Shamrock explains 'infamous cut' that prevented bout with Kimbo

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com
 

"We never got an opportunity to straighten that out, but it wasn't like it wasn't going to get straightened out," he said.

Asked if he would have fought had it not been straightened out, Shamrock didn't need to hear the entire question.

"Absolutely," he said.

Some of the rumors came from people inside the company, lending credence to what was said. But Shamrock said that was a byproduct of the anger from many because the fight wasn't happening.

"I was upset, obviously," he said. "It’s Kimbo Slice, for God's sakes. How hard is that going to be? And that’s exactly what I said. I said, ‘It ain’t going to take long. He’s going to go to the ground and the fight’s over.' Basically that was my case to them, but they came back and said it wasn’t going to happen."

Shamrock said that in the aftermath, he was surprised with the blowback he was receiving, and the accusations that were flying his way, as if the previous years of his career suddenly counted for nothing.

The entirety of the situation made it difficult to digest.

"I don't understand some of the comments that were made," he said. "I mean, who am I? Who is this Ken Shamrock, all of the sudden that cut himself? Who is this guy who went into the ring fearless for 13, 15, 20 years, would fight anybody... all of the sudden he's changed?"

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RowdyTookMyArm site profile image  

3/26/12 10:32 PM by RowdyTookMyArm

why would Ken cut himself? simple question and none of you retards have yet to answer it.

onepunchJD site profile image  

3/26/12 12:43 PM by onepunchJD

Good points. But trying to hide the cut would be dishonest. I also just don't believe he could hide a cut on his face with superglue and makeup. Could Ken have gone about it a different way? Maybe. But going in pretending the cut wasn't there seems kind of silly.The point is, people seem so damn sure Ken cut himself. It would take more significant evidence to convince me that he did. He just had too much to lose and nothing to gain by cutting himself, especially considering where he was at in his career. Another factor I didn't know about before, was the health issues his dad was facing leading up to it. I have personally been in those types of situations too many times. I know it can be a serious distraction. So a lapse in focus leading to an accidental cut, is not far fetched at all. It actually kind of makes sense.Unless there is some smoking gun of evidence that comes up.. Ken should get the benefit doubt here. The whole thing just doesn't make sense, and I think some people behind the scenes are guilty of adding fuel to the fire.And yes.. I do come off as a Shamrock apologist. The guy has a ton of loyal fans, and fighters that respect him for his accomplishments. But there are also groups of people who seem to go out of their way to trash Ken, and discredit him whenever possible. It's similar to some of the hate Fedor gets here. If people wouldn't post so much ignorant and inaccurate bullshit about these fighters.. I wouldn't feel compelled to point out the obvious flaws in their arguments.As far as the Sak incident.. it doesn't take a Shamrock apologist to see what a terrible stoppage that was. Most people I have talked to agree it was bad. It's pretty obvious.

Jaybrone site profile image  

3/26/12 9:08 AM by Jaybrone

 JD You come across as a Shamrock apologist. Worst stoppage ever, is no way he cut himself etc. There is just as much reason to believe he did in fact cut himself. Its a controversy because of the shady circumstances around the incident. He knew he wasn't going to make near the money Kimbo was and he was pissed. He probably figured they would have no choice but to pay him. When they didnt cave at the last minute he turns up cut with stitches. As tons of veteran fighters have stated as soon as he got it stitched there is NO doc or commission in the world that is letting him fight. He could have tried to hide it but he didn't. This is one of those things that will always be in question regardless of if he is guilty of blading or not.

onepunchJD site profile image  

3/25/12 11:37 PM by onepunchJD

LOL.. you make no sense.As usual.. the thin arguments wear out over time."Whatever.. I KNOW PEOPLE".LOL.The defense rests.

mrantistupiditay site profile image  

3/25/12 9:59 PM by mrantistupiditay

"You come off"Hello, fightsport troll.

onepunchJD site profile image  

3/25/12 9:41 PM by onepunchJD

mrantistupiditay - You come off as a disrespectful asshole. I'm willing to bet you wouldn't be so bold in person. Too bad we'll never find out. I don't mind disagreeing with people. When somebody can point out evidence proving me wrong.. I am the first to step up and admit it. But so far, you have not. G-Hands - You are correct, and that part doesn't make a lot of sense. But I really don't think some superglue and makeup was going to hide that cut.. and maybe Ken didn't either.As far as the doctors and athletic commissions.. they are the ones who should have let Ken fight. It's still a judgment call for whoever makes the final decision.The point is, I don't care if it was the doctor, or the fucking Easter Bunny.. they should have let him fight.Now thats my opinion. Of course, when it comes to athletic commissions, I believe they are as corrupt as anybody else.

ufcman187 site profile image  

3/25/12 8:08 PM by ufcman187

Ken Shamrock vs Steven Segal. One of them will shut up after this reguardless

mrantistupiditay site profile image  

3/25/12 7:28 PM by mrantistupiditay

He's trollen. There was some doubt, that maybe he might have just been a complete idiot, or a child, but after the last one it's obvious he's just a dumbshit attention-seeking troll.

William Colosimo site profile image  

3/25/12 6:45 PM by William Colosimo

how do I download this video?me want

Don Drapers Penis site profile image  

3/25/12 6:24 PM by Don Drapers Penis

Eh gonna edit this out, Shamrock isn't worth a ban if some mod has a hardon for him.