"I know he doesn’t want to go to the ground with me ’cause I’d tap him out quick and probably embarrass him. So he’ll try to trade strikes. I don’t mind.... We’ll like I said he’s weak on the ground so he’ll be doing everything to keep it standing. He thinks he’s a great striker and I want to see how great.... He’s not a legend to me. Back in the day he was fighting fixed matches in Japan and supplementing himself with who knows what. Before that he was in a California Youth Prison for robbing houses. If that’s your idea of a legend you might want to reassess your thinking."
-- Nick Diaz tells TheMMAFiend.com how he really feels about former UFC middleweight champion and mixed martial arts pioneer, Frank Shamrock, in a recent interview. Shamrock and Diaz are slated to touch 'em up tomorrow night (April 11) at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, Calif., during the main event at Strikeforce: "Shamrock vs. Diaz." And it can't come soon enough -- the two have traded back-and-forth barbs for months. Now it's time to let the fists fly and let them do all the talking inside the cage.