As much as I’m going to miss shitting on Strikeforce for all the mistakes they make, the comedic loss is nothing compared to when EliteXC shut down. Now there was an organization you could hate on every level. Most of Strikeforce’s screwups came from the fact that they were a 10-person team trying to run against the monolithic UFC with Showtime tripping them up on the side. With EliteXC, it was pure corruption and chaos, with head Gary Shaw installing his idiot son $kala (aka Jared Shaw) as vice president and the company losing 50+ million bucks in just over two years.
Normally when Jared Shaw’s name comes up, it’s as part of a punchline. But just recently he showed up on a Sherdog ‘Rewind’ podcast and accused Frank Shamrock of offering to throw a fight against Kimbo Slice:
“Frank Shamrock pulled me in the back of a room, turned the music up and offered to work the fight against Kimbo Slice,” Shaw claimed on the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Rewind” show. “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, unbeknownst to me. 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. I don’t do that.’”
However, Shamrock remembers the conversation differently.
“The whole thing’s goofy,” he responded. “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.”
Asked to clarify what making Slice look like a million bucks would entail, Shamrock said it meant that he’d “kick the crap out of him with style.”
What blows me away is Frank acknowledging he ever talked to Jared Shaw about anything of importance. $kala was a fucking joke who’s bullshit position only existed because he came out of Gary Shaw’s nutsack. Why anyone would go to him about anything important is beyond me.
On it’s face, the idea that Frank Shamrock would tell Jared Shaw – douchebag loudmouth borderline retarded dipshit Jared Shaw – that he’d throw a fight is pretty ridiculous. That’d be like Justin Beiber telling Perez Hilton about all the secret cock he gobbles. If you’re going to throw a fight (and I’m not suggesting Frank would), you don’t do it in such a way that puts your legacy in the hands of one of the most useless shitstains that has ever graced the industry.