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UFC on FUEL Notebook: Ellenberger Seeking Condit Rematch, Future Main Events Now Five Rounds & More

Jake Ellenberger. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

UFC President Dana White had a lot to say following a successful debut on FUEL TV on Wednesday night, but it was welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger that finally broke out of his shell and suggested a rematch with interim champion Carlos Condit while Georges St. Pierre heals at last night's post-fight press conference.

Ellenberger was asked about the possibility of a second fight with Condit following his unanimous decision win over Diego Sanchez last night in a post-fight interview with Jon Anik. However, the Omaha native didn't say much, stating that he was unsure what was next.

The 26-year-old took on Condit in his UFC debut back in September 2009, dropping a razor-close split decision that saw Ellenberger nearly put Condit's lights out in the first round.

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Strikeforce Notebook: Diaz Unimpressed With Daley, Jacare Disinterested in Mayhem

Nick Diaz. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce.

With only a few options left concerning Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz's future opponents, the Stockton, California native will now likely face Paul Daley later this year, provided Daley gets past Yuya Shirai at a BAMMA show on February 26.

Despite Daley's success around the world, including an impressive 2-1 stint in the UFC, Diaz wasn't "impressed" with his potential foe's skills.

"I'm not really impressed with Paul Daley as a mixed martial artist," Diaz said during last night's post-fight press conference for "Diaz vs. Cyborg". "He's got great stand-up, but I wouldn't judge him from the Scott Smith fight.

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Diaz, Jacare Retain Strikeforce Belts

Nick Diaz. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce.

Nick Diaz and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza held on to their respective Strikeforce titles on Saturday night, albeit against tougher than expected competition.

Diaz survived a tough opening stanza to eventually submit Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos with an armbar while grappling wizard Souza overcame Robbie Lawler's smooth escapes before forcing a tap from a rear-naked choke in round three of their middleweight matchup.

The duo headlined "Diaz vs. Cyborg" at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA, which served as Strikeforce's first big event of the new year.

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Strikeforce “Diaz vs Cyborg” Live Results

MMA on Tap will provide live results of tonight's Strikeforce "Diaz vs. Cyborg" event, which takes place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA starting at 7:30 PM ET.

A pair of title bouts headline the card. Nick Diaz defends his Strikeforce welterweight title against Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza puts his belt on the line against Robbie Lawler.

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Strikeforce “Diaz vs Cyborg” Preview: Main Card

Scott Coker and Nick Diaz. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce.

Strikeforce will air its first large event of the new year at the organization's home base of San Jose, CA, pitting reigning welterweight champion Nick Diaz against dangerous striker Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos.

"Diaz vs. Santos" will also feature Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza defending his middleweight title against Robbie Lawler as well as the returns of Herschel Walker and Roger Gracie.

Here is a look at the event's main card, which airs live on Showtime starting at 10 PM ET. A handful of preliminary bouts will stream on Sherdog.com beginning at 8:15 PM ET.

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Diaz, Santos Official for Strikeforce

Nick Diaz. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce.

Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz, challenger Evangelisa "Cyborg" Santos and the other fighters scheduled for Strikeforce's latest offering hit the scales during official weigh-ins in the promotion's home base of San Jose, California this afternoon.

All fighters successfully made weight with the exception of preliminary participants Nathan Coy and Jenna Castillo, who both missed the mark on their first try.

The official weigh-in results are after the jump.

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Heisman Trophy Winner Herschel Walker Signs With Strikeforce

Herschel Walker. Photo by Mitchel Haaseth/NBC.

1982 Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Hall-of-Fame member Herschel Walker has signed a multi-fight deal that will have him compete in Strikeforce’s heavyweight division. Walker is expected to make his debut with the promotion early next year.

The former two-time NFL pro-bowler is scheduled to begin a 12-week training camp next month under Bob Cook at San Jose-based American Kickboxing Academy. Walker holds a fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has trained in Muay Thai and Kenpo as well.

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