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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?

Comments

  1. Marbles Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:20


    I literally LOL'd when I saw Diaz's ferocious mean-mug. Shamrock via murder (old man strength).
  2. Kleb Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:21


    Those pictures are fucking stupid. Obvious they aren't really "training" and like the dumb photographer should be ashamed. Looks like he told Diaz "Look mean" lol. "Do a handstand" wtf? Is he super cereal with this shit. Fake ass faggot.
  3. Kadumel Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:21


    Diaz via Unorthodox Striking... Wait a minute... Diaz via Gogoplata!
  4. Craig Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:22


    Watch for this fight to prove for the hundredth time that a buff body doesn't win fights.
  5. PoleVault1543 Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:23


    Frank will probably come in better shape and somewhat stronger, with a few extra pounds. Nick has really good boxing though so he might be able to mess with frank's game early with a couple good shots. As much as I like Nick I can't see him subbin Frank unless it gets to later rounds.. I wish Nick would'nt have to fight these retarded catch weight fights and just fight in a division somewhere with a steady schedule. Id hate to see him lose this stupid exhibition match and be considered as shitty from now on.
  6. NealTaflinger Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:24


    I hope that shirtless sleeves are the newest fight gear trend. I can't wait to see dudes show up to shows looking like the Hardy Boyz.
  7. PoleVault1543 Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:26


    shamrock power sleeves lol
  8. Dana White rules! Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:28


    2 nd round TKO Shamrock. Diaz is a good fighter but has no punching power and even though Shamrock's a douche he'll still win this fight. I can't wait for Nate to jump into the ring when his brother gets KO'D and try to take Shamrock down and get's KO'd as well.
  9. Douchey McDoucherton Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:28


    Mean muggin all the way to the bank, aren't you nick?
  10. Aaron Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:29


    It's time we settled the ages-old argument of retard stremf VS old man stremf
  11. google Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:33


    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME? THEY ARE REALLY CALLED SHIRTLESS SLEEVE'S?
  12. LoneWolf Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:35


    Shamrock via Total dominance aka Peruvian neck tie aka I just Effed you up sucka!!
  13. Brandon Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:37


    What is Shamrock doing with Aoki's tights on his arms?
  14. Anonymous Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:38


    franks training includes handstands kicking giant yellow balls punching walls and practicing his best ryu pose?
  15. NealTaflinger Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:39


    "YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME? THEY ARE REALLY CALLED SHIRTLESS SLEEVES?" I dunno, it made sense to me to call them that.
  16. Kadumel Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:40


    No punching power? Seriously? You realize he has 10 wins via Knockout right?
  17. Floridiot Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:42


    i want a pair of the sleves yeeee
  18. mayhem420 Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:48


    Frank all the way. Much better striker than Nick is and is about the same skill wise on the ground. This is a bad fight for Nick.
  19. Anonymous Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:53


    I'll take the guy that did not put the leg warmers on wrong. Diaz in two.
  20. DDT Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:53


    Nick will have a lot more punching power at this weight. Diaz via 3rd rnd KO,
  21. El Famous Burrito Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 01:54


    Those sleeves are how you even out a T-shirt tan.
  22. MikeSEEE Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:00


    Shamrock improving his kicks.. kicking an Ab Ball ... LOL
  23. Poo Flinger Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:04


    Shamrock via 1st KO. He won't be losing too much power by dropping weight.
  24. Power Sleeves Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:11


    You know you want me, bitches!
  25. Bitches Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:11


    We do, we do want you!
  26. WANG CHUNG FIGHTER Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:11


    Notice how smokey it is in Diaz's pictures. HHMMMM...
  27. Anonymous Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:16


    more like egotistical douchebag vs clueless thug schmuck
  28. Imbecile Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:16


    Did Frank get bionic arms, like Jax from Mortal Kombat 2?
  29. just a fight fan Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:17


    Wasn't Shamrock also in better shape than Cung Le???
  30. Dana White is a HOMO Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:17


    I think Diaz's mean mug comes from a huge poop he has been holding inside of him since 1999. Once he drops that bad boy he will go back to his normal look. I hear he looks just like that guy who liked to hug everyone on TUF. I think Frank wins this fight 7 times out of 10.
  31. just a fight fan Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:18


    They left out the shot of Diaz flexin' his double birds.
  32. Jubbie Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:27


    rofl burrito I thought Frank was doing some kind of handstand pushup. In any case, both look like they're trying too hard. I agree about fighters and the catch weight. I really don't understand why you'd want to come in underweight. It doesn't always decide the fight but it doesn't hurt the person who's heavier unless he packed on pure fat.
  33. Anonymous Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:46


    that photog reaaaaalllyy needs to work on his framing and positioning of subject... damn! how can that even pass as professional?
  34. NateGetsIrate Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:46


    So what should Shamrock vs. Diaz be called? 1. Old School versus Not-So-Old School? 2. The Menace to MMA vs The Menacing Look? 3. The Black Sheep vs The Good Son? 4. Roids vs. Funyuns?
  35. Anonymous Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:47


    el famous burrito: t-shirt tan?? wtf dude, its called a farmers tan... how can you not know that?
  36. Clue-by-Four Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:53


    With that sour puss expression, Diaz always looks like he fighting to hold in a debilitating case of the squirts.
  37. Dana White rules! Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:54


    All of his victories are by TKO not KO.... like I said no punching power, do you realize that!
  38. Anonymous Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:55


    if it goes to the ground its diaz all day. i have no faith in frank's knees these days aka his diligence to staying sharp on the ground. that being said i think it turns into frank/cung 2 with diaz getting the short end of the stick.
  39. Don Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 02:56


    Why is Frank wearing Aokis' pants on his arms?
  40. Jay Smith Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 03:07


    @ Don Your attempt at funny comments might go over a lot better if they aren't already posted by someone else. Read 13 posts from the top buddy.
  41. skipdog Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 03:15


    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!
  42. GSP's WITCHDOCTOR Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 03:26


    Shamrock's going to make Diaz his little bitchboy.
  43. T Rex Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 03:29


    No one told Shamrock that arm warmers went out of style years ago. And that his logo is awkwardly placed.
  44. cpanger Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 04:07


    Whats with Frank's handstand pose? is he gonna try a Migguel Torres axe kick?
  45. Rick Dickulous Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 04:14


    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?
  46. Koeikan Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 04:27


    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.
  47. Hamma Fist Elbow Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 04:33


    No fucking way Diaz is winning this. No fucking way. Give him Joe Riggs again and make him work his way up.
  48. durrrrrr Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 04:37


    Those arm things might be for grappling, like Aoki's pant's. Doesn't make them any less gay.
  49. LAS Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 04:41


    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?
  50. Anonymous Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 04:43


    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
  51. Dana Mother F$%king White Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 05:00


    "This ain't a gymnastics match, homey"
  52. Anonymous Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 05:01


    Am I the only one who knows that Diaz will fuck up Shamrock reeeal good?
  53. Phunnybonz Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 05:20


    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.
  54. semi straight horny guy Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 05:22


    I think I would rather beat off to the jacked old man That was the question right??
  55. The Greg Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 06:40


    How many triathalons has Shamrock run? Never judge cardio by just appearance. Nick rnd 3, or Nate by sub in the post-fight conference.
  56. The Greg Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 06:41


    Can some photoshop jackass put the mug on shamrock? Sorry. Wrong site.
  57. WarpedAcorn Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 08:15


    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!
  58. Andre's Pee Pee Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 08:28


    I hope the older douche kicks the vinegar out of the younger douche.
  59. Anonymous Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 09:11


    shamrock all day
  60. Smeewa Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 10:58


    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
  61. Smeewa Says:

    Tue, 04/07/09 - 11:02


    im mean seriously, who wears arm sleeves?
  62. durrrrrr Says:

    Wed, 04/08/09 - 12:28


    I bet Tito had a pair of those for his first date with skeletor.
  63. LOL Says:

    Wed, 04/08/09 - 04:29


    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?
  64. Go-Go-Gadgetplata Says:

    Wed, 04/08/09 - 06:24


    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.
  65. Anonymous (mike) Says:

    Wed, 04/08/09 - 12:58


    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.
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