Ken Shamrock


Full NameKenneth Shamrock

BornFebruary 11, 1964




Ken Shamrock is one of the legends of the Mixed Martial Arts and Pro-Wrestling business.

Currently semi-retired, Ken Shamrock was present in important eras of both UFC and WWE.

He is also a UFC Hall of Famer

Early Life and career:

Ken Shamrock came from a military family and early in his life, he was often left to fend for

himself. Shamrock was excellent at sports early in his life and played baseball and football.

At 13, he was kicked out of his home by his stepfather and lived in group homes for a long

time, until he came to Bob Shamrock’s Boy’s Home, where he was adopted by Bob

Shamrock legally. In high school, Shamrock excelled in wrestling and football, but when the

offers came, he declined the offer for football to pursue professional wrestling.

MMA Career and UFC:

Ken Shamrock is one of those fighters who was part of the very first UFC show. He took part

in UFC 1 wherehe fought in two fights. He lost to Royce Gracie and beat Patrick Smith. For a

long time Ken Shamrock also fought in Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling, with some UFC fights in

the middle including UFC 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 before he left MMA temporaririly for a run in


WWE and Wrestling Career:

Ken Shamrock was a big part of WWE between 1997 and 1999, appearing as a part of

Vince McMahon’s Corporation and helping him. He was booked as a legitimate fighter, who


could break people’s ankles if he had to. Later on Shamrock also wrestled in TNA.

Return to MMA:

Post 2000, he returned to MMA and fought in Pride and UFC, as well as Cage Rage. Ken

Shamrock has been criticised for fighting past his prime. His last two fights took place at

Bellator, and the last fight of his career saw him lose to Royce Gracie at Bellator 149.

Currently his record stands at 28-17-2.

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