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Nick Diaz scratched from Strikeforce March 29 show for undisclosed reasons

nick diazThe talent raid on the upcoming Strikeforce: "Shamrock vs. Cung Le" fight card continues with Nick Diaz being the latest fighter scratched from the March 29 event at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, Calif., according to

Drew Fickett -- who was slated to challenge Diaz' training partner, Jake Shields, for the 170-pound EliteXC title -- will now fill-in and take on Jae Suk Kim. Shields bowed out of his bout with Fickett earlier this week because of a back injury.

There was no reason given for the Diaz withdrawal at this time.

Diaz and Shields join Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos (visa issues) and Joe Riggs (spinal injury) as high profile scratches from the show that will air at 10 p.m. ET on the Showtime premium cable network.

The showdown between Fickett and Kim will be featured during the televised portion of the broadcast.

More bad news for this show ... Diaz is quite a draw. However, two titles will still be up for grabs in the Golden State this weekend.

Check out the most recent Strikeforce: "Shamrock vs. Cung Le" card after the jump. Hopefully, there are no more surprises.

Main card (Televised):
185 lbs.: Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le
155 lbs.: Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez vs. Gabe Lemley
170 lbs.: Drew Fickett vs. Jae Suk Lim
265 lbs: Mike Kyle vs. Wayne Cole
185 lbs.: Joey Villasenor vs. Ryan Jensen

Under card (May not be broadcast):

170 lbs: Luke Stewart vs. Tiki Ghosn
Jesse Jones vs. Jesse Gillespie
Darren Uyenoyama vs. Anthony Figueroa

We'll have total LIVE on-the-scene coverage of this show over the weekend. Definitely hit us up for all the latest news, results and recaps.

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