On Saturday night, Strikeforce returns to San Jose, California with its much anticipated Diaz vs. Cyborg card, putting two belts up for grabs. Welterweight Champion and Strikeforce golden boy “Diablo” Nick Diaz (22-8) takes on the dangerous Brazilian slugger “Cyborg” Evangelista Santos (17-13) who seems to have found his place at 170lbs. after his brutal KO win over DREAM Welterweight Champion “The Whitemare” Marius Zaromskis (13-4) last June. Also on the main card, former NFL great Herschel Walker (1-0) makes his return to the cage against WEC veteran Scott Carson (4-1), as does undefeated Roger Gracie (3-0) against UFC washout Trevor Prangley (22-6-1). The middleweight title is also on the line as current champion “Jacare” Ronaldo Souza (12-2) the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace takes on the American brawler “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (18-6) in an old school style clash that is sure to have the fans on their feet. Lawler comes in off a vicious highlight reel knockout of “The Law” Matt Lindland (22-8) in early December and looks to string together two wins for the first time since 2007. The champ “Jacare” looks to use his ground game to put away the brawler and continue his undefeated streak under the Strikeforce banner.
This week on MMA Gospel Radio, host Gary Friedman was joined by a guest co-host, the always entertaining Spilled Bag of Ice. The pair started the broadcast with a discussion of the UFC Fight for the Troops 2 card from last Saturday. Topics included Cole Miller (13-5) and Evan Dunham (10-2) and whether or not the pair were overrated prior to their losses to Matt Wiman (17-5) and “The Young Assassin” Melvin Guillard (26-8-2), respectively. Also on the table was a discussion of the impressive performance of “Meathead” Matt Mitrione (4-0) and his over-the-top personality and showmanship. Of course, his “Meatstache” was mentioned, as well.