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Shamrock Plans on Knocking Out Trash-Talking Diaz at 179 Pounds

(Yeah, it’s a nice shirt, but you know what?  I’m just going to wait until it’s selling for three dollars at T.J. Maxx.)

On Strikeforce’s media conference call today Frank Shamrock confirmed that he would indeed be fighting Nick Diaz on April 11, and at a catch-weight  of 179 pounds.  One can’t help but imagine the fierce negotiations that landed them at that awkward figure, but one can imagine that Frank and Nick both acted totally sweet during said negotiations, refusing to meet at a round number.

Of Diaz, Shamrock said, “"He’s a guy who throws and talks trash.  And on April 11 I’m going to knock him out."

That’s pretty much a compliment from Shamrock.  He also said he’d like to fight more often than the once or twice a year plan he’s been on lately, and of course he also beat the old ‘I want to fight my brother’ drum yet again.

Other news coming out of the call…

- Cung Le won’t be on the April 11 card, but will fight in 2009, probably against Shamrock.

- Cris “Cyborg” Santos is signed to Strikeforce and will be ready to fight for the April event, and Gina Carano has been invited to get in there with her.  Now that “American Gladiators” has been cancelled, there’s really no reason not to go ahead and do that fight so we can all stop wondering how it would go, right?

- The idea of putting Kimbo Slice against Bob Sapp is…just an idea at this point.  A crazy, terrible, beautiful idea.

- Scott Coker expects Alistair Overeem to defend his heavyweight title before the year is out, but realizes that the man has other entanglements to sort out overseas.

- Benji Radach vs. Scott Smith is definitely on for April, and Gilbert Melendez may also fight on the card if they can find him an opponent.

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Your Fucking Father- February 12, 2009 at 7:06 pm
whats with the guy above me trying to steal my name? Get original douche.
Your Fucking Father- February 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm
@Chris Benoit

Dude you are pathetic waste of life, to think that some baby was killed and you lived is beyond unfair. Its too bad your parent werent more Liberal and believed heavily in abortion. What kind of a fucking loser living in his moms basement makes fun of a tragedy like that? Chris Benoit was a fucking moron and his family didnt deserve what they got. Get a fucking life you pathetic moron.
Your Father- February 11, 2009 at 1:40 pm
Good, I'm glad he's talking. When it comes to weak ass Diaz, I'm happy to hear any talking that put him down. Frank Shamrock will whoop the fuck out of Nick Diaz's frail ass, and I'm happy about it.
Lucifer- February 11, 2009 at 10:54 am
Hey Benoit, arent you supposed to be in hell being sodomized by 10000 demons?...get back to work!
BuckWild- February 11, 2009 at 8:59 am
Kimbo vs Sapp

I suggested this match yesterday on the Kimbo fight for food post. Man, I think it will so entertaining to see two guys that have the same level of skills fight. I think Kimbo is a much better striker but Sapp's SIZE advantage will make up for it.

It would be better if they fought in a backyard though.

I smell a Tyson's PunchOut remix coming for this one !
Ethan- February 11, 2009 at 7:47 am
Catch weight is when neither fighter is fighting in his or her weight class and instead agree upon a weight in the middle for each fighter to meet at.. they picked 179, halfway between 170(nicks) and 185(franks)

my pick is that Nicks gonna suprise Frank like he suprised Robbie Lawler.. his reach advantage and his antics are gonna win the fight.. Frank will try to show off like nick does but its gonna get him in trouble.
Anonymous- February 11, 2009 at 7:15 am
Dave Pee Wee Herman got taken out by Choi Mu Bae.
Leave that mother fucker out somewhere eating blueberry muffins until he gets a gas tank that can last longer than 3 minutes.
Anonymous- February 11, 2009 at 6:39 am
I hope Nick taps out the fudge packer in 30 seconds

as for kimbo vs sapp i would rather see brett rogers fight either of them

plzz strikeforce sign dave pee wee herman
Torque- February 11, 2009 at 6:29 am
I think the Shamrock vs. Diaz fight will be a donneybrook! This is a great match-up. I don't much care for Shamrock, and I probably coulden't handle hanging out with Diaz for over 10 minutes, but both talk shit and can pretty much back it up. All the makings of a good ol' fistacuffs.
Blackleg- February 11, 2009 at 6:27 am
@emil: catchweight can mean one of two things as far as fighting goes - either there will be no set target weight or more often and as the case is here - it means two fighters (normally in different weight classes) agree on a weight limit for their bout - typically it's in the middle.
Scar Tissue- February 11, 2009 at 6:01 am
LOL @ the caption. They had lots of Silver Star shirts the last time I was at Ross Dress for Less. It's like the poormans TJ Maxx.
PingPong- February 11, 2009 at 5:22 am
Kimbo should have to get past Kinnukiman if he wants a shot at Sapp.
My Wang Be Swanging(HITMANBERT)- February 11, 2009 at 3:04 am
Hope Frank the tank drops that shit talking Diaz.
Frank the tank! Frank the tank! Frank the tank!
Anonymous- February 10, 2009 at 10:12 pm
This will be an entertaining fight!
Mister Bee- February 10, 2009 at 9:45 pm
Any one else excited about Strikeforce and DREAM? BOB SAPP Vs KIMBO THOSE BIG ASS GORILLAS GOTTA FIGHT!!!
KneeToTheFace- February 10, 2009 at 9:36 pm
"- The idea of putting Kimbo Slice against Bob Sapp is…just an idea at this point. A crazy, terrible, beautiful idea."

Gold. I always knew you were part Japanese.
Anonymous- February 10, 2009 at 9:02 pm
@ Skidmark Draws "okay gomi's kind of bitch now but still"
GTFO! and go KILL yourself!
Skidmark Draws- February 10, 2009 at 8:21 pm
Frank Shamrock is a bitch ass bitchy bitch!! Fuck that fucking guy. Nick Diaz is the one of the best fighters ever!! he tapped. . .out. . .gomi. . .okay gomi's kind of bitch now but still. . .nick diaz is the shit!!!
player from the south - February 10, 2009 at 8:12 pm
i cant see daiz winning this fight in any way . u guys are nuts
Anonymous- February 10, 2009 at 8:04 pm
Frank Shamrock vs. Gina Carano was rumored to be the main event.

Frank was going to fight her just using his penis for strikes.
Anonymous- February 10, 2009 at 7:51 pm
I dont like wither but I hope Diaz gets his ass kicked. Trash talking bitch needs to know his place, in the filth where he fucking came from.
eat my buns- February 10, 2009 at 7:26 pm
i expect to see kimbo and sapp duke it out over in japan where the craziness happens
kostellow- February 10, 2009 at 7:04 pm
frank shamrock is a prick but i just cant stand the diaz brothers. i hope nick diaz gets battered while trying to reach for an emergency submission. Shamrock by UD.
robbie lawler vs. cung le will be a hell of a fight, hope it really happens.
as for sapp vs. kimbo...we all know it should happen in someone's backyard, but everybody is gonna watch it here at CP.and i bet it will be fun to see two gassed bums trying to beat each other up. good luck strikeforce.
gesus- February 10, 2009 at 7:03 pm
im pretty sure nick diaz is gonna win via submission or decision..he has a solid chin that can take shamrocks striking.

i dont understand the cung le v. shamrock tho...what the hell..

and with the kimbo v. sapp fight....this will for sure be the most entertaining fight of all time!
Bill C.- February 10, 2009 at 6:55 pm
CP: "The idea of putting Kimbo Slice against Bob Sapp is…just an idea at this point. A crazy, terrible, beautiful idea."

Okay, there can be no debate over this: Slice-Sapp will be the greatest fight of all time.