Official: Joe Riggs vs. Nick Diaz title fight scratched from Aug. 15 Strikeforce event

A card once newsworthy because of its sheer volume of title fights has now seen that number of championship bouts cut in half.

A week after the organization announced that Alistair Overeem’s (29-11) injured hand forced him out of a title defense with challenger Fabricio Werdum (11-4-1), Strikeforce executive Mike Afromowitz today confirmed with a fight between Nick Diaz (20-7) and Joe Riggs (30-10) has also been dropped from the Aug. 15 card.

Diaz and Riggs, whose first epic meeting took place under the UFC umbrella three years ago, were slated to fight for Strikeforce’s first-ever welterweight title.

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