Just when you thought California was where big promoters went to crash and burn, Strikeforce and EliteXC have managed to metaphorically pull their event up from a nosedive and back to cruising altitude. From Sherdog:

Hurdles in the way of Phil Baroni (Pictures) and Murilo Rua’s (Pictures) anticipated fights Friday in San Jose, Calif. have been cleared, California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Armando Garcia told Sherdog.com.

Not so lucky is Charles Krazy Horse Bennet, who remains locked up with no chance of getting out before the beginning of July. But considering the day started with 3 of the headliners being off the card, this is a definate improvement. Now we just have to find out what Cesar was smoking when he posted that shit about Baroni.