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Report: Nick Diaz out, Drew Fickett in at EliteXC/Strikeforce

nick-diaz2.jpgMMA Weekly is reporting that Nick Diaz is out of his fight on Saturday at EliteXC/Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Cung Le with Jae Suk Lim for undisclosed reasons. Drew Fickett, who was originally scheduled to fight Jake Shields, will step in for Diaz and fight Lim in a bout that will take place at 170 lbs.

The only feasible thing left to happen to this card is Frank Shamrock pulling out due to some kind of injury. There’s been a black cloud over this event for a couple of weeks now and this is hopefully the last change that will have to be made. Fighters have been pulling out due to injury, undisclosed reasons, etc. for the last couple of weeks now.

All in all, EliteXC and Strikeforce have done a good job scrambling to find opponents when they have had to and being flexible with situations that sometimes inevitably arise with fighters.

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