"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. "
-Frank Shamrock reveals that he "popped" a few ribs leading up to his unfortunate performance against Nick Diaz at Strikeforce: "Shamrock vs. Diaz" back in March. Shamrock lost the fight via TKO in round number two and feels that he wasn't able to train adaquately leading up to the fight. A rematch would still likely draw numbers, especially if the fight is held in San Jose where Shamrock is a legend.