Ken Shamrock is a guy I've thought about for a long time. Why wasn't he more successful? Why is he still fighting? Why did he always seem to find a way to blow it when it mattered most?
I had to put it all on paper, just to see what it would look like. It was pretty crazy. Below is a complete breakdown of Shamrock's career, foibles, and shenanigans. This is my new site, so any support and/or feedback is always appreciated. Thanks.
"For my first official “.com” feature, I’ve made the executive decision to go all ridiculous on you, my dear reader. Granted, this could mean a number of things. If I blogged about music, I could hit you over the head with a 1,000 word column on Jimmy Pop from the Bloodhound Gang being an underrated lyricist (“… when yer chokin’ yer chicken yer chick’ll be chokin’ on this chicken’s bone …”). This would be sad, but doable. If I liked to write about basketball, I’d try to explain why Andray Blatche of the Washington Wizards is a great leader who always takes good shots and would be a lock to pass any drug test at any time. This would be impossible, but don’t think I wouldn’t try.
I write about MMA, though. This being the case, the word “ridiculous” holds a special meaning to me. There are tons of ridiculous things that happen in MMA from week to week, but when we’re assigning the word to a specific person, one name stands above the rest. That name is Ken Shamrock.
Rest assured, this will not be a “he didn’t have anything to write about, so he just decided to shit on Ken Shamrock” column. This is a career that is so full of bizarre fights, shenanigans, ridiculous statements, pointless grudges, and other foolishness that I’d be cheating myself if I didn’t produce some sort of timeline. The combination of attitude, rampant steroid use, ego, and former “training methods” at the Lion’s Den (which he was in charge of) makes for a truly remarkable list of failures. I’m not doing this to bash Ken, and I’m not doing it to get attention (okay, maybe a little). I’m doing it because I honestly want to see what it looks like when you put it all in one place. Ken Shamrock is a sad person. Keep in mind, I’m leaving his coaching stint on TUF 3 off, because I promised I’d never write about the Ultimate Fighter again. Again: I will back all of this up."
The timeline is below ...http://mma-movement.com/ken-shamrock-the-worlds-most-dangerous-man-to-himself/