Michael Bisping will face Ken Shamrock afterall..
Michael Bisping will face Ken Shamrock (26-12-2) — not Matt Hamill as previously reported — at UFC 75 on September 8 in London, England, according to Loretta Hunt at FightNetwork.com.
Shamrock — a UFC Hall of Fame inductee — retired after his third lopsided loss to Tito Ortiz in October 2006. Besides a technical knockout of a broken down Kimo Leopoldo in 2004, Shamrock hasn’t won a fight since 2001.
During that time (2000-present), in fact, “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” has been horrendous (2-7).
Shamrock was a coach on season three of The Ultimate Fighter, during which Bisping was a contestant and eventually the light heavyweight winner.
There’s no explanation for Hamill no longer being the opponent, especially since Ticketmaster.com promoted the match up.
I can only hope that this is a sick prank being played on Loretta over at FightNetwork.com. Then again, it really doesn’t surprise me.
Let’s wait to hear the official word from the UFC, which is expected to come in the next few days, regarding this bout and the wisdom behind it.
This should be interesting to say the least.
(originally posted by keta_420 )