|Nickname||The World's Most Dangerous Man|
|Weight Class||Light Heavyweight (205 lbs.) / Heavyweight|
|Height||6' 1" (186cm)|
|Style||Shoot Fighting, Catch Wrestling|
|Birth Date||February 11, 1964|
|Fighting Out Of||San Diego, California|
|Ken Shamrock Pictures||http://www.kenshamrock.com/|
Ken Shamrock, born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick, is an American mixed martial artist and UFC Hall of Famer. He is best known for his participation in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Pancrase, and PRIDE Fighting Championships. He is also a former professional wrestler, best known for his participation in World Wrestling Federation and Total Nonstop Action where he was the NWA World Champion. Ken Shamrock was the former #1 ranked NHB fighter in the world. He was the first UFC Superfight Champion and the first King of Pancrase in MMA. He is also the founder of the world famous mixed martial arts camp the Lion's Den.
|Record||28 - 15 - 2 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Loss||Mike Bourke||TKO (Hamstring Injury)||KOTC: Platinum||11/25/2010||2||N/A|
|Win||Johnathan Ivey||Decision (Unanimous)||USA MMA: Return of the Champions||10/16/2010||3||5:00|
|Loss||Pedro Rizzo||TKO (Leg Kicks and Punches)||Impact FC 2 - The Uprising: Sydney||7/18/2010||1||3:33|
|Win||Ross Clifton||Submission (Armbar)||Wargods/Ken Shamrock Productions: The Valentine's Eve Massacre||2/13/2009||1||1:00||Tested positive for banned substances; suspended by commission|
|Loss||Robert Berry||KO (Punches)||CR 25: Bring It On||3/08/2008||1||3:26|
|Loss||Tito Ortiz||TKO (Punches)||UFC Fight Night 6.5: Ortiz vs Shamrock 3 – The Final Chapter||10/10/2006||1||2:23|
|Loss||Tito Ortiz||TKO (Elbows)||UFC 61: Bitter Rivals||7/08/2006||1||1:18|
|Loss||Kazushi Sakuraba||TKO (Punch)||PRIDE 30: Fully Loaded||10/23/2005||1||2:27|
|Loss||Rich Franklin||TKO (Punches)||The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale||4/09/2005||1||2:42|
|Win||Kimo Leopoldo||KO (Knee)||UFC 48: Payback||6/19/2004||1||1:26|
|Loss||Tito Ortiz||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||UFC 40: Vendetta||11/22/2002||3||5:00||For UFC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Loss||Don Frye||Decision (Split)||PRIDE 19: Bad Blood||2/24/2002||3||5:00|
|Win||Sam Adkins||Submission (Kimura)||WMMA 1: MegaFights||8/10/2001||1||1:26||Won WMMAA Heavyweight Championship|
|Loss||Kazuyuki Fujita||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||PRIDE 10: Return of the Warriors||8/27/2000||1||6:46|
|Win||Alexander Otsuka||KO (Punches)||PRIDE Grand Prix 2000: Finals||5/01/2000||1||9:43|
|Win||Brian Johnston||Submission (Forearm Choke)||UU 96: Ultimate Ultimate 1996||12/07/1996||1||5:48|
|Loss||Dan Severn||Decision||UFC 9: Motor City Madness||5/17/1996||1||30:00||Lost UFC Superfight Championship|
|Win||Kimo Leopoldo||Submission (Kneebar)||UFC 8: David vs. Goliath||2/16/1996||1||4:24||Defended UFC Superfight Championship|
|Win||Kazuo Takahashi||Decision (Lost Points)||Pancrase: Truth 1||1/28/1996||1||20:00|
|Win||Katsuomi Inagaki||Submission||Pancrase: Eyes of Beast 7||12/14/1995||1||3:19|
|Draw||Oleg Taktarov||Draw||UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo||9/08/1995||1||33:00||Defended UFC Superfight Championship; Match was declared a draw because there were no judges.|
|Win||Larry Papadopoulos||Submission (Achilles Lock)||Pancrase: 1995 Neo-Blood Tournament Opening Round||7/22/1995||1||2:18|
|Win||Dan Severn||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC 6: Clash of the Titans||7/14/1995||1||2:!4||Won UFC Superfight Championship|
|Loss||Minoru Suzuki||Submission (Kneebar)||Pancrase: Eyes of Beast 4||5/13/1995||1||2:14||Lost King of Pancrase Championship|
|Draw||Royce Gracie||Draw||UFC 5: The Return of the Beast||4/07/1995||1||36:00||For UFC Superfight Championship; Match was declared a draw because there were no judges|
|Win||Bas Rutten||Submission (Kneebar)||Pancrase: Eyes of Beast 2||3/10/1995||1||1:01||Defended King of Pancrase Championship|
|Win||Leon Dijk||Submission||Pancrase: Eyes of Beast 1||1/26/1995||1||4:45||Defended King of Pancrase Championship|
|Win||Manabu Yamada||Decision (Unanimous)||Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Second Round||12/17/1994||1||30:00||Won King of Pancrase Tournament; Became first Pancrase Champion|
|Win||Masakatsu Funaki||Submission||Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Second Round||12/17/1994||1||5:50|
|Win||Maurice Smith||Submission||Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Opening Round||12/16/1994||1||4:23|
|Win||Alex Cook||Submission||Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Opening Round||12/16/1994||1||1:31|
|Win||Takaku Fuke||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Pancrase: Road to the Championship 5||10/15/1994||1||3:13|
|Win||Felix Mitchell||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC 3: The American Dream||9/09/1994||1||4:34|
|Win||Christophe Leninger||Submission (Strikes)||UFC 3: The American Dream||9/09/1994||1||4:49|
|Loss||Masakatsu Funaki||Submission||Pancrase: Road to the Championship 4||9/01/1994||1||2:30|
|Win||Bas Rutten||Submission||Pancrase: Road to the Championship 3||7/26/1994||1||16:42|
|Win||Matt Hume||Submission (Armlock)||Pancrase: Road to the Championship 2||7/06/1994||1||5:50|
|Win||Ryushi Yanagisawa||Submission||Pancrase: Pancrash! 3||4/21/1994||1||7:30|
|Loss||Minoru Suzuki||Submission (Heel Hook/Kneebar)||Pancrase: Pancrash! 1||1/19/1994||1||7:37|
|Win||Andre Van Den Oetelaar||Submission||Pancrase: Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 4||12/08/1993||1||1:04|
|Loss||Royce Gracie||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC 1: The Beginning||11/12/1993||1||0:57|
|Win||Patrick Smith||Submission (Heel Hook)||UFC 1: The Beginning||11/12/1993||1||1:49|
|Win||Takaku Fuke||Submission||Pancrase: Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 3||11/08/1993||1||0:44|
|Win||Kazuo Takahashi||Submission (Heel Hook)||Pancrase: Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 2||10/14/1993||1||12:23|
|Win||Masakatsu Funaki||Submission (Choke)||Pancrase: Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 1||9/21/1993||1||6:15|
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling (1993-1995)
Shamrock's martial arts career began following the dismantling of the UWF, in the inaugural Pancrase show on September 21, 1993. In the event, Ken Shamrock defeated Masakatsu Funaki by an arm triangle choke. There was some irony in this, as it was Funaki who had, along with Karl Gotch and Yoshiaki Fujiwara, taught Shamrock the art of catch wrestling during their days as professional wrestlers. Shamrock went on to win in the two subsequent Pancrase shows.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (1993-1996)
He returned to America to fight in the newly formed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In spite of their status as competitors in the unrehearsed environment of Pancrase, Funaki served as Shamrock's head trainer for the event. Held under a one-night tournament format with minimal rules (in contrast to Pancrase, which had extensive rules and a gentleman's agreement not to strike on the ground) Shamrock progressed to the semi-finals by defeating Patrick Smith via leglock. However, he fell to Royce Gracie in his next fight, as Gracie won with a gi choke. Despite this loss, Shamrock continued to shine in Pancrase, famously defeating Funaki, Maurice Smith, and Manabu Yamada in the finals of a 24-man tournament to be crowned Pancrase's first champion. He also picked up a pair of wins against mixed martial arts legend Bas Rutten, one by rear naked choke and one by kneebar.
Shamrock then founded the Lion's Den, a group dedicated to the training of mixed martial arts fighters. Many Lion's Den fighters such as Pete Williams, Jerry Bohlander, and Tra Telligman have achieved success in mixed martial arts. Others, such as Frank Shamrock and Guy Mezger have become legends in their own right.
Shamrock returned to the octagon at UFC 3, where he disposed of Christopher Leninger and Felix Mitchell en route to the tournament final. However, Shamrock only cared about avenging his loss to Gracie, and when he learned Gracie had dropped out of the tournament due to the toll his first round match had taken on him, Shamrock left the arena.
At UFC 5 in April 1995, Shamrock and Gracie squared off in the UFC's first ever "Superfight." Unfortunately, the match did not live up to expectations. At UFC 5 the UFC had instituted time limits and Shamrock and Gracie fought for the entire allotted time of 30 minutes along with 5 minutes of overtime before the match was declared a draw. Despite the bout being officially recorded as a draw, many people feel that Shamrock won the fight. Gracie's eye was swollen shut, his face was bloodied, and his brothers had to carry him out of the octagon after the fight. Gracie left the UFC after his fight with Shamrock, only returning for a one off match with Matt Hughes in 2006. Shamrock would dominate the subsequent 'superfight' headlining bouts in Gracie's absence.
Shamrock then defeated Dan Severn at UFC 6 for the newly-created Superfight Championship, the first single world MMA championship outside of Japan. The title would later be merged with the UFC Heavyweight Championship when weight categories were introduced. The UFC tournament winners would now be considered the #1 contender for the UFC Superfight Championship, receiving a title shot at the next UFC. At UFC 7, Shamrock successfully defended the UFC Superfight title against UFC 6 Tournament Champion Oleg Taktarov. Like the Gracie bout, Shamrock would have won against Taktarov based on points, but since there were no judges, the bout was declared a draw. He then defended his belt for the third time against Kimo Leopoldo at UFC 8, whom he defeated by submission with a kneebar. In 1996, he lost the belt via judges decision in a rematch with Severn, in a match where punches were illegal due to a court ruling, as protest groups lobbied to cancel the event. By now the fights had judges, and Shamrock lost due to Severn landing more punches. This is ironic, because closed fisted punches were declared illegal for this fight. The Severn bout marked the last time Masakatsu Funaki would serve as Ken Shamrock's trainer and cornerman. Shamrock then entered the UFC's Ultimate Ultimate 96, defeating Brian Johnston by submission. Shamrock, however, broke his hand during the fight and had to withdraw from the tournament. He then left MMA for professional wrestling, signing with the World Wrestling Federation. Despite not competing in the UFC as a fighter while with the WWF, Shamrock continued to coach his Lion's Den fighters in the UFC, and even coached Mark Coleman at UFC 18.
Return to MMA- Pride Fighting Championships
In 2000, he made a comeback to the mixed martial arts scene following a hiatus from the WWF. He signed with PRIDE Fighting Championships, and defeated Alexander Otsuka by TKO at the Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals in the superfight, his first fight back from the WWF. He then fought Kazuyuki Fujita at Pride 10. During the time before the fight, Shamrock was going through a divorce and had to take care of his young kids during the day, which severely cut into his training time for the fight. Shamrock dominated Fujita the entire fight with hard strikes and nearly knocked Fujita out, but eventually had his corner throw in the towel because of heart palpitations. Shamrock was then scheduled to fight Igor Vovchanchyn at Pride 13, but suffered a neck injury during training two weeks before the fight. Tra Telligman, a Lion's Den fighter, replaced Shamrock on two weeks notice and defeated Vovchanchyn in an upset victory.
Shamrock engaged in a feud with Don Frye during his career in the PRIDE Fighting Championships. In 1999, Alicia Webb (also known as Ryan Shamrock) dated Ken Shamrock until early 2003. Don Frye made comments on this case which Ken Shamrock cheated on and divorced his wife to date a young girl (Alicia Webb was 19 and Ken Shamrock was 35 when they started dating). Frye also said that Ken's (at the time) estranged father Bob and brother Frank would be in Frye's corner for the fight. Ken Shamrock was enraged by Frye's trash talk, causing a feud between Ken Shamrock and Don Frye. The feud ended in a match during Pride 19: Bad Blood. During this fight, Shamrock badly injured Don Frye's ankles and caused significant damage to his knees through the use of the heel hook. However, it was not enough in the judges eyes to overcome the powerful striking of Don Frye, and they awarded Frye a split decision win. Since then, Frye has stated that he only resorted to personal trash talk to make Ken want to fight him. Frye said: "I saw Ken Shamrock whoop him (Dan Severn) at UFC 6, and I thought, “That’s a guy I gotta fight. Anybody who can whoop Dan Severn like that has gotta be a man, and I want to test my size against his size. I had the chance to talk trash, and they gave me the fight; I crossed the line. I wasn’t professional about it, but Ken was, and after the fight, we shook hands and went our separate ways." Frye also commented on how Shamrock injured his ankles: "I talked a bunch of trash, so I had to back it up. I couldn’t walk away after talking all that garbage. You’re damn right it hurt. He messed up both my ankles real bad. That caused me to start taking the pain pills, and I got a little dependent on the pain meds for a couple of years." The two fighters have been on good terms after that match.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (Second spell - 2002-2006)
Shamrock's Lion's Den has engaged in a feud with former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz. Ortiz defeated Lion's Den fighters Jerry Bohlander and Guy Mezger, eventually facing Shamrock in one of the highest-selling mixed martial arts Pay Per View events of all time in the United States. At UFC 40, Ortiz defeated Shamrock by TKO (corner stoppage). Shamrock fought Ortiz with a torn ACL.
Shamrock fought Kimo Leopoldo at UFC 48 in a rematch of the UFC 8 superfight. This time there was no championship on the line, and Shamrock won the heavyweight bout in the first round by KO due to a knee strike to the face.
April 9, 2005, was a turning point in Shamrock's career and future in mixed martial arts. In the main event, the first ever UFC appearance on basic cable TV, on the popular reality series The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale, Shamrock faced rising star Rich Franklin in a light heavyweight bout. Although Shamrock had more experience and almost caught Franklin in a modified heel hook, he was defeated by a TKO in the first round (after slipping due to a high-risk kick to the head.)
On October 24, 2005, Shamrock lost to fellow mixed martial arts legend Kazushi Sakuraba in Pride: Fully Loaded, by TKO. His own brother Frank Shamrock commented on the stoppage in an interview with the site Sherdog.com: "…if you’re sleeping with your head through the second rope, you’re in a bad way. He got clocked. He went down. According to the rules he was no longer defending himself and that’s the end of the fight."
On July 8, 2006, Shamrock faced Ortiz for the second time at UFC 61 and lost in 1:18 of the first round by a technical knockout. Although Shamrock landed some punches to back Ortiz up, the latter successfully secured a double leg takedown on Shamrock, lifting him up and slamming him to the mat. Although Shamrock was now on his back in a disadvantageous position, he did have Ortiz in his full guard. Ortiz, while in Shamrock's full guard, was able to land several elbows to Shamrock's head which went undefended. Referee Herb Dean deemed that Shamrock was no longer able to intelligently defend himself and stopped the fight.
On October 10, 2006, Shamrock lost to Ortiz for the third and final time by KO after referee John McCarthy stopped the fight following multiple undefended fist strikes. Immediately after the fight, Ortiz initially celebrated his victory with a mocking "grave digger" routine and an offensive t-shirt that said, "Punishing Him Into Retirement" after cussing him and giving him the finger. However, Shamrock approached Ortiz and, after the two talked for several seconds, Shamrock said they could put all of their animosity aside as it was always "just business", shaking hands and burying the hatchet. Ortiz then declared that facing Shamrock had made him a better fighter, and thanked Ken for "passing the torch." Shamrock gave a gracious speech after the fight but left it ambiguous whether he would retire from the sport. In an interview with Sherdog.com, he stated he was not leaning one way or another whether he will not fight again, but he did not want to lead the fans on.
Ken was released of his UFC contract as of June 2007.
Post UFC Career (2007-Present)
In the early 2007, Ken Shamrock became the coach of the Nevada Lions for the IFL. On March 8th at the Cage Rage 25, Shamrock fought Robert Berry, but was knocked out in the first round. It was announced on August 25th that Shamrock's next opponent would be Kimbo Slice at EliteXC Saturday Night Fight Special on October 4th, 2008. However, Shamrock would never get the chance as he was injured shortly before the two men were to start the bout. On the day of the fight, Shamrock was warming up and received a head butt which opened a cut. He needed 6 stitches and was not able to compete against Slice. The doctor who examined Ken said he would not be able to compete for at least 45 days because of the injury.
Ken was scheduled to fight Tim Sylvia on December 20, but this fight was canceled. Ken Shamrock Productions co-promoted an event with WarGods on February 13 where Ken fought in the main event beating Ross Clifton by armbar in the first round. Ken has talked about fighting Tank Abbott sometime in the future. There has also been a lot of speculation regarding a possible fight between Ken Shamrock and his adopted brother Frank Shamrock. However, Ken feels the fight will not happen and Frank will find an excuse not to fight him.
Ken Shamrock was to fight fellow WWE alum Bobby Lashley on March 21st at "March Badness", a payperview boxing/MMA hybrid event promoted by Roy Jones Jr. Ken tested positive for three banned substances after his first round submission over Ross Clifton, Shamrock‘s manager and attorney Rod Donohoo said the fighter has adamantly denied the allegations and will appeal the suspension with an immediate drug test in Sacramento. The appeals failed and he received a year suspension.
It was announced in January of 2010 that Shamrock would return to MMA with his suspension being up in March 2010 against the man who replaced him in his Kimbo Slice fight; Seth Petruzelli. The two would face off during an International Unlimited Fighting event scheduled for Cancun, Mexico, and according to Petruzelli's Twitter account, the fight would be a five rounder for a belt. The bout never materialized, but the two are attempting to find a venue for the fight to take place on U.S. soil.
He finally returned to action at Impact FC 2 - The Uprising: Sydney, where he faced Pedro Rizzo. Rizzo won the bout by cutting down Shamrock with kicks to his left leg. Once Shamrock hit the mat a little more than three minutes into the fight, Rizzo followed up with ground and pound to force the referee's intervention and a TKO stoppage at the 3:33 mark.
Professional Wrestling Career
In 1988, Shamrock trained as a professional wrestler under Bob Sawyer, Buzz Sawyer, and Nelson Royal. He debuted in 1990 in the Charlotte, North Carolina-based South Atlantic Pro Wrestling promotion under the ring name Wayne Shamrock. He later changed his ring name to just Shamrock and turned heel, adopting the nickname "Mr. Wrestling". In 1990, Shamrock travelled to Japan, where he competed in the Universal Wrestling Federation and its successor promotion, Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi.
His first taste of mixed martial arts came following the exodus of his mentors Minoru Suzuki and Masakatsu Funaki from Fujiwara's promotion to found one of the formative Japanese mixed martial arts associations, Pancrase. Later, he returned to America to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Shamrock would split time between the two organizations until 1996, whereupon he returned to professional wrestling, signing a contract with the World Wrestling Federation.
World Wrestling Federation (1997-1999)
Shamrock made his WWF debut on the February 24, 1997 episode of Monday Night Raw. On March 23, 1997, Shamrock, identified as Ken Shamrock and billed as "The World's Most Dangerous Man" — a name given to him by ABC News, refereed a submission match between Bret Hart and Steve Austin at WrestleMania 13.
Shamrock returned to the ring following WrestleMania, squashing Vernon White (one of his Lion's Den students) in his debut WWF match. He went on to feud with Vader, Bret Hart, and The Hart Foundation throughout 1997, culminating in a bout between Shamrock and The British Bulldog at SummerSlam 1997 which Shamrock lost after refusing to relinquish a chokehold. Shamrock was considered a candidate to win the WWF Championship from the departing Bret Hart, before the Montreal Screwjob occurred. Shamrock went on to challenge Shawn Michaels for the WWF Championship at In Your House in December, defeating Michaels by disqualification after Triple H and Chyna interfered in the match.
Throughout early 1998, Shamrock feuded with WWF Intercontinental Champion Rocky Maivia. He lost to Maivia via disqualification at the 1998 Royal Rumble, and a victory over Maivia at WrestleMania XIV was reversed after Shamrock continued to apply his ankle lock after Maivia had submitted. In June 1998, Shamrock won the 1998 King of the Ring tournament, defeating Jeff Jarrett in the semi-finals and Maivia in the finals. Following the King of the Ring, Shamrock feuded with Owen Hart, with Hart defeating Shamrock in a "Hart Family Dungeon match" at Fully Loaded and Shamrock defeating Hart in a "Lion's Den match" at SummerSlam. In September, he formed a short-lived stable with Mankind and The Rock.
Shamrock turned heel in October 1998, and won the vacant Intercontinental Championship on October 12, defeating X-Pac in the finals of an eight man tournament. In November, Shamrock consolidated his heel status by joining Mr. McMahon's Corporation. On December 14, Shamrock and fellow Corporation member Big Boss Man defeated the New Age Outlaws for the WWF Tag Team Championship, making Shamrock a dual champion. The duo held the titles until January 25, 1999, when they lost to Jeff Jarrett and Owen Hart.
In January 1999, Shamrock began feuding with Billy Gunn, Goldust, and Val Venis, all of whom had made overtures to his sister, Ryan. He lost the Intercontinental Championship to Venis on February 14 when Gunn, the guest referee, delivered a fast count. Shamrock took part in a four way bout for the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania XV. The reigning champion Road Dogg, was able to retain his title by pinning Goldust after Shamrock and Venis were counted out while brawling outside the ring.
In mid-1999, the Corporation began feuding with The Undertaker and his Ministry of Darkness, with The Undertaker's minions repeatedly ambushing Shamrock and kidnapping Ryan, sacrificing her on the Undertaker's symbol. After breaking away from the Corporation, thus turning face once more, Shamrock went on to feud with The Undertaker at Backlash, and lost. In May, Shamrock, The Big Show, Mankind, and Test formed The Union, a stable of wrestlers in opposition to the Corporate Ministry. The Union dissolved soon after defeating the Corporate Ministry at Over the Edge in May.
Shamrock briefly feuded with Jeff Jarrett before beginning a rivalry with martial artist Steve Blackman that saw he and Blackman fight one another in a series of unorthodox matches. The feud ended at SummerSlam 1999, where Shamrock defeated Blackman in a "Lion's Den match". He went on to feud with the newly debuted Chris Jericho until departing the WWF in late 1999 in order to resume his mixed martial arts career. His departure was attributed to an injury inflicted by Jericho's bodyguard, Mr. Hughes.
Ring of Honor (2002)
Shamrock returned to professional wrestling in March 2002 after being recognized as The World's Most Dangerous Man, refereeing a Ring of Honor match between Bryan Danielson and Low Ki.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2002, 2004)
In May 2002, he signed a one year contract with the newly formed Total Nonstop Action Wrestling promotion. On the inaugural TNA pay-per-view on June 19, Shamrock won the vacant NWA World Heavyweight Championship in a Gauntlet for the Gold match. After feuding with Malice for several weeks, Shamrock left TNA shortly after losing the title to Ron Killings on August 7. He briefly returned to TNA in June 2004 as an ally of Jeff Jarrett before leaving the company and the sport once more.
He legally changed his name to Ken Shamrock in tribute to Bob Shamrock, owner of the Shamrock Ranch, a facility for troubled boys in Susanville, California, who was instrumental in turning Shamrock's life around as a teenager. Along with his brother Frank Shamrock, he is adopted. According to Shamrock, he lived in cars and was abandoned as a child. This was also integrated into the personal history of his WWF persona. He is the head trainer of the Lion's Den, a school of shoot-fighting, or what is more commonly referred to as submission fighting. He attended junior college at Shasta College in Redding, California and is being considered a possible choice for induction into the Shasta County Sports Hall Of Fame.
Ken and Frank have an estranged relationship; Ken has claimed that Frank mistreated their foster father Bob, while Frank claims that the real reason for the fallout with Ken is due to his feeling that Ken was trying to keep Frank's career down. Frank asserts that he and Ken have never been close, and that his attempts to mend their relationship have been rejected by Ken.
Ken has been married twice. His first marriage, to a woman named Tina Ramirez, ended in divorce. Together they have 4 children: Ryan (born November 24th 1988), Connor Kenneth (born September 26th 1991), Shawn & 1 daughter. In 2005, Ken remarried a woman named Tonya whom he had known since childhood. He is now step-father to her 3 children. Ken has seven children and two grandchildren, including a granddaughter named Malen.
Ken's son Ryan Shamrock made his MMA debut on August 25, 2007 at the Feather Falls Casino in Oroville, California defeating Josh Besneatte.
Ryan Shamrock, a character played on-screen in the WWF, was not really Shamrock's sister. In fact, they dated for a brief period before breaking up in 2003.
He appeared in the films Champions, Virtuosity, and Scarecrow Gone Wild. He also appeared in the That '70s Show episode "That Wrestling Show" as Wrestler #1.
Ken is currently serving a one-year suspension (pending appeal) from MMA for allegedly testing positive for three banned substances, following his Feb. 13, 2009 victory over Ross Clifton at a Wargods MMA show.
In the UFC, Shamrock frequently used the song "What You Got" by Reveille as he made his entrance towards the Octagon. His professional wrestling theme song which originated in the WWF was titled "Dangerous", composed by long time WWE theme music creator Jim Johnston and appeared on WWF The Music, Vol. 2 and WWF The Music, Vol. 3.
- Finishing and signature moves
- Ankle lock toe hold, sometimes while also locking in the Achilles tendon
- Cradle suplex
- Guillotine choke
- Rear naked choke
- Side belly to belly suplex
- Headscissors takedown
- Heel hook
- Jumping calf kick
- Key lock
- Roundhouse kick
Championships and Accomplishments
Mixed Martial Arts
- Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling
- King of Pancrase (1994) (First)
- King of Pancrase Tournament winner
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- UFC Superfight Championship (2 time) (First)
- UFC Hall of Fame Inductee
- World Mixed Martial Arts Association
- WMMAA Heavyweight Championship (1 time) (First)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (1997)
- PWI ranked him #226 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003
- South Atlantic Pro Wrestling
- SAPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion (1 time)
- World Wrestling Federation
- WWF Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
- WWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Big Boss Man
- King of the Ring (1998)
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
- Feud of the Year (2002, 2006) – vs. Tito Ortiz
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