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No word on Ken Shamrock’s UFC return

One of the human race’s biggest problems is having an attention span of approximately 40 seconds (coincidentally, this is how long it takes to get their food served at McFatty’s). One of the stories people have forgotten was that Ken Shamrock wants to fight in the UFC again, and has sent a proposal to Dana White. This was two weeks ago, and since then there hasn’t been any information whatsoever on what’s happening with this. I just thought I’d bring it up in case someone with connections reads this. I hear Ken Shamrock is a popular guy or some junk, and some people might be interested in knowing. Kinda.

  • Jonathan

    I think that he needs to stay retired.

    Unless you can win a match by kneebar…or at least bring back the Ken Shamrock that we all know and loved in Pancrase. His form was impeccable back then, and he was able to move so quickly on the ground. Somehow, that never transferred over to the UFC…even in the early ones. I wouldn’t mind seeing the old Ken back if you know what I mean.

    Other then that, he should fight Jens Pulver.

  • intenso

    as fun as it is to watch Ken get his face smashed, I really have no interest in ever seeing him fight again.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    haha I hear what you mean Jon. But there are places for guys like Shamrock in the UFC. There are tons of other aging guys who the UFC could put him up against. One of the contracts the UFC got when it bought WEC was Bas Rutten’s. A Rutten/Shamrock fight would be very exciting, as Shamrock used to regularly tool Rutten. Not everything has to be about the belt. Put older guys against older guys. There’s tons of guys that Shamrock could compete with … he came really close to tapping Franklin when they fought. Sure, he got tooled right after, but it shows he’s still got some skills. The fact that one of the best fighters in MMA (yeah, Tito is up there even if we don’t like him) beat him twice doesn’t mean he can’t win against others.

  • Jonathan

    The problem that they are going to run into is getting the older guys licensed to fight in either Nevada or California. Maybe they can get the fight sanctioned in Montana or some place like that…but who would go to it? And with the UFC quickly becoming MMA itself, and with that attention comes increased spotlight and attention, and this means tighter scrutiny when trying to get fights established and licenses, since no one, especially a state athletic commission is going to want to risk a fighter dieing or otherwise being seriously/severely injured on one of their state sanctioned cards.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    I don’t see the issue with older guys … Couture is fighting at 43 and will probably be around for another 3-4 years. I don’t think Nevada wouldn’t turn down an older fighter if they were healthy.

  • Jonathan

    Wasn’t there a problem getting the Marco Ruas and Maurice Smith fight licensed in either California or Nevada? And I am sure that any SAC is going to look at Shamrock’s most current fights and see that he has had the floor mopped with his face and would be, at the very least, questionable about his willingness or desire or ability to fight in the ring/octagon again.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    It was California, but those guys are fucking Nazis. Down the line they’ll just be like “You’re black, you’re jewish, you’re polish. No fighting for you and you’re suspended from fighting anywhere else in the universe. Heil Armando”

  • Jonathan

    I made the same kind of statement on Fightopinion.com, but in much nicer words.

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