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Nick Diaz Reworks Contract in Strikeforce

Written on April 15, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Nick Diaz is not leaving MMA. But until he finds a worthy opponent, he might face Jeff Lacy in a boxing match.

Though Strikeforce welterweight champ – NIck Diaz – is not retiring in MMA, he sees a bleak future in his division. That said, his camp is angling for opportunities outside the sport in case no one within are interesting. In fact, Nick Diaz’s coach – Cesar Gracie – is working to book the fighter in a boxing match against Jeff Lacy. And it could be feasible since Nick Diaz has reworked his MMA contract.

What do you think should be Nick Diaz’s next challenge?

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Liz Carmouche Steps in for Miesha Tate Against Marloes Coenen

Written on February 24, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With Miesha Tate now out of Strikeforce's 135-pound women's championship battle picture, Marloes Coenen will defend her title against Liz Carmouche instead.

After suffering a knee injury during training, Miesha Tate was forced to withdraw from her penciled March 5 title bout against Marloes Coenen in Strikeforce. That said, Liz Carmouche will take her post at the promotion’s 135-pound women’s championship event. The women’s tourney is set to take action at Strikeforce: Feijao vs Henderson event.

Liz Carmouche is a two-time Strikeforce veteran and a former US Marine. She is currently undefeated with a record of 5-0, and with notable wins over Colleen Schneider and Jan Finney. On the other hand, Marloes Coenen is coming from a title-winning performance against Sarah Kaufman last October.

The Strikeforce: Feijao vs Henderson will headline a light heavyweight title bout between Dan Henderson and Rafael Cavalcante. The titular match will take place on March 5, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio and will air live on Showtime.

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