Frank Shamrock denies Kimbo fight fix charge

source: sherdog.com
 

Former EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw appeared on SRN Rewind on Sherdog. At an EliteXC event on October 4, 2008, with less than 24 hours before the main event versus Kimbo Slice, Ken Shamrock sustained a cut above his eye, and was unable to fight. EliteXC officials scrambled to find a last minute replacement. Ken's foster brother Frank Shamrock,  who was calling the fight for CBS - offered to step in at the last minute. On the interview, Shaw claimed Shamrock offered to fix the fight.

Jared Shaw:  I kind of was going to hiold this one for a tell all ... I don't want to make any more money in MMA ... I am very much into just good spirit and karma ... There was never a fix that night... but there was an offer of a fix that night ...

Jeff Sherwood: Really? Coming from who?

Jared Shaw: ...  *silence* ... Should I get some police after this? ... nah just kidding ...
So Frank Shamrock pulled me in the back of a room, turned the music up, and offered to work the fight against Kimbo Slice. I almost threw up in my own stomach. Because I had thought for the past six months prior to that that him and Cung Le had fixed their own fight,  unbeknowst to me again. Because I just can't understand why Frank Shamrock didn't go to the ground on Cung Le ... I really don't, I still don't. Until he said that and then my stomach made me throw up in my own mouth ... I'm like Frank, I don't fix fights.

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Frank Shamrock categorically denies the accusation:

"No, absolutely not," Shamrock said Monday on The MMA Hour, when asked by host Ariel Helwani about Shaw's claim. "That's some movie b.s. right there."

"It sounds like he's trying to sell a book or something, or write a movie script," said Shamrock before asking: "Where would I get the music at? What are you talking about here? Do I just carry a beatbox with me?"

Shamrock says he would have never "fiddled with the truth." Fighting is for himself, his art and making money.

"Nothing else makes sense."

Shamrock went on in a later interview:

“The whole thing’s goofy. I can tell you what I probably honestly said is, ‘Don’t worry about it. I’ll make him look like a million bucks.’ But I would have never [offered to work the bout]. That’s just silly.”

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RLL site profile image  

3/23/11 12:51 PM by RLL

This has already been mentioned- but If Frank said that to Shaw Im sure he had a "Pulp Fiction" moment in mind where he was going to bet on himself whip Kimbo's ass for a nice payday.

onepunchJD site profile image  

3/23/11 12:33 PM by onepunchJD

This..Especially at the time Ken was suppose to fight Kimbo. Ken, Like I said, looked good. And this was before TUF and Kimbo's UFC fights, where he actually looked decent. Ken was going to win that fight.Even Ken today beats Kimbo today IMO. Not knocking Kimbo, cause I like him. Either way though, Ken was not scared. He doesnt have that in him, LOL.

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

3/23/11 12:27 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

fact

CharlesLewis site profile image  

3/23/11 11:56 AM by CharlesLewis

 Mitrione is a barely trained football player. Shamrock, or anyone with a shred of submission training, beats Kimbo EVERY SINGLE TIME. The guy got outgrappled by James "DVDs"Thompson.

mendel site profile image  

3/23/11 10:08 AM by mendel

lolkimbo gave matt mitrione a hard fighthe would destroy current ken shamrock

BigWilliam site profile image  

3/23/11 9:39 AM by BigWilliam

I think Shaw wanted someone to take a dive. But I will take Frank Shamrock's word over either or both of the Shaws anyday.

DSaint site profile image  

3/23/11 9:33 AM by DSaint

 I don't get why this is so hard to believe. MMA fans want to believe this circus is so far removed from pro wrestling, when it fact it was completely birthed out of it.

FingerorMoon site profile image  

3/23/11 4:23 AM by FingerorMoon

Impressive theory by Shaw...except Frank was relying on Ken getting the big Kimbo win to help build the Blood Brothers PPV for both fans and more importantly, investors.Due to Ken tarnishing his rep (even if by accident) and showing himself to be unreliable, Frank lost what investors he had for the Blood Brothers event and the whole thing was called off....which kinda pokes a hole in the theory that they 'schemed' to get Ken out of the match to 'help' their event...

CharlesLewis site profile image  

3/23/11 4:07 AM by CharlesLewis

 I am no fan of Ken, but to suggest he feared Kimbo is beyond asinine. Even on his worst day Ken taps Kimbo on his best day.

grenade whistle site profile image  

3/23/11 3:42 AM by grenade whistle

+1