UFC legend Ken Shamrock makes the most outlandish claim of the century
You can't pull the wool over our eyes, Ken.
The former UFC fighter has been doing media work in the build up to his fight against fellow aul' lad Kimbo Slice at Bellator. With a combined age of 92, they are set to have literally the oldest rivalry in MMA.
Despite being one bad winter away from a mobility scooter, Shamrock reckons that he has finally hit his prime as an athlete at the ripe, young age of 21. He added that Slice has also reached his peak at age 41.
He (Kimbo) aged just like I did. We both are out of our prime. I'm doing this because I love it. I want to get in there and fight. I feel great. I believe that I could put on a great show and I believe that I'm better than I was 15 years ago.
15 years ago, he was fighting in the Pride Grand finals, just two years before fighting Tito Ortiz for the UFC light-heavyweight title. Time to start taking your meds again, Ken, and not the ones that Anderson Silva's been offering you.
However, he did hint to the fact that the fight against Slice is a bit of a gimmick. He admitted knowing that he won't emerge as a contender if he wins, but he just wants to put on a good show for the fans.
They’ve gotta be the same people that step up and say, ‘We were completely wrong about this guy. He was in shape. He whipped his ass. Man, we’ve gotta give him his props.’ As long as they’re OK doing that, if they want to open their mouths before the fight and they want to say those types of things, I’ve got no problem with that.
I'm not looking to be a contender. I'm not looking to do anything other than have fun and be able to take fights that are entertaining to me and that are marketable and entertaining to the fans. To me, if those things line up, then I'm gonna do it. This happened to be one of them that kind of fell in my lap, so I said let's do this.
Hat-tip to MMA Fighting