Puder Not Fighting at “Shamrock vs Le”


Daniel Puder delivers a leg kick to Michael Alden at the BodogFight: Paradise Lost tapings. Photo courtesy of Bodog Fight.

MMA on Tap has learned that professional wrestler and mixed martial artist Daniel Puder will not be returning to action at the Strikeforce and EliteXC co-promoted “Shamrock vs Cung Le”, which take place on March 29th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

The event features a highly anticipated clash between former UFC middleweight champion Frank Shamrock and undefeated Sanshou kickboxer Cung Le.

After previously announcing that he would be competing at the event, Puder has revealed that he will in fact not be part of the card.

When contacted for comment by MMA on Tap, Puder was unable to give us any specifics, just that Strikeforce co-promoter Scott Coker would not be using him for the event.

The former WWE superstar has not fought since winning a unanimous decision over Richard Dalton at Strikeforce’s Playboy Mansion event in September, improving his perfect professional record to 6-0. He was originally scheduled to compete at Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives in November but plans fell apart at the last minute.

The Cupertino, California native has won three of his six bouts by submission and also owns wins over fellow Strikeforce veterans Jesse Fujarczyk and Mike Cook throughout the course of his career

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