Thursday, May 16, 2013

Because You Didn't Ask: Ken Shamrock's Opinions on Boxing and Mayweather

In the event you have $12 to blow in 60 seconds or less, you can call Ken Shamrock through and speak to him directly.
No, I'm not making this up.
On to the real "point" of this post if I can even call it that:
Ken Shamrock has a love/hate relationship with MMA fans, as they do with him.
Whether it's his priceless quotes leading up to his drubbing at the hands of Tito Ortiz, or the phantom tap with Royce Gracie, or the sad spiral into obscurity as he fights all manner of no names on the regional circuit, he is that part of old school MMA that will never truly die.

At any rate, here are some of his thoughts on boxing...because, well, you didn't ask:
"I think that's what really hurt boxing in the long run," he today told Radio ( "People were sick and tired of these paper champions, these guys who were bringing kids in and giving them 10 fights so they could knock [all their opponents] out.
"All of the sudden they're getting title shots against a guy who has no business being in there with them. But they'll throw in so many chumps that the guy knocks them out. Then they throw him on TV, they do some Big Mac commercials, and they show these incredible knockouts of guys who shouldn't have been in there, and people are like, 'Oh, wow. This would be a great fight.' But fans got wise."
Who remembers this gem from early days of MMA on cable television?

"I will not go quietly into the night."


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