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Report: Nick Diaz added to undercard of Shamrock vs. Le on March 29

nick-diaz.jpgEliteXC lightweight competitor Nick Diaz has been scheduled to appear on the undercard of the Strikeforce and EliteXC co-promoted event scheduled to take place on March 29 in San Jose at the HP Pavilion.

The news comes from a report on the website

The card will be headlined by Frank Shamrock defending the Strikeforce middleweight title vs. Cung Le and will be broadcast live on SHOWTIME.

Diaz’s opponent on the show has not been named. He had been scheduled to fight Muhsin Corbbrey during EliteXC’s April 26 show in Honolulu, Hawaii, however, the fight has been scrapped.

The March fight will represent the first time Diaz has competed since suffering a second round TKO due to a doctor’s stoppage against K.J. Noons during EliteXC’s “Renegade” show in Corpus Christi, Texas this past November. After suffering multiple cuts in the fight, Diaz underwent plastic surgery intended to make his face less susceptible to cutting open.

In addition to Diaz’s match vs. an unnamed opponent and the bout featuring Le and Shamrock, a match between Jake Shields and Drew Fickett for the vacant EliteXC welterweight title is also slated to take place.

Gilbert Melendez had been set to defend the Strikeforce lightweight title against Jorge Masvidal. However, the match was canceled due to an injury sustained by Masvidal during last Friday unanimous decision victory over Ryan Healy during the “Strikeforce at the Dome” show. It is not known whether a replacement is being sought for Melendez.

Also, an inter-promotional middleweight matchup first reported by that would have featured Joey Villasenor vs. Joe Riggs is now in doubt after Riggs sustained an injury during last Friday’s show as well.

  • Tommy says:

    For the big deal people made about ‘lil’ Kim Couture’s smoker, why hasn’t anyone given the result yet?

  • Adam Morgan says:

    There wasn’t any real winner, she kinda got beat up after the first round. But at the end they raised both her and the other chick’s arm.

  • Evan says:

    Lots of jabs!

  • Tanner says:

    They didn’t have a winner but it was pretty entertaining. She looked good in the first round but the other girl won the next 2.

  • jj says:

    Good to know theres surgery out there that can help people like Nick with lots of scar tissue.

    “We’d hate to see this fight end on a cut.” Everyone has heard the UFC announcers utter that nonsensical phrase.

    Ban elbows. The odds of being cut by an elbow are huge compared to getting cut by a punch or a glove. Not only does a cut ruin the fight, it makes fighters accumulate more scar tissue which makes it harder for them to compete in later bouts without coming to the same conclusion.

    Ban elbows and bring back knees to grounded opponents. This will help lessen the common boredom of American “fighters” (wrestlers), who do nothing but dive in for take downs without any worry for counter attack. The rules have been skewed in the wrestlers favour for some time now under the unified rules. Sure knees are dangerous, but that doesn’t mean whoever is receiving them needs to take more than one or two before the fight is stopped.


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