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Stablemates help Shields with stand-up

Updated: April 27, 2011, 2:54 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Step inside Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Pleasant Hill, Calif., on any given day and, as the facility's name suggests, you'll hear the squeaky sounds of mats being rolled on as fighters fine-tune their submission holds and grappling defense.

Another, less familiar sound has infiltrated the gym in recent months as well -- the sound of boxers working over the mitts or a sparring partner.

Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz and lightweight titleholder Gilbert ...

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