Chicago Cagefighting sent out the following press release, with news that their main event has changed for their upcoming October 1th event. Ray and War Machine are out, McCorkle is in:
The injury bug has bitten again. The main event for CCC IV: “War Machine vs. Gideon Ray” has been replaced with 12-2 UFC Heavyweight Vet Sean “Big Sexy”McCorkle vs. Justin “The Griz” Grizzard.
Over the weekend Gideon informed Chicago Cagefighting that he had suffered an injury to his hand and would not be able to compete. To compound problems, War Machine suffered a cut to his chin during training and is not able to train for at least a week. When a suitable replacement for Gideon could not be found, we made a tough decision. With only three weeks to the event we were forced to cancel the entire bout.
In our continuing effort to bring the best possible show to our fans, CCC was able to sign Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle. Sean has a pedigree as big as the cage and his only 2 losses came in the UFC. Sean is looking to get back to the top and felt that a win in the “Windy City” would help get him there. “Big Sexy” will be taking on Justin “The Griz” Grizzard. This will be CCC’s first Super Heavyweight fight and we know the fans will certainly get their monies worth.
We are super excited, and feel fortunate to have “Big Sexy” step up and take this fight so late in the game.