Strikeforce: “Diaz vs. Cyborg press conference quotes

The eight fighters who will compete on the Strikeforce; Diaz vs. Cyborg main fight card this Saturday, and Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker participated Thursday in a final press conference for the eagerly awaited event at HP Pavilion. Saturday’s event will be highlighted by a Strikeforce championship doubleheader as welterweight champion Nick Diaz (23-7, 1 NC) will seek his ninth consecutive victory when he makes his second title defense against Brazilian powerhouse Evangelista Cyborg (18-13) in the main event.

Then middleweight Champion “Jacare” Souza (13-2, 1 NC) will put his belt on the line for the first time against hard-hitting, former two-time Strikeforce champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (18-6, 1 NC) in the co-feature.

Former NFL star Herschel Walker (1-0) will return to the cage to face Scott Carson (4-1) in a heavyweight bout and undefeated Roger Gracie (3-0), the latest prospect from MMA‘s first family, will battle former South African national wrestling champion Trevor Prangley (23-6-1) at light heavyweight (205 pounds).

The first non-televised, undercard fight on Saturday begins at 4:30 p.m. PT.

What the fighters had to say:

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