Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Nick "THC" Diaz Feeling Lucky, He Wants Shamrock
Nick Diaz, who is signed with ProElite, has requested to face Frank Shamrock as soon as possible. After a spectacular win against Takanori Gomi, Diaz seems intent on enrolling himself for higher profile fights. With both fighters fighting in the same organization this fight seems the logical next step in what would be an MMA fan's dream come true.
"I watched his last fight and no disrespect intended but I think I would whoop his ass.", stated Diaz. A formal offer of intent has been delivered to the promoters to set this fight up and now we await their response.
According to MMAonTap, Diaz has already proposed the bout to EliteXC's promoters. Obviously, Frank Shamrock has at least six months to heal from his torn ACL/MCL injury and Nick still has three months left on his pot suspension, plus three months to train, and this bout wouldn't happen until early next year.
I thought it seemed pretty certain that Frank and Cung Le were gonna do battle next in the Sacramento area. With two high profile hometown boys clashing, it seemed to fit the mold of what Shamrock wanted. But Nick is from NorCal, so maybe the powers that be could convince him this fight would sell.
Nick make a good choice at moving down to lightweight. He was always a small welterweight and was overpowered at times in his bouts with Karo Parisyan and Diego Sanchez. If he moved up to 185, Frank would easily have 20 lbs on him. Nick boxes very well, but lacks any serious KO power. Frank just showed us his hands are much better than we all thought. They are about even on the ground, so I'm not sure I see where Nick thinks this is will be a good bout for him.
I should never be surprised by anything Nick Diaz says, but this time, I am.