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Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley Liveblog: Bizarro World Bros Running Business As Usual

(Wrap your fucking head around THAT….and no, it isn’t a Photoshop.)

When UFC president Dana White said he probably wouldn’t attend any Strikeforce events because of the enemies he had made who are associated with the promotion and its broadcast partner, Showtime, nobody seemed very surprised, but when the Balfather showed up at the Valley View Casino Center a couple hours ago for tonight’s SF event in San Diego people nearly lost their shit.

We gotta admit, seeing Dana with his arms around Strikeforce and UFC CEOs Scott Coker and Lorenzo Fertitta is pretty fucking bizarre, kinda like when he french-kissed Tito. Hopefully he’s there to enjoy the show, not to hand out pink slips to Strikeforce employees (unless we’re talking Gus Johnson) and to have reporters he doesn’t like escorted from the premises.

We want to believe that he isn’t going to get rid of Strikeforce like he did PRIDE, the WFA and the WEC.

Here’s hoping his tune hasn’t changed from November when he said:

“We couldn’t care less [what Strikeforce is doing], but we don’t want them to blow their brains out and go away. We need these guys to exist. Listen, whether they want to believe it or not, they’re the small show. They’re a feeder show. Whether they want to believe it, that’s what they are. We need them.”

Strikeforce has consistently put on quality fights and solid events the past handful of shows and tonight’s event is no exception.

Enough about business as usual, let’s talk Strikeforce.

Preliminary Bout Results

Casey Ryan def. Paul Song via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:39

Rolando Perez def. Edgar Cardenas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Herman Terrado de. A.J. Matthews via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:16

Joe Duarte def. Saad Awad via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 2:45

Virgil Swicker def. Brett Albee via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:46

Robert Peralta def. Hiroyuki Takaya via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)

Main Card

Shinya Aoki vs. Lyle Beerbohm
R1:

Beerbohm presses the action and forces Aoki into the cage and barely avoids eating a knee.  Aoki trips and lands on top, but Beerbohm rolls.  Aoki pounces on his back and immediately goes for the rear naked choke, but switches to a neck crank.  Beerbohm is in trouble.  And he taps.

Shinya Aoki def. Lyle Beerbohm by submission (face crank) 1:32 R1

Gegard Mousasi vs. Keith Jardine

WOW! The crowd doesn’t like Iranians. Booing Mousasi like he’s the Iran Shiek taking on Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania.
R1:

Jardine comes out throwing rapidfire slap-jabs. Mousasi seems unconcerned. Jardine shoots and takes Gegard to his back, but Mousasi gets back to his feet after sweeping “The Dean of Mean.” Jardine throws his lead-leg kick and Mousasi clinches. Jardine grabs a single and eats a handful of hammerfists before dropping “The Dreamcatcher” on his back again. Mousasi works to land a switch, but gets dumped on his side yet again. Back on his feet, Mousasi puts on the pressure and connects with a combo. Jardine backs up, seemingly exhausted. Jardine clinches and drops Mousasi on his rear, but eats an upkick soon after. Yosemite Sam gives Jardine five minutes to recover and takes a point from Mousasi for the illegal move.  Mousasi backs Jardine up with a combo as soon as the action is re-started, but seems to take a poke in the eye from the former bounty hunter.  A cut over Jardine’s eye is leaking profusely.  The round ends with little fanfare.  10-8 Jardine with the point deduction.

R2:

Jardine seems to be following King Mo’s formula for beating Gegard.  Mousasi seems like he’s waiting for the perfect shot.  Jardine wades in with his head down, and Mousasi looks to be trying a standing D’Arce choke, but Jardine pops his head out.  Jardine is backing up, circling to his right.  Mousasi connects with a kick to the side of Jardine’s head.  He’s stocking Keith now, and whiffs with a left hook, but lands with a leg kick.  Mousasi’s mixing it up now throwing combos and leg kicks, and Jardine’s face is bloodied.  Jardine connects with a straight, but eats another leg kick.  Jardine attempts what looks like a body slam, but Mousasi shrugs it off.  Mousasi throws a huge overhand right that Jardine ducks under, and he dumps Mousasi on his back again.  Jardine just can’t keep Mousasi down, as he rolls and gets back up to his feet.  Mousasi is working the jab now, and connects with another body kick.  Liver punch by Mousasi lands, followed by a short left hook, and Jardine seems hurt.  He clinches and dumps Mousasi back onto the canvas, but he seems like he needs the stool.  Mousasi connects with another jab that jolts Jardine’s head back, and the horn sounds much to Jardine’s relief.  10-9 Mousasi.

R3:

Jardine steps to Mousasi, and Mousasi throws a combo that glances his head, and Jardine tries for the clinch and eats a knee to the nuts.  Jardine is happy for the rest.  Jardine now misses with his own combo, and Mousasi connects with a jab. Jardine clinches and pushes Mousasi to the cage, but can’t take him down.  Jardine tries for a high double and Mousasi sinks in a guillotine, but Jardine pops out.  Now Mousasi gets a takedown, and from side control works to mount and lands a few solid shots from the top, and an elbow, before Jardine gives up his back and shrimps out using the cage for leverage.  Back on his feet, Jardine gets another stopage and immediately eats a straight right and a head kick that pushes him back against the cage.  Jardine works for a kimura, but Mousasi reverses and attempts his own kimura.  Mousasi pushes Jardine to his back.  Jardine attempts an armbar, but Mousasi pushes him back into full guard, and continues to pound away on his bloody face.  Jardine rolls again for an armbar, but Mousasi’s having none of it, as he ends the fight with a short left to Jardine’s dome.  10-9 Mousasi.

Gegard Mousasi def. Keith Jardine by unanimous decision (29-27, 28-28, 28-28) The judges score this a majority draw.

Strikeforce Lightweight Championship Bout

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Gilbert Melendez

R1:

Oh shit.  Cecil Peoples!

Melendez comes out in a somewhat strange sideways stance, and Kawajiri connects with a body kick.  Melendez drops him with a big right, and clinches when Kawajiri gets back to his feet, connecting with a pair of knees.  Melendez is lighting him up.  He drops Kawajiri again and follows up with a handful of heavy shots, but Kawajiri is a resilient mother fucker.  It’s weird seeing Dana White over the shoulder of the action.  Kawajiri’s bleeding now, and whiffs with a front kick.  Melendez’s footwork and head movement is crisp.  Kawajiri shoots and Melendez makes him pay with a handful of short uppercuts before pushing him back on the canvas and finishing him with the first Strikeforce elbow TKO.

Melendez versus Edgar has to happen.

Gilbert Melendez def. Tatsuya Kawajiri by TKO (elbows)  3:14 R1

Strikeforce Welterweight Championship Bout
Paul Daley vs. Nick Diaz (C)

R1:

No touch of gloves.  Not a surprise.

Diaz comes out giving the “don’t be scared, homie” pose,  and connects first with a jab.  He paws at Daley, but Daley drops him with a hook, and just starts throwing floor-touchers, connecting with a handful.  It looked like he tried to kick Nick in the head but landed to the body while Diaz was sprawled on the canvas.  Daley seems tired.  Diaz now presses forward with shots to the body, and Daley clinches and connects with some knees to the body.  Diaz has Semtex hurt, and Daley shoots for a surprising takedown.  Diaz drops for a choke, but ends up on his back.  Surprisingly Daley comes out of it unhurt, and comes back to his feet.  Daley works for the head, and Diaz concentrates on the body.  Diaz lands with an elbow, and Daley lands with a shot that wobbles Diaz.  Diaz pushes through, and connects with a shot but gets dropped.  He rolls on his belly, and Daley peppers him with hammer fists.  Diaz tries to coax Daley into his guard, and he does, but does nothing of consequence.  Big John McCarthy stands them up.  Diaz now has Daley hurt with body shots, and then he drops the Brit, who lands on his head.  Rolling over on his back, Semtex is met with a handful of bombs by Diaz.  The fight is over.  Diaz came back from the brink of losing to hand Daley his first TKO loss of his career (unless you count the thumb injury TKO, and I’m pretty sure none of us do).

Nick Diaz def. Paul Daley by TKO (strikes) 4:57 R1

Gus Johnson proves once again that he has no clue about MMA. Does he really thing Cung Le versus Anderson Silva would be anything more than a slaughtering? He realy needs to lighten up on the make-up. Now he’s just fucking with us.

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jimbonics- April 11, 2011 at 9:48 am
REEFER MADNESS!!!!

 
@MRuss
Makes sense, since I turn the volume off between fights. That man is absolutely awful.
Shaky- April 11, 2011 at 6:45 am
@dranokills
I smoke every day, and yet I'm very hard working, never start fights, constantly try to improve myself and learn, go to the gym, train and read. Weed does not stop me from doing any of these things and has not made me in any way like Nick Diaz. His personality is more likely a result of how and where he was raised. If anything, weed has made me a more complete, happy, relaxed person and has developed my ability to think creatively and insightfully. All this is better than slinging shit at others on an mma website comments section.

Furthermore, there is overwhelming evidence that marijuana is not harmful mentally or to your personality. in fact over the last 150 years governments have commissioned numerous independent studies on marijuana that all recommended it be legalized and stated it was not harmful or linked in any way to crime. Propaganda and American diplomacy (threats) have led it to become illegal the world over with no real precedence.
LJM- April 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm
"pot has shown to cause anti social behavior and ranges of schizophrenia." This is as false as saying that it has been shown that the earth is 10,000 years old or that vaccines cause autism. It's not "propaganda" to state scientific facts and the facts are that, while it can be abused like any other substance, marijuana has NEVER been "shown to CAUSE anti-social behavior" or ANY range of schizophrenia. This is scientific illiteracy at its worst.

And Drano, if you think a "pot headed burn out" can demonstrate the kind of athletic skills that Diaz has shown, you either know nothing about pot, nothing about fighting, or nothing about either.
ccman- April 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm
For the pot arguement record, pot has shown to cause anti social behavior and ranges of schizophrenia. Nevermind has shown to be 100x more unhealthy than cigarettes. I have read the pro pot propaganda and sorry but its ridiculous. I'm not a straight lace kinda guy but the myth of no side effects and no brain cell loss is factless and you gotta be high to buy it.
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Ballkick- April 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm
Drano

I think if you re-read my last post I mentioned that I was not really looking for any BOD's in the store.
I do get your twisted sense of humor.....as morally depraved as it may be at times.....oh and it's Ball-kick,....not Ball-lick amazing that RwilsonR never caught that one too?

@RwilsonR
I'm so glad you were able to find the one spelling mistake in my post, you must be so proud?

Just for you,..... Spelling Nazi,....Cosmologist.....but I think Carl has dabbled in the art of cosmetology as well,...lol
Waxedpants- April 10, 2011 at 4:36 pm
You can be Armenian and Iranian at the same time. I know it sounds impossible but it's true. I myself am Canadian and American at the same time and sometimes I get confused.
RwilsonR- April 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm
@ Ballkick - Carl Sagan does hair? Huh? I never knew.
dranokills- April 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm
Well balllick isn't it funny that regardless of studies or not people who smoke it long term all act like that. you know the funny thing about studies and scientific research is that ten years later some new jackoff blowhard scientist comes along and disproves that shit only to fill everyones head with his agenda ridden "facts".
Now I am sure that concussions do have something to do with Nicks dysfunction, but I have met many old boxers as well as ALI and you know in all the years watching him, and many years after he was finished as a boxer he never acted like Diaz, so your punch drunk theory is as non factual based as my burn out theory.
you know , you actually searching for a bag of dicks at the store says alot more about you than it does for me to use the statement in a sentence towards idiots who deserve it. FYI you didn't find any bullwhips in the grocery store neither correct?
Get a sense of humor white man.
I am very happy that you have enjoyed my various comments recently, I do try to spread the "luv". You ever notice I have none of those harsh prick like comments to those who make sense and are cool people?
and lastly I am one of the happiest, healthiest mofos you ever saw, thanks for asking.
Dynamo- April 10, 2011 at 11:27 am
Here in BC a large percentage of the population smokes pot; some lie about it. I smoke quite a bit of it myself, don't drink though... In reality it's been demonized for other reasons.
Ballkick- April 10, 2011 at 11:21 am
Government experts now admit that pot doesn't kill brain cells. This myth came from a handful of animal experiments in which structural changes (not actual cell death, as is often alleged) were observed in brain cells of animals exposed to high doses of pot. Many critics still cite the notorious monkey studies of Dr. Robert G. Heath, which purported to find brain damage in three monkeys that had been heavily dosed with cannabis. This work was never replicated and has since been discredited by a pair of better controlled, much larger monkey studies, one by Dr. William Slikker of the National Center for Toxicological Research and the other by Charles Rebert and Gordon Pryor of SRI International. Neither found any evidence of physical alteration in the brains of monkeys exposed to daily doses of pot for up to a year. Human studies of heavy users in Jamaica and Costa Rica found no evidence of abnormalities in brain physiology. Even though there is no evidence that pot causes permanent brain damage, users should be aware that persistent deficits in short-term memory have been noted in chronic, heavy marijuana smokers after 6 to 12 weeks of abstinence. It is worth noting that other drugs, including alcohol, are known to cause brain damage.

Drano, I met and talked with Nate just about a year ago and found him to possess many of the same qualities that you attribute to his "quote" POT HEAD brother. He was just as disengaged and weird as Nick comes off as. I suspect this is a result of numerous concussions and a trait they both share. For the record I have a picture of the two of us and Nate looks pretty red-eyed.

However I agree Pot didn't make me smart, didn't make me cool, and it didn't help me further my life or career. In fact that is the biggest reason I no longer smoke pot as the Random Drug Test that my company instated was not worth losing my job over.

FYI I was in the Cool Whip section,.....no Bag-O-Dicks to be found,....but honestly,....I wasn't really looking for them either. You do seem to know a lot about the availability and product placement of them though. I'm sure you pick them up for House-Warming parties and special occasions, which would of course explain all of this away.

BTW, I've enjoyed your last few comments on various subject here Drano, your a consistent "PRICK" to all, and I enjoy that immensely......I sincerely hope you are happy and healthy Drano....
Ballkick
Dynamo- April 10, 2011 at 11:13 am
@RearNakedSpoon

Looked pretty clear to me, there's been much harder to see finishes. Plus Daley couldn't even stand for a bit after the fight he was to wobbled.

As for your explanation.. Diaz put a good series of punches on him up against the fence, as soon as he tried to make some distance Daley tried to grab his waist because he was rocked, Diaz gave him a push and a little uppercut/hook and down he went. He wasn't bug-eyed out of surprise.

Daley looked like he was having a hard time taking the punches the whole fight.
Mike Russell- April 10, 2011 at 11:07 am
@Jimbonics. I know he's Armenian. GuJo said Mousasi was from Iran.
RearNakedSpoon- April 10, 2011 at 10:52 am
@Dynamo
People are saying an uppercut started it but after that Daley was composed enough to hit Diaz with a left to his ear and a right to his face then drop down to his waste and push Diaz away...then the uppercut sinks in and knocks him out?
He didnt even look "out on his feet".
dranokills- April 10, 2011 at 10:32 am
Ballkick Says:

Sun, 04/10/11 - 10:09

Surprise surprise!….I don’t agree with Drano and his D.A.R.E. inspired rhetoric.
Nick Diaz would appear to be paranoid, anti-social and unable to stay on topic, even if he wasn’t blazing. It is his real personality,…its how he deals with camera’s and reporters and fans in his face all the time. Not condoning his behaviour,….it is, what it is.
If you believe that all pot smokers are lazy,losers and paranoid delusional then you might want to check out this list of people who are confirmed Pot Smokers and do not fit your criterion for your “Just Say No” hyperbole.

Steve Jobs- you know the Apple Guy?
Carl Sagen-
Pulitzer Prize winner, Author, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Cosmetologist, Emmy winner.
Steven Jay Gould- Paleontologist, Biologist,Science Historian
Francis Crick- Nobel Prize winner for discovering the Double Helix Structure of DNA.
Dr. Andrew Weil- Time Magazine cover for his work on medicinal herbs, alternative medicines, medical and biology degree from Harvard.
Kary Mullis- Nobel Prize winner for inventing the Polymerase Chain Reaction (Duplication of parts of DNA)
Oliver Sacks- Author, Neurologist, Oxford Graduate,Professor of Neurology at Columbia Medical Center.
Richard Faynman- Physicist who helped design the Atomic Bomb.
Richard Branson- 236th richest man in the world, Founder of the Virgin Empire.
Micheal Phelps- has more Olympic Gold Medals than anyone in history.
Barack Obama- President of the USA.
Micheal Bloomberg- Mayor of NY.
Ted Turner- Billionaire, Invented CNN, Largest Private land owner in the US. Owner of the Atlanta Braves.
Steven King- Author sold over 500 million copies of his books and short stories………
The list goes on and on……
So basically Drano your statement holds no water son.

Oh and for your standard reply to me when ever I post….?
I just got back from Grocery Shopping and they were not selling any “Bags of Dicks” this must be a regional delicacy only available in Arkansas.

P.S. I do not smoke pot anymore but did for years daily, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
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and to think what they could have done had they NOT been pot smoking idiots.
dress it anyway you want, I have smoked pot as well for many years back in the day. didn't make me smart, didn't make me cool, and it didn't help me further my life or career. point is, its no big deal if you are a periodic smoker, but its a known fact if you are chronic smoker and you bake enough brain cell you will act just like Nick does. if you think thats just normal for people from the 209 that just proves what a fucktard you are.
you can look no further than his very own younger brother Nate. nate doesn't act like that, nor talk like that, short of a lisp and trying to perpetrate HOODness like his burnt out brother Nate isn't looking around like a freaked out burn out like his brother. the only goddamn people on this planet who do that are BURN OUTS, and no matter how many times you say it ain't so, it just fucking IS. As for your grocery store not having the ol bag-o-dicks, you just didn't look hard enough, they are next to the coolwhip, and the bullwhips.
oh and for your info, saying "well I smoke it thus I know....blah blah blah" does NOT further your cause or prove your point it only furthers to prove mine.
Ballkick- April 10, 2011 at 10:25 am
One more thing,....I think Diaz's personality defects could be better attributed to the amount of punches he's sustained to his head than to Pot.....just a theory mind you.
Ballkick- April 10, 2011 at 10:09 am
Surprise surprise!....I don't agree with Drano and his D.A.R.E. inspired rhetoric.
Nick Diaz would appear to be paranoid, anti-social and unable to stay on topic, even if he wasn't blazing. It is his real personality,...its how he deals with camera's and reporters and fans in his face all the time. Not condoning his behaviour,....it is, what it is.
If you believe that all pot smokers are lazy,losers and paranoid delusional then you might want to check out this list of people who are confirmed Pot Smokers and do not fit your criterion for your "Just Say No" hyperbole.

Steve Jobs- you know the Apple Guy?
Carl Sagen-
Pulitzer Prize winner, Author, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Cosmetologist, Emmy winner.
Steven Jay Gould- Paleontologist, Biologist,Science Historian
Francis Crick- Nobel Prize winner for discovering the Double Helix Structure of DNA.
Dr. Andrew Weil- Time Magazine cover for his work on medicinal herbs, alternative medicines, medical and biology degree from Harvard.
Kary Mullis- Nobel Prize winner for inventing the Polymerase Chain Reaction (Duplication of parts of DNA)
Oliver Sacks- Author, Neurologist, Oxford Graduate,Professor of Neurology at Columbia Medical Center.
Richard Faynman- Physicist who helped design the Atomic Bomb.
Richard Branson- 236th richest man in the world, Founder of the Virgin Empire.
Micheal Phelps- has more Olympic Gold Medals than anyone in history.
Barack Obama- President of the USA.
Micheal Bloomberg- Mayor of NY.
Ted Turner- Billionaire, Invented CNN, Largest Private land owner in the US. Owner of the Atlanta Braves.
Steven King- Author sold over 500 million copies of his books and short stories.........
The list goes on and on......
So basically Drano your statement holds no water son.

Oh and for your standard reply to me when ever I post....?
I just got back from Grocery Shopping and they were not selling any "Bags of Dicks" this must be a regional delicacy only available in Arkansas.


P.S. I do not smoke pot anymore but did for years daily, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
Dynamo- April 10, 2011 at 9:57 am
@RearNakedSpoon

I guess you missed it, another reason Diaz wanted to cameras to look at Daley struggling to even get on his stool and not just stare at him in a closeup.
Edith Christ- April 10, 2011 at 8:36 am
Aoki is Japanese for Diaz.
jimbonics- April 10, 2011 at 7:24 am
Mousasi is Armenian, not Iranian...
dranokills- April 10, 2011 at 7:10 am
LJM Says:

Sat, 04/09/11 - 11:10

ccman, no smoking for me, and I read the silliness going back and forth. Perhaps I’m at fault for only pointing out drano’s comments, but the statement that Diaz is a “potheaded burn out” is quite obviously stupid. How is that statement not divorced from reality?
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actually my statement is spot on fact. he admits to blazing up. It even cost him a fight or 2. He can't form a complete sentence most times. he cannot stay on the question asked. he looks around like a paranoid delusional.
Nick Diaz is a burn-out, if you 2 guys don't see that you are fucked up in the brain as he is. I stand by my words, and I say it again, Nick Diaz is a pot smoking burn out.
Joedirt- April 10, 2011 at 6:52 am
Where's the King Of The Cage results? Karma was fighting....
ZombieDouche- April 10, 2011 at 5:00 am
Cung Le couldn't even beat Channing Tatum, good luck with Anderson Silva
RearNakedSpoon- April 10, 2011 at 4:37 am
Daley took a dive? or does Diaz have an invisible arm that he knocked him out with?
PERPATRAITOR- April 10, 2011 at 1:55 am
My boy Nick Diaz does it again! He took the best shots from Daley and gunned back even harder. Anyone else think he putter patter punches?! I love Diaz haters! Hate hate hate. WAR DIAZ!!
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