MMA marius zaromskis vs. nick diaz for strikeforce WW belt

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  1. chungalunga

    chungalunga New Member

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    http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=10299&zoneid=13
    :noes::noes:

    Strikeforce: Miami now has a main event.

    MMAWeekly.com has learned that Nick Diaz and Marius Zaromskis have verbally agreed to a welterweight battle in the Jan. 30 event’s top slot, set for the BankAtlantic Arena in Sunrise, Fla. The two will fight for the promotion’s vacant welterweight belt.

    An announcement of the match-up is expected for the Showtime telecast of Strikeforce: Evolution on Saturday evening in San Jose, Calif., according to sources close to the situation.

    Diaz (20-7) has not fought for Strikeforce since June when he choked out Scott Smith at Lawler vs. Shields in June at a 180-pound catchweight. He was scheduled to fight Jay Hieron for the welterweight title at Carano vs. Cyborg, but was scratched when he failed to appear for a pre-fight drug test mandated by the California State Athletic Commission.

    Zaromskis (16-3) signed a multi-fight contract with Strikeforce in October after turning heads at Dream’s Welterweight Grand Prix, where he won the Japanese promotion’s lightweight belt with two straight head kick knockouts. Days before signing, the 29-year-old took but 12 seconds to notch another head kick knockout at Dream 12.

    Diaz, 26, has long been an outspoken advocate of marijuana and apathetic about a recent CSAC memo that said fighters with medical permission to use weren’t exempted from commission standards on illicit drugs.

    In an interview with MMAWeekly.com last month, Diaz’s manager, Cesar Gracie, said he hoped Diaz wouldn’t test the commission’s boundary, but shrugged at ordering him to stop.

    “Obviously, I’d love to have Nick fight in California,” said Gracie. “It’s right here in my home state. It’s not Virginia or something where Nathan (Diaz) is fighting. It’d be great if Nick could quit smoking all together, if he could do that, but if he doesn’t, he doesn’t.”

    The Florida State Boxing Commission, which oversees mixed martial arts in the Sunshine State, prohibits performance enhancer and narcotic use, but does not have any bylaws addressing “compassionate use,” nor does it require a pre-fight test for “drugs of abuse,” a label which marijuana often falls under with athletic commissions.
     
  2. Joris

    Joris OT Supporter

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    Awesome matchup :bowdown:
     
  3. EG6

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    In for Zaromskis KO and all of america wondering wtf just happened :mamoru:
     
  4. roose

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    This will be a terrific fight.
     
  5. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

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    How crazy would it be if Marius won 4 in a row via HK KO :bowdown:
     
  6. Jericho

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    this is going to be an interesting fight though I think Diaz will just take it to the ground and sub him pretty easily. The size difference is going to be interesting too, Diaz fought at MW while Marius should probably be fighting at LW
     
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  7. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    Diaz spent a good amount of time at lower ww and lw as well. Size difference shouldn't be that much.
     
  8. roose

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    Diaz has put on quite a bit of weigh recently. Cesar Gracie said Nick wanted to fight at 170 and 185.

    As long as he can avoid the high kick Diaz should take this. :x:
     
  9. adrenalin112

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    for some reason i read this as marius pudzianowski vs nick diaz :o
     
  10. alkalinesolo

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    LMAO I did the same thing at first.

    This matchup is great though :bowdown: Zaromskis by TKO in the 1st if Nick tries standing with him. Diaz by sub if he does the smart thing and takes him down.
     
  11. Jeebus

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    KNOCK KNOCK! LOL!
    Man i hope this kid shuts Diaz up a little :o
     
  12. Mr. Fahrenheit

    Mr. Fahrenheit Prepare to be emancipated from your own inferior g OT Supporter

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    I'll be rooting for Diaz but I'll be just as happy if this happens:bowdown:
     
  13. Sammo

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    me too :rofl:
     
  14. deviant

    deviant rest your trigger on my finger

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    it's pretty hilarious that smoking pot could keep someone from being allowed to fight.
     
  15. momentum

    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    LOL I'd pay to see that
     
  16. The Ripper

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    so he has successfully ducked jay
     
  17. roose

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    Hieron never deserved a fight with Diaz in the first place.
     
  18. darkjedi

    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    Diaz got this.
     
  19. The Ripper

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    18 - 4 record, first IFL welter weight champion and he defeated Jess Taylor. Hes one of the bigger name welter weights they have.
     
  20. roose

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    Like I said, Hieron had/has no legit claim to fight Diaz.
     
  21. The Ripper

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    heirons legit they have no other big name ww aside from jake shields and hes doing the 185 thing. I think Jay would take the fight.
     
  22. Gogoplata

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    Hieron is legit. I'd like to see them fight.
     

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