"Certain things didn't go well leading up to that fight, during practice I popped a few ribs -- it was really painful at the time but I thought it wouldn't have a big impact on the fight, but as you could see it obviously did. I could feel that I couldn't get any power in my shots so I had to keep it standing. Before the fight, I was told that I had to rest my ribs for a while so I couldn't work out on the stability ball which is crucial to getting a good workout, most guys like to train BJJ, boxing or whatever but the stability ball encompasses all of those aspects into one. It was weird because usually I can go 3 rounds no problem but it was like my body started shutting down after the first round. I think that fight was a blessing is disguise, I changed up my training schedule and bought a new stability ball which I've been working out on to help me with my balance. But props to Diaz he did a great job. Of course the Diaz fight didn't sit well with me so I definitely would like to get a rematch. There's still plenty of fights left out there for me before I call it a day, if Tito wants to do it I wouldn't mind kicking his ass again, I'm sure we could agree to a catch weight."
-- GracieFighter.com passes along a snip from Frank Shamrock, which indicates that the former UFC champion would like to rematch Nick Diaz now that he is fully healthy and able to train with his stability ball -- a luxury that he was not afforded prior to the match because of a rib injury. It must be a huge difference maker because Diaz went on to punch Shamrock's guts out en route to a decisive second round technical knockout. Diaz followed up the performance by putting on another clinic against Scott Smith in his next fight. Shamrock would more than likely need to put together one or two more wins before a Diaz rematch would make sense, making a showdown with Ortiz much more realistic. It will also give him more time to roll around with his trusty stability ball, which you can check out after the jump.