Michael Bisping will face Ken Shamrock afterall..

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  1. boxingcar

    boxingcar Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    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 )
     
  2. jimmie

    jimmie Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Holy **** Kens old but he can make it a tough fight it if goes to the ground.
     
  3. Boyd

    Boyd Well-Known Member Full Member

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    i hear ya man but i got a feeling Bisping will just "TITO" poor ken.
     
  4. jimmie

    jimmie Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Na Bisping is that kind of ground and pound fighter. Bisping will maul Ken standing with kicks,knees,punches possibly stop him within 40 secounds. Ken is going to get raped standing and try and lure Bisping into making a mistake with a kick and try to leg lock him. Kens only chance is a small one with a leglock unless Bisping is chinny.
     
  5. Dostoevsky

    Dostoevsky Hardcore......to the max! Full Member

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    This fight is a complete joke and should not be allowed,Ken hasnt won since 2004.
    Hes old and shot to ****.
     
  6. buddynabuick

    buddynabuick Active Member Full Member

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    I would say his conditioning(cardio) is very weak.
     
  7. Wilhelm

    Wilhelm Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'm not sure why they would make this fight. It will embarrass an old hero of the sport and won't do any good for the "new star" they're trying to promote. They could surely find a younger showcase fighter for Bisping who has won more recently.

    I don't see anywhere Shamrock can take this and have an advantage. This is just a bad, bad fight.

    I'd much rather see Bisping beat on Hamil or see him sweat through some ground and pound with him than see this fight. Seriously, if Hamil turns up fighting someone else, it'll be a real shame.
     
  8. achillesthegreat

    achillesthegreat FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE Full Member

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    Clever fight. Ken now appears old and musclebound but he's a name. Bisping can get credit for the win without a major risk.
     
  9. scurlaruntings

    scurlaruntings ESB 2002 Club Full Member

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    Musclebound? Dude did you see Ken vs Kimo? The dude looked like a saggy sack of ****.He clearly came of gear and was soft as molasses. His pecks were near his famed ankle lock.I dont know why Ken is bothering with a comeback.Its only his ego that keeps him going.His not Randy Couture and was never versatile enough to be a great MMA fighter.Imo his status as a legend is overrated as his best work wasnt in the UFC it was in Pancrase.
     
  10. achillesthegreat

    achillesthegreat FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE Full Member

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    I'm talking the guy against Ortiz. Ain't seen Kenny recently. Everything I've seen of him of the past few years shows a guy who is old and overmuscled.
     
  11. SweetScienceFan

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    That sucks. I would have much rather seen Bisping vs Hamill.
     
  12. SweetScienceFan

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    Ken has came back much more muscle bound since that Kimo fight. However, I still have no interest in seeing him fight anymore. Especially not against guys who I want to see in there against the real talent in the division. Throw Ken Shamrock on an undercard against someone like Forrest Griffin.
     
  13. oblate

    oblate Active Member Full Member

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    cool nice fight for bisping. I'm a big bisping fan hes got killer instinct and beats the crap out of everyone he fights.
     
  14. Beebs

    Beebs Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Would have rather seen Hamill in there, although this is a more complex matchup as opposed to a pure wrestler you now have a guy in Shamrock who is still the better wrestler than Bisping but also the better striker and sub guy than Hamill.
     
  15. Donut62

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    If Tito loses to Rashad (I think he will), this gives them a GREAT marketing angle in that they could have the TUF winner fighting both of the TUF coaches. If Bisping beats Ken I think he will ready for a fight with someone of Tito's caliber. They have sheltered Mike for pretty long and they need to test him.