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Strikeforce Diaz vs. Cyborg: Live Results and Commentary


("I thought you said you were Mr. Cyborg?") 

Here we are with Strikeforce’s first major event of the 2011, or as we like to call it, their first shot at fucking up the good things they did last year.

Although rumor has it Gus Johnson won’t be in the broadcast booth tonight, he promises that he’ll bring his MMA-retarded rhetoric back in time for the first round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix in February, despite the fact that HDNet has announced Michael Shiavello and Bas Rutten will be added to the announce team — at least for the prelims.

With no GuJo to screw up the broadcast and no feuds brewing between the Diaz’s and opponents they’ll likely never face, there’s a pretty good chance that this event could go off with out a hitch. The only thing that could knock this ship off course would be for Cyborg to upset Diaz and for Lawler to knock out Jacare.

And for the record, we WANT Strikeforce to succeed more than we want to see Justin Bieber fall down a flight of stairs, it’s just that they haven’t exactly given us a lot of indicators that they’re ready to go head-to-head with Zuffa’s Evil Empire (Just kidding, Dana. Ben doesn’t want to get fucked again.)

Let’s get this thing going. Spoilers after the jump. Refresh often.

UNDER CARD AMATEUR BOUT RESULTS

Anthony Dariano def. Alan Perez via unanimous decision

Ricky Jackson def. Niko Jackson via unanimous decision

Armin Safiari def. Sam Bracamonte via unanimous decision
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NON-TELEVISED MAIN CARD RESULTS

Nate Moore def. Nathan Coy via KO (punches) – 0:25 of R2

Isaiah Hill def. Bobby Stack via submission (triangle choke) – 1:02 R1

Ron Keslar defeated Eric Lawson via submission (armbar) – 1:57 R1
 
Germaine de Randamie defeated Stephanie Webber via KO (knee) – 4:25 R1

James Terry def. Lucas Gamaza via TKO (strikes) – 3:26 R1

Jenna Castillo def. Charlene Gellner via TKO (strikes) – 3:57 R2

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MAIN CARD

Well, it looks like all it takes for you to become the best fighter in MMA in Frank Shamrock‘s eyes (like he says Nick Diaz is) is to kick his ass. I guess Cung Le must be the second best fighter in the world. And what the hell is a "true twenty first century fighter?" Wouldn’t that be guys who fought in the past 11 years?

Not sure if this is any indication of the Strikeforce business plan for 2011, but it looks like the next GP weight will be decided by text message poll. JZ Cavalcante is sitting at home in Florida furiously texting "155."

Roger Gracie vs. Trevor Prangley

R1:
Gracie comes out and pretends he’s a striker, as Chef Ramsey lumbers about trying not to laugh.  One minute and not a strike has been thrown that connects.  With just under two minutes into the fight, Gracie finally clinches, but Prangley backs him up with a pair of knees.  Gracie clinches again and finishes the takedown this time.  Pinning Prangley up against the fence, Roger works into the mount and Prangley hangs on for dear life, hoping to run out the clock.  Trevor tries to explode out, but ends up with Gracie on his back, working for a rear naked choke.  He finally sinks his arm around Prangley’s neck, and elicits a tapout with just over 40 seconds remaining.

Roger Gracie def. Trevor Prangley via submission (rear naked choke) 4:19   R1

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Herschel Walker vs. Scott Carson

Man, Mauro Ranallo wants to date Herschel Walker by the sounds of things. Yeah, we get it, he was a really good football player.  I really don’t think anyone’s going to be "starstruck" stepping in the cage with him.

R1:
Carson throws a head kick that whiffs Walker’s fade.  Herschel is pissed, and lets out a war cry and charges, dropping Carson with a left.  Carson is able to defend from his back and avoids taking any damage.  As Carson tries to get to his feet, Walker demonstrates the results of his 750 pushups a day by picking him up and slamming him on his belly.  It looks like Carson’s working for a keylock or a kimura, but he’s taking damage as he turtles on his knees.  Walker knocks his mouthguard out, and Carson seems content to just lay on the mat with his hands over his head willing the attack to end like an altar boy in a Catholic church.  Carson rolls over and seems surprised to find Walker in his guard.  As he tries to walk up the cage to regain his feet, Walker is there with a handful of short shots to the head as the referee steps in to stop it.

Herschel Walker def. Scott Carson via TKO (strikes) 3:13 R1

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Middleweight Championship Bout
Ronaldo Souza vs. Robbie Lawler

Lawler is  looking like a photo negative of Kimbo Slice. Placing a bet on him may not have been a bad idea considering he was a +210 at post time.

At least Big John is reffing. There shouldn’t be an issue with a late or early stoppages.

R1:
Jacare seems to be following Gracie’s lead by feigning a stand-ip bout. Lawler strikes first with a flying knee that connects with Jacare’s sternum, but he is immediately dropped on his back by the grappling mastermind. Souza quickly moves to side control and rounds the clock from north-south to opposite side control. It’s almost like he’s toying with Lawler. Robbie gets back to his feet after a failed guillotine attempt by the champ. Jacare seems comfortable standing and pays for his cockiness with another flying knee that connects with his dome this time around. Lawler follows up with  a head kick and a combo that wobbles and drops Jacare. Ronaldo gets a warning for grabbing the fence with Lawler in his guard and BJM finally stands up the action. Lawler swings for the fences and connects with a body kick and is dumped on his back again.

10-9 Lawler

R2
Lawler throws another kick that doesn’t  connect, and is again taken down.  Jacare works from side control and looks to pass to mount, but quickly latches on a side choke.  Lawler shrugs it off and Souza moves back into north-south and turns to the opposite side control again.  Lawler seems like a turtle now, unsure what to do on his back.  Jacare landing short rights and hammerfists, but Lawler has a chin of granite, and doesn’t seem to care.  Jacare checks with his corner before trying for a leglock.  Maybe he was checking to see if they were legal.  He switches his focus to Lawler’s arm, and cranks an armbar that Lawler is able to pull out of.  Latching onto the arm again, Souza pulls it tight this time, but Robbie spins out perfectly and climbs over Jacare’s legs and out of trouble.

10-9 Souza

R3:
Jacare comes out the agressor and moves right into the clinch, punishing Lawler with knees to the mid-section.  He lets go just long enough to take Lawler back down to his world.  Robbie shakes his head in disgust like he didn’t expect a jujitsu champion to take him to the mat.  As quickly as he takes him down, Jacare slips his bicep around Lawler’s carotid artery and makes him tap out. 

Renaldo Souza def Robbie Lawler via submission (rear naked choke) – 2:00  R3

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Welterweight Championship Bout
Nick Diaz vs. Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos

Oh shit, I thought Undertaker was about to come out when the bells began to toll…

R1:
Diaz looks to be bringing his 209 talk to the cage with his taunting of Cyborg. Santos is keeping his Chuteboxe teammates happy by chopping at the champ’s legs. Nick says, "Enough of this shit," and clinches. Cyborg pushes off as he eats a jab, but punishes Nick’s legs some more. Cyborg is throwing hooks and connects with one, then another and he absorbs a handful of jabs without flinching. Cyborg is controlling Diaz. Oh snap! Diaz just Rick-rolled us all. He wobbles Cyborg with a looping hook and continues to pepper him with jabs and hooks to the body, reminiscent of GSP versus Koscheck in December. Cyborg seems to have gotten his footing back, but he’s bleeding and tired and is relieved to see the round end.

10-9 Diaz

R2:
Diaz continues with the momentum that stole the opening round away from Cyborg. Santos keeps throwing inside leg kicks to try to open up Diaz to a knee as he steps into combos. The pace is slowing, but both fighters continue to plug away with their most effective shots. Diaz jabs, while Cyborg kicks Nick’s goat legs. Cyborg lands a nice uppercut, but Diaz’s head is like a bag of rocks, so it doesn’t do much. Cyborg locks up the patented Chuteboxe thai clinch, but Diaz pulls out. Santos gets the first takedown, but Nick throws up his hips and locks in an armbar. Santos defends, but makes the mistake of walking out instead of putting pressure on Diaz’s chest. Diaz extends the arm and Cyborg taps as his elbow hyperextends.

Nick Diaz def. Evangelista Santos via submission (armbar) 4:50 R2

Well, that all went exactly as planned.

Gotta give props to Strikeforce for giving us another event to set our watch by. An hour and a half and we’re done. 

Peace out. I think I’ll go watch a movie.

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dranokills- January 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm
KarmaAteMyCat Says:
Sun, 01/30/2011 - 20:14

@ Drano

Not bias, I gave no money to his cause I never said I put a penny to his cause. I think you pass judgment only on what you read and view over News Websites. So it's alright guy.

Where did the I'm no threat to Nick come from? Why would that even become a topic of discussion? Don't get to silly friend.
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Did you pay for this seminar? if so you you gave money to his cause...if not and it was free, then ok my bad, but the way you talk you know him so deeply and personally we all can't be right that Diaz is a fucktard.
So what is it? You know him so very close thus can pass judgment on his actions cause of the VASTNESS of your closeness, and complete daily philosophical talks you 2 have? Or is it you went to one little small seminar, you saw him for about 10 minutes from about 15 feet away rolling with people and talking and you base how ultimately fucking articulate and GREAT a person he is on that one tiny incounter?
See had you left it at...." we agree to disagree" like gents I wouldn't be calling bullshit on this right now. But as it is, I call bullshit, Diaz is a human turd, everyone BUT you it seems sees it.
And my point about you NOT being a threat to him thus his being "cool" to you is that you don't fight, and you can't take anything from him, his mentality is to be a full on cock to anyone he fights...and that was my only point. I wasn't getting silly, so don't get STUPID on me.
.................Now do you care to "kindly agree to disagree"?
tnbp- January 30, 2011 at 4:05 pm
I wish CP contributors would initial their columns...
cecils_pupils- January 30, 2011 at 10:00 am
Damn I wish I had been able to watch this one yesterday and be online with y'all - the best part is reading the commentary from Potato Nation reg's when you haven't watched any of the fights.

My Observations the Morning After:

1) steampunk22 was probably drunk last night, and he had one hellavu good time. I say, once again, that you should consider writing an article or two as I learned more form your comments than I would have listening to the Strikeforce color commentators.

2) CungwantsCookies made steampunk wish he had bought desert, and his description of Jacare's jits is priceless "his passes are jiu jitsu porn"

3) DangadaDang can double as rageguy - FFFFFFFUUUUUUU INTERNET!!!

4) rampageisgod has respect for Herschel and wishes the crowd would be more respectful in general - can't agree with you more, man.

5) If there are fights on jimbonics always has a good time no mater the fighter, no matter the card... it's ON!

6) ccman wins the thread for LOLZ with his anal rapeage of Cesear Gracie comment

Can't wait 'til next Saturday!
KDHR3TBC- January 30, 2011 at 9:54 am
Is Nick Diaz head like a bag of rocks, because he gets stoned so much? (philosoraptor)
KarmaAteMyCat- January 30, 2011 at 9:14 am
@RNS

Daley Vs Noons. First.

@ Drano

Not bias, I gave no money to his cause I never said I put a penny to his cause. I think you pass judgment only on what you read and view over News Websites. So it's alright guy.

Where did the I'm no threat to Nick come from? Why would that even become a topic of discussion? Don't get to silly friend.
dranokills- January 30, 2011 at 8:59 am
Karma we will nicely agree to disagree.
I will add that you are biased and blinded.
The fact is you are no threat to Nick, and you are giving money to his cause I can see where that would make him happy an seem like a cool guy.....to you.
RearNakedSpoon- January 30, 2011 at 8:57 am
SSSOOOOOooooooooooooooo Diaz vs Daley next?
KarmaAteMyCat- January 30, 2011 at 7:52 am
@drano

You mean video from four/five years ago? What would that prove? His previous loses are just that the past. He's grown as a fighter and he really doesn't come off as angry/ not well spoken. Like I've said I've been a part of a grappling seminar in which Diaz was a part of and he was VERY well spoken and certainly not angry. He doesn't care if you suck his dick he just doesn't want to deal with the disrespect people bring to his face. He is only a Heel because thats how he was portrayed early on in his career and it sells tickets. Shit happens. I like the guy I've had a positive REAL LIFE experience involving the guy. Dana whites VERSION of the game was that he couldn't give state athletic commission employee's the finger or hassle referee's, He doesn't do that. He simply tells the other fights who feel it there duty to run there mouths to go fuck themselves. You wouldn't sit there and let people talk down about you would you? No I didn't think so, thus why should Nick? Sorry I don't agree Drano. We'll have to agree to disagree or we'll be at this all day.

KARMA OUT!


EDIT: The Welterweight Division in Strikeforce is no worst then the heavyweight division. *shrug*
dranokills- January 30, 2011 at 5:06 am
KarmaAteMyCat Says:
Sun, 01/30/2011 - 09:03

Sure, You don't actually know the guy. You know the guy he's seen as through interviews. I have been to a grappling seminar before in Cali. This guy may not butter shit up and tell you he wants to be your hero. That's because he knows its fighting the other guy isn't there to do anything but damage you and win the fight through any means required using the Unified Rules and what not obviously. I think people take that fact that he's gonna tell you to go fuck yourself if you step outta line as douchebaggery when in all actuality it's just him being real. I'm the very same way. Sorry if that comes as a shock to anyone but it's just how the dice fall. We(The people who train and compete) Do this for some fame obviously but at a certain point there's more to it, a deeper reasoning. If you Don't get what I'm trying to say by this point then fuck it. I will tell you one thing about guys like myself I am very loyal and for that I will forever be a member of the PotatoNation over any other website. They keep it real and stir the pot like most news outlets refuse, as do the users. I was just saying that at some point you have to step back and go man he puts on exciting fights and shows up to bang it out no matter how much i dislike this guy.
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Karma you admire this douchebag for all the wrong reasons.
everything you said about yourself, and the potatonation is cool and true, but don't let that shit and MMA get twisted into the same thing.
What I am saying is it's ok to be "real" in life and on a website, but it is NOT cool when you are one of very few people who act like a fucking heel on TV or in a MMA company. The majority, and it is a huge majority, of fighters are humble, soft spoken, WELL spoken people who are not angry 24/7 and who can actually control themselves and act like an adult in public. Diaz cannot do that, his contempt for everyone who doesn't just suck his dick is obvious. He likes no one and no one fucking likes him,nobody but thugs, idiots, and burn outs.
Just because he is in a business where every guy he meets is paid to try and beat him up is not an excuse to act the way he does.
this is the "game" that Dana is talking about. Diaz is the champ of a second rate MMA show full of nobodys, and UFC wash outs, of course he looks good against them, it's not anything to admire. Go back and watch film on any of his failed UFC fights, and you will see the "real" Nick Diaz.
steampunk22- January 29, 2011 at 11:25 pm
There was an interview that Cesar Gracie gave like a week ago in which he talked about the signing. The guess was 3 years and Gracie said it was less than half of that...

...so figure 12-16 months or 3 fights maybe? UFC said they were looking but that Diaz has gotta learn to "play the game" a bit or it will never happen.

So, however much you believe Gracie. Or White. haha


Damn SF was fast tonight. Felt fast at least.
Joe-Say Aldo- January 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm
Look, I've never been the biggest Nick Diaz fan. Mostly because he acts like a damn fool all the time, not because he isn't a good fighter.

With that said, tonight I thought he looked very good. Evangelista looked like a tough, game opponent to me. (although he is 18-14, which could earn him the "tin-can" label in some circles) And not only did he look good in the fight, he was well spoken in the post fight interview, which is rare for him.
JWM- January 29, 2011 at 11:08 pm
I kept hearing the butchershop brothers (announcers) say that Diaz had just re-signed with SF. Any idea how long? Because I don't care if he had an altercation at a hospital or if he threw down live on network tv. I think the UFC should try to get him back, especially if what one of the other commentors said is true and he was talking shit to Kos right after his fight. Oh yeah I forgot, the UFC is above cashing in on unprofessional polarizing fighters. Thats the reason they only employ people with the utmost respect and sportsmanship like Lesnar. Dana just needs to buy the man an Acura and he will already be ahead of where he is with SF. Drug testing that excludes Canabis and you could probably get away with a late model Model Accord. Just saying
BONGTAR- January 29, 2011 at 10:59 pm
diaz v. gsp would be better than yous think
snicket916- January 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm
diaz is the man
KarmaAteMyCat- January 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm
Sure, You don't actually know the guy. You know the guy he's seen as through interviews. I have been to a grappling seminar before in Cali. This guy may not butter shit up and tell you he wants to be your hero. That's because he knows its fighting the other guy isn't there to do anything but damage you and win the fight through any means required using the Unified Rules and what not obviously. I think people take that fact that he's gonna tell you to go fuck yourself if you step outta line as douchebaggery when in all actuality it's just him being real. I'm the very same way. Sorry if that comes as a shock to anyone but it's just how the dice fall. We(The people who train and compete) Do this for some fame obviously but at a certain point there's more to it, a deeper reasoning. If you Don't get what I'm trying to say by this point then fuck it. I will tell you one thing about guys like myself I am very loyal and for that I will forever be a member of the PotatoNation over any other website. They keep it real and stir the pot like most news outlets refuse, as do the users. I was just saying that at some point you have to step back and go man he puts on exciting fights and shows up to bang it out no matter how much i dislike this guy.
KarmaAteMyCat- January 29, 2011 at 9:55 pm
Really people we're still hating on Diaz? Just because you can? Logical reasoning I suppose. To bad he tore through dude like a knife through hot butter. Robbie Lawler fucked himself by going into Jac's guard and letting him hold him down for the remainder of that first round so very disappointing.

Haters are gonna hate I remain loyal to the Diaz brother I can't wait for Feb 19th I've got a bit of a treat for you My PotatoNation Brothers and sisters.

EDIT: DON'T BE SCARED HOMIE!

Oh and it's always good to see Drano still Hating on the Diaz Brothers, Wouldn't be a day in the PotatoNation without it.
rampageisgod- January 29, 2011 at 9:55 pm
@Karma Can you blame anyone for hating him? By that I mean, is there no reason anybody in the world can hate on him?
LightningMunk- January 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm
lol did you guys see some sort of drink get chucked at Diaz when he jumped and leaned over the cage?? pretty funny :P
dranokills- January 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm
Get the fucking sound fixed strikefarce, is it gonna be high or low, make up your mind

1."H"oger you need to learn to pronounce your own name it's "R"oger damn it, say it you stupid fucks RRRRRRRRR, not HHHHHHH. You aren't anything like Royce, but then no one ever will be.
2.Jeez Walker stop doing that shimmy shake shit it creeps me out, get a move that doesn't smack from the funk era. Will someone please throw a REAL fighter in there against the old man?
3.Hey Robbie....shave, you didn't look that tough getting choked out with your beard. You trying to be Evan Tanner?......try a trip to the desert.
4.Hey Santos, get a gas tank.....your wife could have beat Nick, you are a disgrace. Hey Nick don't yell through the fence just cause you are scared homo, I mean homie.
5. Strikefarce I had nothing better to do....thanks for making it short.
NinJay- January 29, 2011 at 9:34 pm
@ccman

Please refrain from saying anything derogatory about one Mr. Kobe JellyBean Bryant.

Just in case you're ghetto I submit the following.

Keep my man Kobe's name out yo mouf!
rampageisgod- January 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm
Your Kobe criticism hurts me.
ccman- January 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm
Actually. The walker write up seems exactly how the fight was. Ref i ve never seen, opponent I've never heard of, stoppage reeeeeaaaal fast, and tinker bell fluttering around the ring while we pretend walker is a real fighter and sf version of brock, minus the fighting pedegree (wrestling) ppv berameter, actual opponents, and add the burned up ole sob story every athlete plays up.

Shit kobe triedthis one with millionaire parents and prep schools... 'learned my skills here *cutto inner city looking playground* so I can play here *cut to the forum*"
ccman- January 29, 2011 at 9:02 pm
Honestly. I was a frank fan for years, now its like watching coker with a skelator with braces puppet. He seriously soldout to avoid selling out for actual money.

I officially have a new definition of pathetic to replace a man married to cyborg or gus johnson commentary.
snicket916- January 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm
homie just texted me and said he was yelling at koscheck and some dude in super tight jeans that was with him...emo dude threw the drink
pinkyslayer- January 29, 2011 at 8:48 pm
who in the fuck wrote the results for the walker-carson fight? that is the most inexcusable butchering of the English language I have ever witnessed.
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