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wrestler_nl
21-01-2008, 12:25
Itís a family affair in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) for the Shamrocks.
Last week 43-year-old (soon to be 44) Ken Shamrock announced he was coming out of quasi-retirement to fight alongside his son, Ryan, for EliteXC. Kenís younger adopted brother Frank is the reigning middleweight champ for Strikeforce ó a promotion under the ProElite banner along with EliteXC.
The brothers have had somewhat of a behind the scenes feud going on for years. A fight between the two has been talked about for a while and now its finally going to happen. Frank confirmed a fight with his older brother will take place early next year.
Hereís a snip from Frank on the match up:

ďOh yea. Unless I die, itís going to happen.Ē
Itís an odd time for Frank to be announcing his plans for a fight in 2009 when heís putting his Strikeforce middleweight title on the line against a very dangerous Cung Le on March 29.
Apparently Frank felt it was important to announce the fight now so there would be plenty of build up to what he is calling, ďthe biggest fight in mixed martial arts history.Ē
Hereís more from Frank:

ďThis will be the first fight that has a solid 13 to 14 months of marketing behind it and real story lines, real stars. I think this is the fight thatís going to change the sport of mixed marital arts, make it more talent oriented instead of company oriented. This is the story that everyone can understand. Even if you donít like fighting, you get the story. You get the storyline. You get the characters. You get the players. I think this is what breaks our sport open to the masses, for real.Ē
I have to agree, there is nothing like a fight to settle a sibling rivalry. Iím looking forward to this one. Even if these guys are getting up there in age, thereís still something appealing to me about two brothers trying to settle years of frustration with their fists.
While Frank is the 185-pound champ, Ken has fought most of his professional fights at heavyweight. It would no doubt be a little much for a 44 year old fighter to cut down to a weight heís never fought at before.
Therefore, the two agreed to meet in the middle and will fight at light heavyweight.
Final snip:

ďI do know the weight will be at 205. Thatís what Ken wanted. The where doesnít matter. The when will be the first quarter of 2009. The how will be right hand, left hook, right hand, and then that will be it.Ē
Ahhh yes Ö what better way to start the hype then with some good old fashioned shit talking. With at least a year until the fight expect to hear more of the same in the months ahead.
Stay tuned.

http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2006-07/24259901.jpg vs. http://www.ugo.com/elitexc/images/fighters/frank_shamrock.jpg

Ralph
21-01-2008, 12:36
Eigenlijk te gek voor woorden dat twee broers tegenover elkaar in de kooi gaan staan, maar ik wil het wel zien!

De man van 14K
21-01-2008, 13:23
Die slaan het licht uit elkaars ogen. Ik denk dat Ken hem pakt

FOCUS
21-01-2008, 14:03
et tu Brute?

Tony
21-01-2008, 14:37
Ik denk dat Frank hem pakt... MAar dat denk ik puur omdat hij een gezondere fysiek heeft.

Maar ik ben wel echt zeeer benieuwd naar deze partij.. Damn hey.. dit is toch zo onwerkelijk. Twee van de pioniers van het submission wrestling tegenover elkaar in de cage.. man man :) VET

lopez86
21-01-2008, 14:44
Ben benieuwd wat hun ouders ervan vinden :D

anonymous001
21-01-2008, 14:47
Ik denk dat Frank hem pakt... MAar dat denk ik puur omdat hij een gezondere fysiek heeft.

Maar ik ben wel echt zeeer benieuwd naar deze partij.. Damn hey.. dit is toch zo onwerkelijk. Twee van de pioniers van het submission wrestling tegenover elkaar in de cage.. man man :) VET

Denk het ook.

Eigenlijk vind ik dat ze zich zo enorm voor schut zetten, maar voor ons is het wel lachen...

Tony
21-01-2008, 14:58
hou er wel rekening mee.... dat het geen bloedbroeders zijn.. Frank is geadopteerd.

leobos
21-01-2008, 15:13
er zit zeker een heel verhaal achter dat die 2 niet meer met elkaar trainen enz? is er ook bad blood?

Ralph
21-01-2008, 16:18
Ze zijn beiden geadopteerd. Hun 'vader' heeft tientallen kinderen geadopteerd.

MMA Fan
21-01-2008, 16:25
Frank pakt Ken met gemak denk ik.........

wrestler_nl
21-01-2008, 17:39
http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=ywMpyZDphwg

Briant
21-01-2008, 21:22
Word het een Gentleman's agreement, net zo als Newton-Sakuraba? Of wordt het vol beuken...

Ik zet mn geld (vcash) iig op Frank.