Here’s a video of Shamrock and Diaz’ weigh in:
Video of the main card weigh ins and photos of the whole thing, including Cyborg’s weigh-in after the jump. When the commission weight-taker had to move the big weight block after pushing the little one over and over and over to the edge, you could feel the packed room sigh a collective, “Uh oh,” and Cyborg looked off to the side, shrugging with an awkward smile.
And as big of a fan I am of Nick Diaz — It still hurt my feelings to hear him drop the new f-bomb regarding Frank Shamrock’s tattoo. I know he’s kind of nuts, in an endearing way, but I keep falsely hoping that friends that partake in herbal remedies and perhaps spend much of their lives outside the mainstream would have more compassion for others also living on the fringes.
Overall, I hope Akano takes it to Cyborg for three rounds so I get a ton of great photos to make up for the time spent staying up for the news it was off, on, off but they’re still talking, okay it’s on, and when MMA ascends to its place in the mainstream, that it sheds a lot of its ugliness, but still retains the excitement and technical mastery we love.