Frank Shamrock is a retired American professional mixed martial artist. Shamrock was the first to hold the UFC Middleweight Championship and retired a. Frank Shamrock "The Legend" Mixed Martial Arts and UFC Champion Keynote Speaker and MMA League owner turned social activist, spokesman and. Frank Shamrock official Sherdog mixed martial arts stats, photos, videos, breaking news, and more for the Middleweight fighter from United States.
First things first, though. Over the past few years, UFC officials have made great strides in getting long-overdue trailblazers and notables into its company hall of fame. Still, though, some early UFC stars are still awaiting the hall call, and at this point, it may never happen for one of them — top vote-getter Frank Shamrock , who ran away with the vote.
Here are the voting results via Twitter:. However, because of his longtime feud with UFC President Dana White, the first UFC champion of the middleweight division which later became light heavyweight could be waiting a while. For more information or to download past episodes, go to www. Does Bellator's overall tournament success hinge on quality of Fedor vs.
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Shamrock has stated that Ortiz was his toughest opponent physically due to his weight advantage and style of fighting. Shamrock then relinquished his title and retired from the UFC. After retiring, he briefly acted as a consultant and commentator for the company. I've talked to Frank Shamrock many times. Frank Shamrock will lead you to believe that we've never talked and we completely have hated each other forever and everything else.
He's a weird guy. He's a very, very weird guy. I can't explain it. Frank is a weird guy. After a brief retirement, Shamrock returned to mixed martial arts as a career. He signed a deal to fight Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu standout Elvis Sinosic at K-1 , the premiere kickboxing event in the world. Shamrock beat Sinosic via unanimous decision after five three-minute rounds. On August 11, , he took on his former student, Shannon Ritch in a kickboxing match for K Just 56 seconds into the first round, Shamrock broke Ritch's arm with a roundhouse kick and thereby won the match.
Shamrock helped to train UFC veteran B. On March 10, , at Strikeforce: Gracie had never fought an MMA match and was 40 years old, so the fight was considered a serious mismatch. However, Gracie is an elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor with years of training under his belt as well being the mentor of students such as the Diaz brothers, Nate and Nick.
On September 14, , it was announced that Shamrock had signed a multimillion-dollar contract with startup MMA organization "The World Fighter" and was scheduled to fight in January However, Shamrock told Sherdog that the World Fighter contract no longer applied because it was entirely contingent on the organization getting a television contract with Showtime; the cable network instead agreed to air fights for the EliteXC promotion.
During the fight, Gracie repeatedly took Frank to the ground, but Shamrock kept active by stopping his positional advance and hitting knee strikes from the bottom. However, Shamrock delivered two of those knees to Gracie's head while both men were on the ground, and after a five-minute injury time out, Gracie was unable to continue.
Referee Herb Dean disqualified Shamrock due to a foul illegal strikes to the back of the head, and knees to the head of a grounded opponent. Dean had already warned Shamrock once earlier in the fight about striking to the back of the head—an illegal move under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Shamrock trains his students in kickboxing and submission wrestling. He managed Team Shamrock, his own fight team. The two faced off at Strikeforce: Shamrock went on to out-strike Baroni in the first part of this fight in the stand-up.
Shamrock was docked a point for using strikes to the back of the head while he had Baroni's back. In the second round, Shamrock took some strikes from Baroni, but he was able to regain control and drop Baroni, transition to his back and end the fight with a rear naked choke. Baroni refused to tap out and was choked unconscious. As soon as he regained his senses, he walked over to Shamrock, congratulated him and left the cage. By winning the match, Shamrock became the Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, thereby making him the first person to win a title in all three major North American fight promotions: Le arguably controlled the fight, at times out-striking the more MMA-experienced Shamrock.
At one point in the later stages of round 3 Shamrock appeared to have Le hurt but was unable to finish him with a barrage of punches against the cage. Le recovered and responded in the closing seconds of the round with more kicks and a spinning back fist. Shamrock was unable to answer the bell to begin round 4 due to a broken arm caused by one of Le's kicks and the fight was ruled a TKO as a result of corner stoppage. Shamrock indicated post-fight that these kicks had broken his right arm.
Frank publicly stated that he would like to face Ken Shamrock in the first quarter of , until stating in an interview "there's no point in fighting Ken, he's finished, why beat on an old man?
On April 11, , Shamrock was defeated by Nick Diaz by technical knock out. Shamrock announced his retirement from fighting on June 26, at Strikeforce: On February 5, , Shamrock signed with Bellator to coach on the promotions reality series titled Fight Master: The match ended with a draw decision.
Shamrock became known as a training pioneer, constantly seeking new influences to round up his game. Shamrock and his wife, Amy, reside in San Jose. The couple had a daughter named Nicolette on April 24, In , Shamrock had a falling out with his brother Ken and his father Bob; they would not communicate again until Bob became terminally ill years later. In separate interviews aired January 18, by Sherdog.
On January 14, , Frank and Ken's adoptive father Bob Shamrock died due to health complications from diabetes. In an interview with Sam Caplan of sportsline. He also stated that he would be happy to fight against Ken, should the opportunity arise. Shamrock is a distinct possibility, stating that he taught Frank everything he knows and that it is wrong to proclaim yourself "The Legend," a moniker Frank has been using since his return at WEC 6.
The film is directed by James Z. Feng and produced by RiLL Films. He was featured as Damien in the movie No Rules  and was uncredited in an episode of Oz.
In October , Shamrock released his autobiography Uncaged: Shamrock is an advocate for the use of cannabis , which he says helped eliminate his reliance on pharmaceutical drugs. On January 14, , sports announcer Mauro Ranallo stated that Shamrock saved his life when Shamrock performed the Heimlich maneuver on Ranallo as he was choking.
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