Just a few weeks ago, Bellator MMA hosted a match-up between Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice, which lasted less than three minutes but brought with it ensuing controversy that has now lasted over two weeks.
Slice and Shamrock were slotted in the main event of the Bellator 138 fight card yet the fight ended with many believing it was a fixed contest with a predetermined result. The reason behind this was Shamrock’s inability to complete the rear-naked choke he had locked in before getting knocked out less than a minute later.
Fuel was added to the fire when UFC color commentator Joe Rogan revealed that he thought the fight was “fake as f**k.”
“That fight looked fake as f**k,” Rogan said on his ‘Fight Companion’ podcast. “There’s a couple things I don’t like about that fight. I don’t like that clinch. That long clinch that they had when they were mouth to ear. They were mouth to each other’s ears for a long f***ing time.”
Speaking with Submission Radio this week, Shamrock responded to Rogan’s speculation and added that a celebrity of Rogan’s stature should refrain from commenting on subjects that he has no proof on.
“Why in the world would someone in Joe Rogan’s position sound off on something like that when there’s no proof, when it’s just speculation of his thoughts of what he thought. That could literally ruin somebody’s career. That’s like me going out there and telling his wife that he cheated on his wife, yet I don’t have any proof, but someone just said something. Those are things, when you say them being in a professional position where you have the people’s ear and you have a responsibility to make sure that whatever you say, you can back up, that you could prove, and not just say it because you think it. Because you ruin people’s lives on something that you have no proof. And he’s wrong what he’s saying. He’s wrong what he’s saying, and therefore he could have ruined my career and my life on what he’s saying, when there’s no proof to it.”
Shamrock then vehemently reiterated that he would never attempt to predetermine the outcome of a fight.
“I swear on everything that I love, my family, my god, everything that I love. That fight was not fixed. And the people that are saying it are saying it because they’re angry or they lost a bet, because they bet in Vegas, or they’re just trying to be hurtful. That’s it.”
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