Sonnen: 'Scumbag' Ken Shamrock is ripping off promoters


Chael: Shamrock recently appeared on Sherdog's "It's time with Bruce Buffer." Chael discusses his amateur boxing history, Black House, his relationship with his mom, and how he, even as a cornerman, wasn't privy to Hallman's wardrobe choice.

Most dramatically, Chael was asked about his thoughts on the upcoming Shamrock v Toney bout.

"I will guarantee you," Sonnen responded "as sure as night follows day, and I'll break it on your show right now: Not only is that fight not going to happen, it never was."

"Ken Shamrock is going around to all of these different promoters doing his typical scumbag move, getting money up front and telling them 'I'm a [UFC] hall of famer and I don't know if you guys will continue to exist, so give me a ten grand signing bonus.' He takes their money, he goes and blades himself in the back and whatever make believe things that guy does.

"Won't show up -- guaranteed he won't show up -- keeps their ten grand and moves on to the next unassuming promoter. He's not gonna fight James Toney any more than you are. He never was. That fight won't happen. Mark my words."

Listen to entire interview...

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IfapouttoBrenchael site profile image  

10/14/11 6:23 PM by IfapouttoBrenchael

lmao- 1997 Ken or even the Ken that took on Don would push Chael shit in...even sideways.

GladiatorGannon site profile image  

10/14/11 4:56 PM by GladiatorGannon

The game has grown quite a bit since then. Chael trashes any version of Ken badly.

Masakatsu Funaki site profile image  

10/14/11 4:25 PM by Masakatsu Funaki

 It looks as if Chael was right about this...

myee8 site profile image  

8/14/11 1:04 AM by myee8

No way, Chael will wrestlefuck him for 3 rounds unless Stann can pull off a hail mary triangle choke...

tapout06 site profile image  

8/14/11 12:53 AM by tapout06

i am being serious..... ken wins imo

Funaki Masakatsu #1 site profile image  

8/12/11 9:50 AM by Funaki Masakatsu #1

Why not? He didn't say anything remotely unfair.

Chromium site profile image  

8/12/11 5:14 AM by Chromium

Can't tell if serious or not.

onepunchJD site profile image  

8/12/11 3:36 AM by onepunchJD

WTF?.... Gannon, you are a valued poster here, and a VERY tough guy...But Chael Sonnen would have nothing for a prime Ken Shamrock. Ken would stuff every takedown, and be more dangerous in the standup. IF, Chael got Ken down.. no way he finishes him. I would even say the Ken that beat Kimo in the rematch would have his way with Chael Sonnen.BTW - they would never fight. Ken was a small HW, and a sucked in LHW. But in an open weight situation, prime Ken would hurt Sonnen.. very little doubt there.As far as the rest of you...Ken never ducked anybody.. least of all Kimbo Slice. Ken was very confident at the weigh ins, and IMO was going to beat Kimbo that night.Ken was more upset than anybody they wouldnt let him fight.

nobones site profile image  

8/12/11 3:15 AM by nobones

 It's an old carny trick.  Chael is probably right.  A carny recognizes another carny any day of the week.

StretchPlum site profile image  

8/12/11 1:18 AM by StretchPlum

Shamrock would have kicked his ass. His problem is simple. He's a wrestler and he can't shoot because of his injuries.