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Strikeforce: Nick Diaz vs Evangelista Santos booked for Jan. 29 in San Jose

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Nick Diaz's next fight won't be against Jason "Mayhem" Miller after all.

Instead, the Strikeforce welterweight champion has agreed to defend his title against Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos on Jan. 29 in San Jose, Calif. Sources close to Strikeforce confirmed the booking with MMA Fighting early Wednesday morning.

The proposed Diaz vs. Miller fight couldn't be agreed upon by both parties due to Diaz not willing to fight at 185 and Miller not willing to drop down to 170. Neither camp was able to agree on a suitable catchweight.

So, in comes the 33-year-old Santos, the husband of Strikeforce 145-pound women's champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, who is 1-1 in Strikeforce and 18-13 overall. His lone win came against Marius Zaromskis at Strikeforce: Los Angeles in what also was his 170-pound debut.

Diaz, 23-7 (1 NC), successfully defended his title against KJ Noons in October. He became the first-ever Strikeforce welterweight champion last January when he defeated Marius Zaromskis via first-round TKO.

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Post #1   12/22/10 9:41:23AM   

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Post #2   12/22/10 9:46:54AM   

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Post #3   12/22/10 10:16:40AM   

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Perfect matchup...assuming of course you subscribe to the "Strikeforce: How To Get A Title Shot Although Common Sense Tells Most People Someone Else Should" newsletter.

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I think a fight against Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos would be more exciting. I am pretty sure she can kick her husbands *@#.

Post #5   12/22/10 10:31:49AM   

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i thought u stop gettin baby feed after u win the belt..i guess not..

Post #6   12/22/10 10:55:48AM   

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I would have rather seen Diaz take an irrelevant fight at 185 against Miller then see this abortion of a fight.

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Posted by Franklinfan47

I would have rather seen Diaz take an irrelevant fight at 185 against Miller then see this abortion of a fight.


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Cyborg is gonna get embarrassed in this fight.....if it even happens

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Posted by BMF

I think a fight against Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos would be more exciting. I am pretty sure she can kick her husbands *@#.



Ha, i doubt it. There's videos of them sparring on youtube, Man-Santos has the better striking. Also, I doubt he would get swept into mount by gina carano.

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Posted by BMF

I think a fight against Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos would be more exciting. I am pretty sure she can kick her husbands *@#.



Ha, i doubt it. There's videos of them sparring on youtube, Man-Santos has the better striking. Also, I doubt he would get swept into mount by gina carano.



Though this is an enviable position.

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Posted by gartface


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Posted by BMF

I think a fight against Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos would be more exciting. I am pretty sure she can kick her husbands *@#.



Ha, i doubt it. There's videos of them sparring on youtube, Man-Santos has the better striking. Also, I doubt he would get swept into mount by gina carano.



Though this is an enviable position.



I was gonna say, I'm not sure he'd fight the attempt...

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They really need to fire their match maker. As of right now he is making Strikeforce look like a joke.

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Considering how shallow some of the divisions are in Strikeforce, this isn't a big surprise. I'm 99.9% sure that Miller will make some form of public statement about this matchup being proof toward Diaz ducking him in the next 24 hours.

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Why give it to cyborg
When they could have gave the fight to daley or even woodley

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