May 6th, 2011 By Pedro FernandezSO FAR AHEAD OF SOME MEDIA TYPES, I GET LONESOME!
San Francisco, CA- Having broken this story a fortnight ago on the radio, and then had Nick Diaz’s manager Cesar Gracie confirm such a week later, I don’t want to say I told you so, but I did. Diaz is not facing some club fighting stiff, although Jeff Lacy is not the powerhouse he was once was as IBF 168 lb. champ. Shoulder surgeries, the shutout by the betting underdog Joe Calzaghe, in addition to other setbacks against lesser foes, Lacy has a name, a decent left hook and will probably be pummeled by Diaz of Stockton, CA.
ACCUSE ME OF SHILLING AGAIN…WON’T SOME OF YOU?
When I saw Nick Diaz fight in preliminary MMA matches in San Jose, I knew that there were few that could tame this lion from Stockton, CA if he continued to progress. Having won the Strikeforce welterweight (170 lbs) title and being the one guy that could probably handle UFC counterpart Georges St. Pierre, the Canadian would prefer to not face Diaz, instead pad his record with lesser types. Look for Diaz to bust Lacy up, this mainly to prove that he can. Don’t know if he would continue professional boxing after making such a statement, but the man that does Triathlons shouldn’t be taken lightly by anybody and is certainly the top MMA fighter in Strikeforce.
DID YOU KNOW UFC BOUGHT STRIKEFORCE?
It happened about a month ago and the cost was between $30 and $40 million. The drawback is that with Dana White and the UFC already having bought the Pride Fighting Championships, their acquisition of Strikeforce amounts to creating a monopoly that rivaled the telecommunications company A.T. & T. in their heyday, this before the government broke them up.