Jay Hieron isn’t going to like this.
MMAWeekly.com has learned that Nick Diaz and Marius Zaromskis have verbally agreed to a welterweight battle in the Jan. 30 event’s top slot, set for the BankAtlantic Arena in Sunrise, Fla. The two will fight for the promotion’s vacant welterweight belt.
An announcement of the match-up is expected for the Showtime telecast of Strikeforce: Evolution on Saturday evening in San Jose, Calif., according to sources close to the situation.
It’s a great fight — truly must-see — but what about Hieron? He signed with Strikeforce because they promised him a title shot against Diaz. Are they doing something to make it up to him since he’s obviously not getting it?
Update: Nick Diaz vs Marius Zaromskis is official. Also announced tonight for Strikeforce “Miami” was Cris Cyborg vs. Marloes Coenen for Cyborg’s women’s 145 lbs. title.