be safe and give it another month,”
Trimble told Sherdog.com. “We’re hoping he will be fighting in July
or August, at the latest.”
LaFlare was himself a replacement for fellow Strikeforce newcomer
Villefort, who was scratched last week with a knee injury.
Villefort’s brother, Danillo
Villefort, also recently withdrew from his main-card
middleweight tilt with Antwain
Britt due to an undisclosed injury. It is unknown at this time
whether Strikeforce will seek a replacement for LaFlare.
With the scratching of the Britt-Villefort contest, a preliminary
welterweight matchup between UFC veteran Jason High
and King of the Cage champion Quinn
Mulhern has been bumped up to the Showtime-televised main card.
High announced the news via Twitter on Saturday.