"Head kicks are not part of my actual strategy in the fight. It's something that I'm aware that I have as a weapon ... (but) I don't look for anything. I just see an opening, and when I see an opening, I time it with the head kick. The fighters don't leave as many openings now because they're aware of the kicks. Now I feel like it's going to be even more of a challenge to try and find the perfect timing. That's what makes this fight interesting. The chess match in stand-up is, who's going to fall for it and who's not? ... That's the part I believe is most important."-Marius Zaromskis
DREAM welterweight champion and recently signed Strikeforce competitior Marius Zaromskis talks about his upcoming fight against Nick Diaz, which will headline the upcoming Strikeforce: "Miami" event on Jan. 30 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. The bout will be for the vacant Strikeforce welterweight title.
Zaromskis is currently on a five-fight winning streak and has made waves in the MMA world during the streak by winning the DREAM welterweight Grand Prix with two straight head kick knockout wins over Hayato Sakurai and Jason High. He most recently scored his third straight head kick KO win over Myeon Ho Bae at DREAM 12 in October.
Even though he is making his U.S. debut, the longtime Cage Rage veteran has actually been competing for professionally for nine years and has finished an amazing 10 of his 13 career wins by TKO or KO.