Posted On:1/20/2015 8:24pm
UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock (28-15-2) has announced his next move in combat sports: a bareknuckle boxing match.
An announcement was made today on Shamrock’s official website, stating “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” will face “bareknuckle legend James Quinn” in an April 2015 bout to be held in the U.K.
No other details were released, but the statement contends the 50-year-old UFC pioneer is fight ready.
“Shamrock is in great health and feels invigorated by this opportunity to continue to compete and to continue giving back to his fans,” the statement read. “Shamrock is going back to his roots as a fighter. Knowing his body well, Shamrock knows that his decision to re-enter the ring for the love of this sport is a sound decision.
“Shamrock adamantly believes that age should never be a restriction to any athlete. People can do amazing feats past their prime, if it’s a priority to them.”
One of the UFC’s first superstars, Shamrock actually began his MMA career prior to UFC 1, competing three times under the Pancrase banner. His MMA career stretched for more than 17 years, with his final appearance taking place in a November 2010 bout under the King of the Cage banner.
While he’s spent the past four years on the sidelines, Shamrock’s team insists there are still great moments to come.
“With all his accomplishments in fighting, Shamrock is not done,” the statement reads. “Fighting is in his blood, and he still has the fire to do what he has always been passionate about.
Posted On:1/20/2015 8:41pm
Style: Shoo Sheetzoo
Man, I already had a raging street-boner after watching some forbidden Judo-techniques, but this just sent me over the edge. This is probably the manliest career move I've ever heard of.
Posted On:1/20/2015 9:18pm
Knowing him, he'll probably take the money and run just before the fight happens.
Posted On:1/20/2015 9:56pm
Style: Siling Labuyo Arnis
Mickey Rourke is probably looking for his next opponent ...
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