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MMA Chatter: Comments From Diaz, Villasenor, and Shaw

Chris Fries and The JDH of Tagg Radio’s The Lights Out Show were at this past Saturday’s Strikeforce event and got some very eye opening interviews from Joe Villasenor, Gilbert Melendez Jake Shields, Drew Fickett, Cung Le, Nick Diaz and Gary Shaw.

Nick Diaz on being pulled from the Strikeforce/EliteXC card:

“They (Calif. State Athletic Comm.) want to discriminate on me…Somebody else had a medicinal card on the fight card, and they got to fight, but I didn’t get to fight.”

Joey Villasenor on how he dealt with Ryan Jensen agreeing to take the fight, replacing Cyborg Santos:

“At this level, I would never take a fight on a week’s notice…I’m at the top of the food chain and I’m going to make you earn every cent.”

EliteXC President, Gary Shaw, on the UFC no longer being the top fighting organization, on Cung Le being a top 10 fighter, and on the status of the offer to Fedor Emeliananko by EliteXC:

“They (UFC) got a hole in their dyke right now. It’s leaking…No one organization owns the best fighters.”

“(Rankings) are all bull___! He (Cung Le) was a top 10 fighter before he walked in the cage.”

“He (Fedor) wants $2 million per fight. We keep going back and forth, but he has to fight soon. It’s been almost 2 years.”

To hear the rest of these interviews and as well as interviews with other fighters, including Drew Fickett, Jake Shields, Cung Le, and Gilbert Melendez, tune into The Lights Out Show on the Tagg Radio Network at, which airs live on Tuesday, April 1, 8e/5p. Archive shows available to listen to anytime afterward at,, and

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