Strikeforce Diaz vs. Daley Results: What's Next for the Losers?
Well, after a big night of fights, (and a disappointment in the Mousasi/Jardine fight) the fighters will have to move on.
For the winners, they'll be moving up the ranks, or defending their titles. For the losers, they'll be dropping back down the ranks, hoping to build themselves back up again.
Here's what's next for the losers from Saturday night's main card.
Honorable Mention: Keith Jardine
Jardine (17-9-2) took this fight on a week's notice. Anybody who watched this fight knows that he would have lost if not for the point deduction.
Although for taking it on a week's notice, he put on a hell of a performance.
He should have a home in Strikeforce now. Look for a fight against Babalu next.
Beerbohm (16-2) suffered his second straight loss in his MMA career, when he tapped out from a neck crank after 93 seconds of the first round.
Beerbohm's first loss came on a Strikeforce Challengers card, and I'm not sure why or how he went from that, to fighting Shinya Aoki, but I expect Beerbohm to go back to the Challengers series and work his way back up.
Kawajiri (27-7-2) is 1-2 in his last three fights. Two of those fights were title matches (one in Dream, one in Strikeforce).
Before that, Kawajiri had lost to Eddie Alvarez, and before that, he had his first loss to Gilbert Melendez.
It may be back to the drawing board for Kawajiri, as he has been unable to beat the upper non-UFC lightweights.
Maybe a fight against Mitsuhiro Ishida next.
Paul Daley (27-10-2) got beat at his own game. Diaz TKO'd him with 3 seconds left in the first round.
Daley had him hurt a few times (so it seemed), but couldn't capitalize and finish him off.
I'm thinking Daley might want the Dream Welterweight Championship. So I'm calling a fight between him and Marius Zaromskis.