Ken Shamrock was knocked out by Kimbo Slice at Bellator 138 in the first round and since the fight there was a lot of speculation about the fight being fixed.
This speculation was also a topic on longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan’s podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
According to Rogan, the bout looked ‘fake’ and ‘suspect.’ He thought that the rear-naked choke that Shamrock applied on Slice was a bit odd and that the takedowns looked way too easy.
Shamrock has since appeared on Submission Radio and commented on Rogan’s comments.
“Why in the world would someone in Joe Rogan’s position spout off with something like that when there’s no proof?” Shamrock told Submission Radio. “It’s the speculation of his thoughts that could literally ruin someone’s career. That’s like me going out there and telling his wife that he cheated on her. That I don’t have any proof but someone just said something.”
Shamrock would go on to say the following about Rogan’s comments:
“You have the people’s’ ear,” said Shamrock. “You have a responsibility to make sure that whatever you say, you can back up. Not just say it because you think it. You ruin peoples’ lives on something he has no proof. He’s wrong, what he said. He could have ruined my career and my life. What he’s saying? There’s no proof to it.”
“A lot of these people saying the fight was fixed said I should have never been in the ring. ‘I’m 51, too old. I can’t compete at that age.’ Now they’re saying there’s no way I could have lost. I’m really confused. One minute I can’t fight, the next thing, I can’t lose. Make up your mind.”
If you want to hear the entire interview click here.