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The Maniac
03-09-2004, 17:04

Just a couple of weeks ago, Ken Shamrock had surgery to repair his
shoulder, which was actually injured prior to his fight with Kimo at
UFC 48. Shamrock has started his rehab program and will be ready to
train at full strength in 2 to 3 weeks, and now he’s looking forward to
a return to fighting… in Japan.

Unless you’ve been under a rock lately, you’d know that UFC president
Dana White, in an attempt to head off Pride’s repeated threats of a
U.S. invasion, announced that UFC 51 will take place December 12th in
Japan. Ken Shamrock is feeling good and wants to be a part of the
promotion that he helped launch when they return to the land of the
rising sun.

According to Shamrock, the surgery to repair his shoulder went better
than expected, “There was a tear in the labrum and some bone spurs, so
I had it cleaned up. It was a scope; they went in four different
places. They shaved the bone off and they cleaned up the labrum. It was
a lot better than they had expected.?

Now, nothing has been worked out between Shamrock and the UFC. Right
now, it’s just something that Shamrock would like to pursue. If it does
come to fruition, and considering that Tito Ortiz would most likely
face Vitor Belfort if he were to be on the Japan card, whom would
Shamrock like to face? “I like Don Frye for a rematch… That’s just
something that I’ve had in my mind; if we’re going to go to Japan, that
would be a great spot for a rematch,? he says.

If the speculation surrounding the UFC’s show in Japan is even remotely
accurate, it looks like they will be making a stellar return to the
East. And if Shamrock is added on, the star factor for UFC 51 will be
through the roof.

03-09-2004, 17:08
shamrock is altijd spektakel in de ring

03-09-2004, 17:09
rematch met Don Frye zou echt vet zijn

03-09-2004, 17:20
ik wil FRANK!!!!!! Ik hoopte zo dat deze topic over frank zou gaan. btw ik zag laatst een aflevering van walker texas ranger met chuckie noris... daar speelde frank ook een rol in... lekker belangrijk, maar ja

03-09-2004, 17:57
ik wil FRANK!!!!!! Ik hoopte zo dat deze topic over frank zou gaan. btw ik zag laatst een aflevering van walker texas ranger met chuckie noris... daar speelde frank ook een rol in... lekker belangrijk, maar ja

er staat een highlight van frank shamrock in het multimedia forum ;)

03-09-2004, 18:06
Ken Shamrock Interview: Couture, Kimo & Surgery
Reported By: Boxing Insider - 09.03.2004 02:35 AM

By Ken Pishna, BoxingInsider.com

BoxingInsider.com: Ken, you were in attendance at UFC 49, what did you think of Randy Couture’s performance in the main event against Vitor Belfort?

Ken Shamrock: Randy is very good at what he does and Vitor really never got off. I saw him kind of hesitating on throwing his punches. I saw a couple of times Randy coming in and challenging Vitor to throw punches and I think Vitor threw a punch maybe one time and I think that was an uppercut. But other than that, Randy challenged him straight up coming straight in and Vitor never answered his challenge. He basically let Randy lock up with him. He did a great job defending in the first round. Then, after that, it was Randy’s way. Randy just kept closing distance, tying up, sweeping him and taking him to the ground and ground and pounding him. So Vitor never got into a rhythm, never got punches off, never challenged Randy.

BoxingInsider.com: So, would you say that Randy’s success came from him being so suffocating or was it that Vitor just couldn’t find a way to get into his rhythm or was it some sort of combination?

Ken Shamrock: Well, you know, if you watch the fight very closely, you can see Randy coming straight in and I think Vitor probably threw maybe two punches total in the three rounds when Randy was coming in. Vitor never sidestepped. So, even though Randy is very good at what he does, Vitor never challenged him in the sense of trying to throw some combination punches and moving side to side and moving his feet, being a harder target for Randy to tie up with. He was an easy target to come in close and clinch because Randy never had to worry much about getting punched. I just don’t think Vitor put his hands together and I don’t think he did any side-to-side movement. I watched the fight over again and I saw a guy standing flat-footed and waiting for the clinch.

BoxingInsider.com: Quite a few people now are presenting Randy with a tremendous amount of accolades, saying that he’s one of the best of all time and such. Do you feel that this prestige is well deserved? Is Randy one of the greatest of all time or is he just a great dominating fighter?

Ken Shamrock:I think that the few things that Randy does, he does very well. In order to beat Randy, you don’t let him control the pace of the fight. The couple of times that I saw Randy lose, I saw him lose to Ricco Rodriguez and he was basically dominating Ricco and physically something happened and his arms went limp. The other time that I saw him lose was to Josh Barnett when he got taken down and put on his back. That’s what happened with Ricco. Ricco took him down and put him on his back. You have to take the fight to Randy; you have to take the pace to Randy. If you wait for him, he’s going to control the fight. He’s going to push the pace. You have to back Randy up; you have to get after him. I thought that’s what Vitor might do in this fight, but he didn’t. He was just kind of waiting for that one shot or whatever and that’s just not going to come with Randy; he’s too smart.

BoxingInsider.com: Wanderlei Silva was also in attendance at UFC 49 and lots of people of brought up the “what if? idea of Wanderlei facing Randy. I think that, realistically, the relationship between Pride and the UFC is such that it’s probably not going to happen any time soon. What about a Randy Couture versus Ken Shamrock fight? Is that something that you would like to see happen?

Ken Shamrock: Randy is a great fighter. You know, I’ve definitely earned my reputation and Randy’s earned his reputation. I respect him as a fighter and also as a person. Randy always wants to fight the best, to be the best and that’s the same way that I think. I don’t want to just be a gym fighter or a guy that goes by just making a living;

I’m going to step up to the best guy that there is out there. That’s the way I am and that’s the way Randy is. So, I would imagine that somewhere along the line our paths are going to cross and it’s going to happen. If we both continue to win, then it’s got to happen.

BoxingInsider.com: That said, when do you think you’ll be back in the ring working on that win streak?

Ken Shamrock: I’m trying to put something together for December.

BoxingInsider.com: Are you going to be physically ready for that?

Ken Shamrock: Yeah, absolutely, I’ll be ready. I’m pretty good at healing fast. I knew what my knee did; I was back in the ring fighting in 8 months. The shoulder is going to be no different.

BoxingInsider.com: Let’s talk about your knee for a minute. Did you feel any affects of the ACL surgery when you stepped back in the cage to face Kimo?

Ken Shamrock: Yes, for the better. I was able to spin him off into the fence. I was able to use more knees. I had better balance than before the surgery. The injury took away a lot of my ability while standing; I feel like I’ve gotten a lot of that back. I felt really good in that fight and I got tested with Kimo pushing on me and backing me into the fence. I was able to spin out and put him into the fence and use pretty effective knees on him. I felt that in that fight I really got to see how well my knee had come back. I was really, really pleased.

BoxingInsider.com: Staying on Kimo for just a moment, do you have any thoughts on him testing positive for steroids.

Ken Shamrock: When I go into the ring and I fight the guy that they put in there against me. I talk trash before the fight; I’ll do whatever I can before the fight to get into my opponent’s head. I have a lot of strategy before a fight and I like to see who my opponent is. When a fight’s over, there’s nothing more to say. Whatever has happened to Kimo, that’s a problem that he has to deal with and I can’t make any comment on it. I don’t feel that it’s my place. I move on and he has to deal with his problem.

BoxingInsider.com: You had surgery just a couple of weeks ago on your rotator cuff, correct?

Ken Shamrock: Actually, it wasn’t the rotator cuff; it was the labrum. There was a tear in the labrum and some bone spurs, so I had it cleaned up. It was a scope; they went in four different places. They shaved the bone off and they cleaned up the labrum. It was a lot better than they had expected. They thought they were going to have to put a couple of stitches in there, but they didn’t have to. That cuts my recovery time down.

BoxingInsider.com: How’s the rehab going?

Ken Shamrock: It’s great. I started doing some weights, doing some legs. Today I started doing some light, light bench. It’s sore, but I’m able to do some weight on there, get the mobility, and get the blood flowing in there again.

BoxingInsider.com: When do expect to be training at 100% again?

Ken Shamrock: I would say, probably 2 to 3 weeks, I should be hitting the weights pretty hard and getting my size and strength back.

BoxingInsider.com: Wow, the surgery must have went very well.

Ken Shamrock: Yeah, it did. When I had the torn ACL, it was completely torn. They had to go in there and take part of my patella and they put a screw in the top and the bottom to attach it to my knee and eight months later, I’m in the ring fighting. I was training about 2 or 3 months after the surgery, so I heal pretty fast.

Ken Shamrock is a regular contributor to BoxingInsider.com. You can check out Ken’s web site at KenShamrock.com. Look for his new Lion’s Den clothing line to be debuting soon on KenShamrock

03-09-2004, 20:05
Ik zie idd ook liever Frank Shamrock