Report: Ken Shamrock Criticizes Joe Rogan, Says Latter “Could Have Ruined my Career” With Fixed Fight Accusations
By FCF Staff
Following Ken Shamrock’s stoppage loss to Kimbo Slice at Bellator 138, Joe Rogan was quick to question whether the bout was fixed, and now the legendary fighter has responded to the UFC commentator.
Not long after the June 19th bout, Rogan relayed on his podcast that he thought the fight looked “fake”, and pointed to Shamrock’s tactics in the fight as evidence. Rogan also cited the fact that Shamrock and Slice were clinched up, “mouth to hear” for several moments.
Shamrock has already denied that the bout was a work, but in a recent appearance on “Submission Radio“, he responded to Rogan’s comments specifically (comments via MMA Fighting.com):
“Why in the world would someone in Joe Rogan’s position spout off with something like that when there’s no proof?” Shamrock said. “It’s the speculation of his thoughts that could literally ruin someone’s career. That’s like me going out there and telling his wife that he cheated on her. That I don’t have any proof but someone just said something.”
“You have the peoples’ ear,” said Shamrock. “You have a responsibility to make sure that whatever you say, you can back up. Not just say it because you think it. You ruin peoples’ lives on something he has no proof. He’s wrong, what he said. He could have ruined my career and my life. What he’s saying? There’s no proof to it.”
The 51 year-old fighter, who was fighting for the first time since 2010,also swore that he did not take a dive in the bout.
Bellator 138 took place at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Slice-Shamrock fight drew over 2 million viewers for Spike.