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Frank Shamrock: Ken Shamrock cut himself to escape fight with Kimbo Slice

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I think Ken cut himself. It goes back to his giant ego and not being smart enough to understand the rest of the business. I think he got upset because Kimbo was making twice as much as he was and I don’t think his ego could take it. I know for a fact that he tried to hold the network up for more money the day before the show and unfortunately his parting words were, “Well, then you never know what will happen because anything can happen.” Then when he showed up with the cut we all thought he juiced himself. You know, he’s not to be trusted … a real fighter would have superglued it and put makeup on it and been and would have been out there fighting. Which (is something) I have done and many fighters have done many times … I have no idea what he’s doing. I just hope when he’s finished destroying himself that he has something left to live by.

-Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Frank Shamrock comments to Sam Caplan on brother Ken’s last-minute withdrawal from his EliteXC main event fight against Kimbo Slice last October due to (a possible self-inflicted) cut sustained hours for the bout. Frank — who had not been training for a fight and competes at 185 pounds — volunteered to fight the much larger Slice on two hours notice. Unfortunately CBS executives reportedly nixed the idea and opted to go with Seth Petruzelli instead. The rest, as “they” say is history. Despite moments of civility, the adopted and quasi-estranged brothers are back on bad terms following the illness of their father Bob. Family Feud, MMA style. For the rest of the interview click here.


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Post #1   2/26/09 11:04:19PM   

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I don't get why they hate each other so much. I can't wait to see what Ken says back to Frank on this one.

And I find it funny if it's true that he did cut himself before the fight.

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Posted by Boo_Radley21

I don't get why they hate each other so much. I can't wait to see what Ken says back to Frank on this one.

And I find it funny if it's true that he did cut himself before the fight.



well that;s what happens when you have two immature, arrogant guys with a short fuse who have had a squabble.

from wiki:

Ken and Frank have an estranged relationship; Ken has claimed that Frank mistreated their foster father Bob, while Frank claims that the real reason for the fallout with Ken is due to his feeling that Ken was trying to keep Frank's career down. Frank asserts that he and Ken have never been close, and that his attempts to mend their relationship have been rejected by Ken

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I dont think I believe that there not real brothers, they act alike and look alike.

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Posted by EvenFlow

I dont think I believe that there not real brothers, they act alike and look alike.



well birth certificates disagree with you

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Posted by jiujitsufreak74


Posted by EvenFlow

I dont think I believe that there not real brothers, they act alike and look alike.



well birth certificates disagree with you



Can you divorce you're family as a kid? if so I think they got divorced lol

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Posted by EvenFlow

I dont think I believe that there not real brothers, they act alike and look alike.



HAHAHAHA, this has to be a joke, it's well known they're both adopted by the same guy. Ken is from an Irish/English type background (his birth name is well enuf known, tho I can't think of it) and Frank's last name is Juarez and is (obviously) latino.

Anyway

My feeling has always been that he was asked to keep it standing (prob'ly had the obvious gameplan to go for the takedown) and chose to go for "a hard workout" and get cut. "accidentally on purpose" type of thing, but having more to do w/ being asked to run the match in a specific way that played to his weakenesses and the opponents strengths. Seth admitted he was asked to keep it standing (before recanting when he realized what he was doing to his career) and I think that convo was what made Ken get angry and go into the gym in a self destructive way. Maybe he did cut himself, who knows, as a former pro wrestler he might know how to do it to look natural. We're all entitled to our op and Frank is a **** talker who is tryign to build hype for this much rumored match.

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Posted by JimiMak

this has to be a joke



Yes jimi it was a joke........

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In 1997, Frank had a falling out with Ken and Bob; they would not communicate again until Bob became terminally ill years later. In separate interviews aired Jan. 18, 2007 by Sherdog.com's Beatdown radio show, both Frank and Ken said they remain estranged — Frank claimed Ken has spurned all attempts at reconciliation; Ken accused Frank of treating their adoptive father badly [1].

In an interview with Sam Caplan of sportsline.com, Frank revealed he felt concerned with Ken's training methods, and when he confronted Ken, he was told "You don't have what it takes, you're not going to be a world champion and I want you to run my gyms for the rest of your life." This spurred him on to leave which led to the estrangement both Ken and Bob (who took Ken's side in the disagreement) He also stated that he would be happy to fight against Ken, should the opportunity arise.[2] Ken feels the same way, stating on Sherdog radio network, that Shamrock vs. Shamrock is a distinct possibility, stating that he taught Frank everything he knows and that it's wrong to proclaim yourself "The Legend," a moniker Frank has been using since his return at WEC 6.

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Posted by jiujitsufreak74


Posted by EvenFlow

I dont think I believe that there not real brothers, they act alike and look alike.



well birth certificates disagree with you



They could still hawe bob as their real dad. Many guys has secret kids

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well if you look at their fights... Frank was always a bit better then Ken and he pulled way ahead of Ken in abilty when he left the Lions Den

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Frank, you're full of $hit.

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i definately think this is true...ken is a punk and he needs to retire....

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I said the same thing about 3 seconds into the show when Ken Shamrock explained what happened and went into a tirade about how bad he wanted to fight.
His Pro Wrestling experience was evident.

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Posted by Sir_Karl

I said the same thing about 3 seconds into the show when Ken Shamrock explained what happened and went into a tirade about how bad he wanted to fight.
His Pro Wrestling experience was evident.




that cut wsa the most convientiant thing ever for him... he didn't get the money he wanted so he tried to screw over eliteXC by bailing on the fight last minute...



funny thing is Seth KOed Kimbo where Ken never could of

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