Ken Shamrock News
Friday 05.17.2013 3:59pm ET | View Full Article
The UFC has partnered with YouTube to create a paid subscription channel, UFC Select. The channel debuted on May 9. There's a 14 day free-trial period but after that it will cost $5.99 a month. UFC Select is in addition to the existing UFC free YouTube channel which will continue to feature Dana White's vlogs, the UFC Countdown shows, weigh-ins, press conferences.
UFC PPVs will still be availabl...
Thursday 05.16.2013 5:27pm ET | View Full Article
At one point in MMA's timeline, Ken Shamrock held the title of 'The World's Most Dangerous Man'. I'm not sure if he still does, but he used to. Maybe it's like once you become the President of the United States, you're always the president. The last time we talked to Don Frye, he told us he would be happy to give Ken Shamrock a rematch and it's safe to say that Shamrock would happily ac...
Wednesday 05.15.2013 4:45pm ET | View Full Article
Ken Shamrock is a pretty rabid boxing fan these days, especially now that the sport's bigger names are actually boxing other top guys. Everyone but Floyd Mayweather Jr., that is.
Wednesday 05.15.2013 11:00am ET | View Full Article
MMAjunkie.com Radio kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock and fight fan/chaplain Josh Boyd in studio. We also chat with UFC on FX 8 fighters Evan Dunham, Mike Rio, John Cholish, Roger Hollett, Chris Cariaso and Jeremy Larsen.
Tuesday 05.14.2013 5:00pm ET | View Full Article
(Sure, "Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Champion" is a respectable title in its own right, but it just doesn't carry as much weight at the Playboy Mansion, you know?)
If there's one thing you can say about former UFC heavyweight champion and Depends spokesperson Tim Sylvia, it's that the SOB is persistent. Although his once successful MMA career has become little more than a series of punctuated joke...
Tuesday 05.14.2013 12:00pm ET | View Full Article
Marketed as "The Youtube Sensation", Kimbo Slice was brought into Elite XC thanks to his distinctive look, a name a pro wrestler wishes he could have thought of, and destructive knockouts that the world was marveling over in viral videos that were circulating the web.
Leaving behind bare-knuckle fights in parking lots, Slice was signed by New Jersey promotion Cage Fighting Fury Championship, whe...
Wednesday 05.08.2013 1:57pm ET | View Full Article
Preliminary estimates for UFC 159, headlined by Jon Jones' successful light heavyweight title defense against Chael Sonnen, indicate pay-per-view buys coming in between 520,000 and 550,000.
If those numbers hold up, it would be in line with most expectations going into the fight. Sources in UFC had, well before the fight, indicated the company's budgetary prediction for the show was 500,000.
Monday 05.06.2013 6:00pm ET | View Full Article
Kid Nate and Zombie Prophet present a round up of the best MMA and UFC videos on YouTube. Today's list features: Ken Shamrock, Aleksander Emelianenko, Jon Jones, GSP, Akira Corassani calls out Conor McGregor, GSP, Mr Myers on UFC 160, more.
Sunday 05.05.2013 8:28pm ET | View Full Article
There should be a 40+ division in MMA. That's how we could curb the whole TRT thing, and we could see some great fights between old men who traned uphill both ways in the snow in their yesteryear. That's what I want. There is a senior division in just about every other sport, but I think I'm mostly basing this off golf, which is very much an individual sport filled with lots of focused rage, li...
Sunday 05.05.2013 9:00am ET | View Full Article
Jon Jones' fifth consecutive light heavyweight title defense at UFC 159, finishing Chael Sonnen, leads to natural comparisons with Tito Ortiz, whose record he tied.
Ortiz was UFC's light heavyweight champion from 2000 to 2003 when he defended his title five times and set the record. It has since been broken by Anderson Silva as the longest lasting champion in UFC history. And even after losing ...
Friday 05.03.2013 12:33pm ET | View Full Article
Bloody Elbow's Kid Nate tells the tale of the evolution of mixed martial arts in the 1990's in this twenty-part series.
In the late 1980's and early 1990's two countries were both moving towards what we call MMA. Brazil, where the Gracie familiy had been working to popularlize jiu jitsu as a real fighting art by taking on challenge matches since the 1930's. They had developed a rivalry over seve...
Thursday 05.02.2013 9:00am ET | View Full Article
Nowhere is the history of the growth and evolution of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts more tied the world of professional wrestling than in Japan. It was the Japanese students of Western catch wrestler Karl Gotch that were the beginners of the shootfighting movement, where pro wrestling matches would be live fights rather than scripted matches.
Antonio Inoki was his star pupil, and he would beco...
Tuesday 04.30.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
With Anderson Silva defending his title against Chris Weidman in July, Michael Bisping recently picking up a win at UFC 159, and standouts Luke Rockhold, Vitor Belfort, Costa Philippou, “Jacare” Souza, Chris Camozzi, and Rafael Natal all hitting the Octagon in May, the middleweight division looks like it could be in for a shakeup. So what better time is there than now to see how the 185-pound wei...
Monday 04.29.2013 3:48pm ET | View Full Article
Some may forget, but the UFC light heavyweight division was once Tito Ortiz's domain. Starting at the the turn of the century and stretching until late-2002, Ortiz, now a UFC Hall of Famer, ripped off a string off one-sided title victories, besting everyone from Wanderlei Silva to Ken Shamrock en route to setting the benchmark of five straight light heavyweight title defenses that stood for over ...
Monday 04.29.2013 3:00pm ET | View Full Article
Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz responded to current champ Jon Jones tying his UFC record 5 consecutive LHW title defenses by taking to twitter and speculating about coming out of retirement:
Well I may have to come out of retirement to beat @jonnybones I can't let I'm beat my record. @punishment99 #ufc159 #UFConXboxLIVE
— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) April 28, 2013
Saturday 04.27.2013 1:00pm ET | View Full Article
Newark, New Jersey will host the UFC 159 main event; a main event that has a lot of people talking, but not for your typical reasons. Less about anticipation, and more about skepticism, the Prudential Center will ultimately have the last word when all is said and done. After all, once the cage door shuts, the only thing left will be victory in one corner and defeat in the other.
Jon Jones (17-1)...
Saturday 04.27.2013 12:00am ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones is quickly approaching complete ownership of the UFC's 205-pound record books.
In a span of three years, "Bones" has reeled off eight-straight victories inside the Octagon, tying him with former champion Lyoto Machida for the most consecutive wins by any fighter in the weight class. He has also captured the division's b...
Friday 04.26.2013 3:00pm ET | View Full Article
Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen
Tim Burke: Chael has no chance short of a Jones injury, and I still firmly believe that this is a joke of a fight. Jon Jones by submission, round 2.
Anton Tabuena: As much as I would love to see Chael constantly take Jones down and beat him up for 5 rounds, I just don't see it happening. Sonnen is a great wrestler, but he's not facing a guy with Anderson Silva's taked...
Friday 04.26.2013 1:00pm ET | View Full Article
The finish line is in sight near the end of a frantic April.
UFC 159 on Saturday puts the stamp on a month which brought us, in order, the saga of Alexander Gustafsson's cut, Pat Curran's latest title defense, two new Invicta champs and Cris Cyborg's return, Ilir Latifi, the Matt Mitrione-Fallon Fox saga, Cat Zingano's comeback win over Miesha Tate, Uriah Hall's faceplant in the TUF Finale and ...
Thursday 04.25.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
Well, that didn't last long.
Just a little over two weeks after suspending Matt Mitrione for breaking the UFC Code of Conduct by making transphobic comments against transgender fighter Fallon Fox on this site's 'The MMA Hour', Mitrione's suspension is over. As someone else already said on Twitter, I'm sure Mitrione really learned his lesson on that two-week suspension. The cause for the suspende...