by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
After a tumultuous week of matchmaking for the upcoming EliteXC and Strikeforce co-promoted event, MMAWeekly.com has learned from sources close to the fight that Nick Diaz is out of his bout with Jae Suk Lim for undisclosed reasons.

Drew Fickett will now step in and face Lim instead, as he was currently without a bout after Jake Shields dropped out of their planned title bout due to injury.

The exit of Diaz came suddenly after EliteXC had just released what was believed to be the final change to its upcoming Showtime card.

Jae Suk Lim will now face Drew Fickett in a fight that will take place at 170 pounds and will be a part of the televised portion of the show.

MMAWeekly.com was unable to secure any further details as to why Diaz had to drop out of his bout, but will follow up as more information becomes available.