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?