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Ken was competing in the first King Of Pancrase tournament in Japan.
The tournament took place over 2 days.
Ken beat Alex Cook, Masa Funaki, Mo Smith, and Manabu Yamada -- to become the first ever KING OF PANCRASE.
That's very unfortunate..he should have been in UFC 4.. He really needed that UFC tournament Victory for his resume
I think if Shamrock had fought Severn at UFC 4, I don't see Ken submitting Dan from the bottom nor do I see him knocking Dan out..Severn was very green at the time but still a beast wrestler
Are you trolling?
Ken started his MMA career in Pancrase.
Why wouldn't he compete in that historic event?
IMO Pancrase had the more skilled overall roster than the UFC at the time.
That said, IMO the top 2-3 UFC fighters were better than the best Pancrase fighters -- with the obvious exception of Ken -- who was indisputably the best Pancrase fighter, and arguably the second best UFC fighter until the Royce/Ken Superfight -- when he became the best UFC fighter as well.
Are you not aware that Ken easily submitted Dan Severn at UFC 6?
Ken shamrock and Mark Coleman are the only 2 fighters of that era who were able to run-through "The Beast", and make it look easy.
In fact -- Dan Severn has been quoted as saying Ken Shamrock was the strongest man he ever fought, and the only fighter he couldn't move.
On top of that:
Don Frye has said that the reason he wanted to fight Ken -- was because he didn't think the man lived who could manhandle Dan Severn -- and he wanted to test himself against that man.
So are you trolling?
Or do you really just not know the history?
""""nor do I see him knocking Dan out""""
It's been well established that Ken KOd Mark Coleman in training.
Granted, it is training -- so take that for what it's worth.
But as the confirmed story goes:
Coleman and Ken were sparring.
Coleman went too hard, and dropped Ken with a punch.
Ken got up, and knocked Coleman out, to prove a point.
Ken Shamrock was undefeated in 3 ToughMan competitions.
He hit hard, and could take a punch.
Ken in the 90s wasn't known for his striking much -- (although he hurt and dropped guys with open-hand strikes and knees from the clinch in Pancrase) (as well as physically getting the better of Bas Rutten in striking exchanges).
But between Ken and Severn... lol... yeah, Ken could KO Severn long before Dan would KO Ken.
I recommend you avoid wikipedia, and just watch the events in order.