Ken Shamrock explains why he's fighting James Toney this September

Posted on July 11, 2011, 04:41 AM by Anton Gurevich
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"The World's Most Dangerous Man" Ken Shamrock fired back at MMA media for criticizing his upcoming bout against the multi-time Boxing Champion James "Lights Out" Toney. Shamrock declared that he'll continue fighting as long as he has two legs and two arms and can swing, and that those who are writing about his retirement have no idea what it's like to stop doing what you love so much.

Forty-seven year old Ken Shamrock is 3-7 in his last 10 bouts, with every single one of his seven losses coming via TKO/KO. The fight against James Toney is expected to take place on September 23rd in El Paso, Texas. It will be Toney's first MMA bout after making his debut at UFC 118 against Randy "The Natural" Couture.


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  • Knight_vision
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    Theres no reason for shamrock to keep going i love ken he is a LEGEND 1st super fight champ, 1st king of pancrase i think he should had retired after the second tito fight. He was a monster in his prime but he left for the wwe understandable mma was entering the dark ages. Its a shame he went missing for 4 years and entered the wwe steroids zone which gave him heart problems!

    Come on shamrock sub Toney!

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  • ko4u
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    Something is wrong with Shamrock's speach.

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  • Dabs
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    ....and something is wrong with your spelling!

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  • Dolph_Lager
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    boring, another freak fight that ultimately damages the reputation and legitimacy of MMA

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  • HunterB
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    sometimes these fights are cool, i kind of like this freak show

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  • eatandtrain
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    agree. And who says because you're not at the top you can't fight anymore and make a living.

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  • Krogan
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    Well when you need money and you got no other skills you fight.

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  • eatandtrain
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    No they fight because they love it and make lots of money doing it. Why hate?

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  • Ninjaoliveira
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    I hope shamrock gets knocked out and never wakes up.

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  • Buragash
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    !!!! thats a terrible thing to say

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  • Red
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    Rude..

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  • Michael Stephensen
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    @ Ninjaotrollira - biggest troll on this site.

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  • Woodstock
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    shamrock will just take him down, just like randy did.

    i think toney and kimbo would be a better fight since they would both stand up.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • Joey Santosus
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    There are "special rules" involved. The fight can only be contested on the ground for 30-second intervals.



    Which, really won't help Toney anyway... 30-seconds is a long time in MMA.

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  • GeorgeRuetiger
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    Ugh man I feel bad for the guy :/ one of the true legends of the sport, The Most Dangerous Man in the World has turned into a childish idiot. Do you hear the comparison he tried to draw between giving older people medicine and letting older folks -fight-? As if it's helping his health, someone needs to tell him the brain-damage is really starting to show.



    Go home Ken. Open a gym, focus on your family and your future.

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  • GeorgeRuetiger
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    I wish there was a "SAD" option to click.

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  • brahhnsowce
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    I agree mate his medicine analogy cannot be applied in the way he's trying to use it. There is somewhat of a difference between refusing older people medicine and refusing older people the right to fight. I also agree with the focus on your family and future part, however I can see how this might be frustrating for him. I imagine it's harder for some to let go than others

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  • odesahitman
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    It is said that, people know themselves through others. How does the statement, that you are broke, miserable, desperate and starving for attention apply to you?

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  • eatandtrain
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    lol. Sounds like you just described youself with that post.

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  • ahhhhhhhhhhhh
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    its clearly not brain damage, just a bad analogy chosen, he was never the sharpest knife in the draw but doesn't mean he's not functioning properly.

    as long as he gets medically cleared to fight, go for it, i'll be watching.

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  • TheRealDeal
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    Shamrock is a walking ego and an attention whore, just like Tito, except Tito can still fight. He's doing it for money and media attention and because he can't get a legit fight anywhere.

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  • nickp44
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    I agree with ahhh.



    Obviously neither of these guys will get far at this point in their lives. However, I don't think that means they shouldn't be able to fight and do what they love. It's like saying we shouldn't allow company baseball games or celebrity golf tournaments because these people will never be at the top. If they're medically cleared - let them fight. Is it good for MMA's image? No, but that shouldn't prevent them from fighting.

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  • Bucky Power
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    Trash talk should be good I guess...

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  • Michael Stephensen
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    Except that you won't be able to understand either of them.

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  • pbs1975
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    People are too critical..I see exactly what he is saying..Everyone wants to compare them to rankings or other elite fighters..Me personally ..I think its an interesting fight and would be entertaining to watch..I always been a Shamrock fan WIN OR LOSE..People need to get over fighter personalities..Are you a bunch of women or mma fans?Leave em alone and let em fight...ill be watching...

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  • Jaypak
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    If he really felt that passionate on fighting why did he leave and went to WWE while he was still on his prime. Then after, he went there started taking steroid which just shortened his carreer even more.

    I would probably feel bad for he guy if he really is doing it for the passion, but it does not seem to be the case. He would probably go back to wrestling if offered enough money.

    Reply 3 years ago
  • terra2805
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    This guy laid the foundation stone for this sport, he was definately amongst the first and he deserves evey MMA fans respect for that alone. What he doesn't realise is it's sad to see a guy who was once considered "the worlds most dangerous man" (and at one time he was!) getting beat up consistently and losing to lesser opponents, he isn't doing his legacy any favours at all. Personally, i'd rather remember him as he was, not as he is now, it pains me to see him lose all the time.......

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  • baymeo25
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    Doesn't look like Sham-rock anymore. Looks more like the Sham-WOW guy. Which brings me to my next point: kids, don't use steroids.

    Reply 3 years ago