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Frank Shamrock Strikeforce MMA
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Nick Diaz Strikeforce MMA

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Props to Tom Casino at Strikeforce for these shots of Frank Shamrock and Nick Diaz taken during a photo shoot last week in Los Angeles. The two fighters will meet at a catchweight of 179 pounds at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz this Saturday night; the action kicks off live on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Not that physical appearances tell the whole story, but it’s worth noting that Frank is keeping himself in prime physical condition to stay within sauna-distance of 179, while Diaz seems to be using the catchweight as an opportunity to drink as much salt-water as he wants. Not packing on muscle when you go up in weight class is like putting a sign on your back that says "toss me the fuck around." With both fighters bringing well-rounded striking/grappling skillsets, will size be the deciding factor here?

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Anonymous (mike)- April 8, 2009 at 12:58 pm
Very intellegent point Go Go Gadgetplata!

Its nice to hear an edgamacated post in here on occasion.

Frank Via Illegal Strikes to the neck/spine :-)

Seriously though. Diaz has the skills to get this done.
Go-Go-Gadgetplata- April 8, 2009 at 6:24 am
Anyone who thinks Shamrock is going to win this due to punching power or some sort of striking advantage is delusional. Diaz can take a hell of a beating. If Shamrock wins, it's a decision based on control, and even then it will be a bullshit decision made by judges who don't count submission attempts and strikes from the guard as being aggressive.
Nick Diaz will "win" this fight. He may not get the nod at the end, but he'll be more active, put Shamrock in danger more often, and push the pace for the duration.
The one thing you can't deny the Diaz brothers is Heart. They never give up.
Nate got ripped off in the Guida fight, and if Nick doesn't finish this, he'll get ripped off too.
LOL- April 8, 2009 at 4:29 am
Diaz' training appears to primarily consist in making mean/stupid faces in front of a mirror (for out of five pics)... as per Shamrock... Zoolander anyone?
durrrrrr- April 8, 2009 at 12:28 am
I bet Tito had a pair of those for his first date with skeletor.
Smeewa- April 7, 2009 at 11:02 pm
im mean seriously, who wears arm sleeves?
Smeewa- April 7, 2009 at 10:58 pm
both look like sad cunts in that photo shoot.

if all i had to go off was that photo shoot i would have to bet on NC: both fighters withdrawing after stubbing their toes on the steps leading into the cage
Anonymous- April 7, 2009 at 9:11 pm
shamrock all day
Andre's Pee Pee- April 7, 2009 at 8:28 pm
I hope the older douche kicks the vinegar out of the younger douche.
WarpedAcorn- April 7, 2009 at 8:15 pm
Can CP do an exclusive on those wacky arm things? Seriously they are so ridiculous I have to know more about them before I see them on an infomercial at 3AM and sink $19.95 down the tube!
The Greg- April 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm
Can some photoshop jackass put the mug on shamrock?

Sorry. Wrong site.
The Greg- April 7, 2009 at 6:40 pm
How many triathalons has Shamrock run? Never judge cardio by just appearance.

Nick rnd 3, or Nate by sub in the post-fight conference.
semi straight horny guy- April 7, 2009 at 5:22 pm
I think I would rather beat off to the jacked old man

That was the question right??
Phunnybonz- April 7, 2009 at 5:20 pm
I gotta go with Eddie Munster on this one. All Shamrock needs is the Sword of Greyskull and he will be as gay as He-Man.
Anonymous- April 7, 2009 at 5:01 pm
Am I the only one who knows that Diaz will fuck up Shamrock reeeal good?
Dana Mother F$%king White- April 7, 2009 at 5:00 pm
"This ain't a gymnastics match, homey"
Anonymous- April 7, 2009 at 4:43 pm
Frank will win over that piece of shit hands down. Hopefully Diaz will become even more retarded than he already is if thats even possible
LAS- April 7, 2009 at 4:41 pm
If Diaz has such great punching power, when was the last time you saw him knock someone down/out, particularly someone who isn't a can? Robbie Lawler? And that was, what, 5 years ago?
durrrrrr- April 7, 2009 at 4:37 pm
Those arm things might be for grappling, like Aoki's pant's. Doesn't make them any less gay.
Hamma Fist Elbow- April 7, 2009 at 4:33 pm
No fucking way Diaz is winning this. No fucking way. Give him Joe Riggs again and make him work his way up.
Koeikan- April 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm
If Shamrock still had his knees, I would say Shamrock easily... For me, now it's a toss up.

I like Diaz, but LOL at his stupid mean face. He's making a mean face for a photographer. That ain't Stockton.
Rick Dickulous- April 7, 2009 at 4:14 pm
Nick looks more muscular to me. Frank Shamrock is such a douchebag, I hope he doesnt win. He's doing handstands for fucks sake, what is he doing, trying to get a first grade girls attention?
cpanger- April 7, 2009 at 4:07 pm
Whats with Frank's handstand pose? is he gonna try a Migguel Torres axe kick?
T Rex- April 7, 2009 at 3:29 pm
No one told Shamrock that arm warmers went out of style years ago. And that his logo is awkwardly placed.
GSP's WITCHDOCTOR- April 7, 2009 at 3:26 pm
Shamrock's going to make Diaz his little bitchboy.
skipdog- April 7, 2009 at 3:15 pm
Does it seem as though the older Shammy gets, the higher he pulls up his fight shorts? Kind of typical for the old man crowd. And whats up with the oil dude? I know, he has the same fears as GSP, and he figures if he get enough oil on his body now, Nick wont be able to keep ahold of him either! High, shorts, oil, and a fake tan? Nice!
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