Representin' The MA's
And this time it's perhaps a favorable matchup, which would help with that $175K bill he supposedly owes Zuffa. From Cage Potato:
Well it looks like Ken Shamrock is determined to free himself from the $175,000 financial debt he owes the UFC and WEC parent company, Zuffa LLC.
According to MMAFighting, the 46-year-old UFC Hall-of-Famer, who unsuccessfully tried to sue the UFC earlier this year and now must pay the company's $175,000 in lawyers fees will take on Johnathan Ivey under the USA MMA banner October 16 in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Perhaps Shamrock (27-14-2), who only has one win in the past five years, is thinking statistics will be on his side for this one.
Ivey is 29-42 in 71 outings and has lost to every UFC and PRIDE fighter he has ever faced including Dan Severn, Jeremy Horn, Travis Wiuff, Ben Rothwell, Sam Hoger, Jake O'Brien, Ricco Rodriguez, and most recently, Sean McCorkle.
The paycheck, which will most likely be made out to Zuffa, will be "The World's Most Dangerous Man's" second one he has earned for the UFC this year.
In his most recent outing, he lost via first round leg kick TKO to Pedro Rizzo while fighting for the upstart Australian Impact FC promotion in July. He is the only fighter to date who has been paid in full for his services to the promotion.
For those who are unfamiliar with the story of Ken suing the UFC, Shamrock launched the ill-fated suit against Zuffa last year, claiming that he was contracted to a second fight with the UFC to rematch Tito Ortiz after losing their third showdown in 2006. After that show, which by the "Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter" name alone indicated there likely wouldn't be another meeting between the two, Shamrock promptly announced his retirement.
When he revealed two years later that he had his fingers crossed behind his back when he said he was retiring, the UFC was no longer interested in having him on their roster, (which is no surprise considering he was 44 at the time and was 1-6 in his last seven fights) which prompted Ken Sham to sue.
If he gets paid of course, I'll say over/under: $50K.