Happy Birthday Ken Shamrock

Written on the 24 January 2020

Happy Birthday Ken Shamrock

Kenneth Wayne Shamrock born February 11, 1964 is an American mixed martial artist and professional entertainment wrestler.

A UFC Hall of Fame member, Shamrock is widely regarded as one of the biggest stars in the history of MMA, as well as an icon and pioneer of the sport. He has headlined over 15 main events and co-main events in the UFC and Pride FC and set numerous pay-per-view records. In the early part of his UFC career, Shamrock was named "The World's Most Dangerous Man" by ABC News in a special called "The World's Most Dangerous Things". The moniker has stuck as his nickname. Ken is considered one of the top 10 greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time by Inside MMA Magazine.

Shamrock became known early on in the UFC for his rivalry with Royce Gracie. After fighting to a draw with Gracie in the inaugural UFC 'Superfight', he became the first UFC Superfight Champion when he defeated Dan Severn at UFC 6; the title was eventually replaced by the UFC Heavyweight Championship when weight categories were introduced to the UFC. He was also the first foreign MMA Champion in Japan, winning the title of King of Pancrase. During his reign as the UFC Superfight Champion, he was widely considered the #1 mixed martial artist in the world. In 2008, Shamrock was ranked by Inside MMA as one of the top 10 greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time. He is the founder of the Lion's Den mixed martial arts training camp, and is the older brother of Frank Shamrock.

 

In addition to his mixed martial arts career, Shamrock enjoyed considerable success in professional wrestling, particularly during his tenure with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) now the WWE. There, he is a one-time Intercontinental Champion, a one-time World Tag Team Champion and the 1998 King of the Ring. Shamrock also wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is a one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and a 2002 Gauntlet for the Gold winner. He headlined multiple pay-per-view events in both promotions, including 1997's D-Generation X: In Your House, where he challenged for the WWF Championship. WWE has credited Shamrock with popularizing the ankle lock submission hold.

Today Ken Shamrock is still involved in the industry promoting a new bare knuckle fight show named "Valor".

Many keen students got to train with Official Ken Shamrock @ Giant Martial Arts in June 2019!

Two hours of jammed packed action with the UFC Hall of Fame member and WWE professional wrestler.

Everyone took away some cool leg lock secrets. This is a seminar you did not want to miss!

See footage below with more photos on Facebook


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