Jake Shields: Nick Diaz has calmed down, he's going to fight againPosted on February 22, 2012, 12:11 PM by Joey Santosus
Former Strikeforce Champion Jake Shields, who will look to get back in the win column against Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 144, discusses his opponent, as well as his training and preparation for the bout. Shields also talks about his Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu teammate, Nick Diaz, explaining that, though "The Stockton Bad Boy" is a little "burned-out," he is unlikely to retire.
"He's calmed down. I think he's going to fight again. He's just a little burned out. They've been fighting him like crazy, keeping him busy - I think he just needs a break. Unfortunately, he'll probably be suspended for a little while, but the time off, I think will make him love the sport again and want to get back in there."