New Frank Shamrock interview.
On Nick Diaz...
"As a fighter, he’s game. He’s game, he’s good, he’s aggressive, he’s not scared and he is definitely someone to be reckoned with. I definitely have to watch my ground game and make sure I’m on top of it. I know he’s going to come hungry. This is his chance to really make his mark. This is his shot at stardom. I know I’m going to have to knock him out to put him out."
"Stylistically, I think me and Nick match up well. The biggest problem is Nick doesn’t move his head well and I punch really hard. If he doesn’t move his head, I’m going to knock it right off."
"I think he took a page out of my book and crumbled it up a little bit. But yeah, he likes to play the game. He’s always in great vascular condition so he’s got the wind to play around and stuff. I don’t think you’re going to see him play around in this match. I think you’re going to see him scrambling for his life."
On a fight with his brother Ken...
"It still interests me 100%. To me, we are entertainers that fight, but without entertainment, it’s just 2 guys beating each other up and that’s not all that cool or entertaining in my opinion. I thought the story was always important, that we told it, and it’s the history of the sport. We’re a family that bled for it. I think that’s important for the sport. But I think Ken’s day is done man. He needs to hang it up, give it up and start running some businesses or something."
On boxing in the near future...
"It’s been a dream since I was a little boy and being a boxing champion is what got me into mixed martial arts. I’ve already talked to Showtime about it and we’re looking for opponents. Boxing, to me, is a very beautiful art, a very damaging art, but beautiful as well. I would love to get in there and try it. I’m running out of guys to fight in MMA so watch out boxers."
"You know the guy who I think has an amazing game as a boxer is Antonio Tarver. I always thought he was just beautiful in the ring and years ago, when I used to watch him, I knew he would kick the crap out of me because I didn’t have the skills, but now I think I have the skills to stand up with him."
More in the full interview:FRANK SHAMROCK: "I KNOW I'M GOING TO HAVE TO KNOCK HIM OUT"