Interview: Frank Shamrock on ‘Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier’ and life after fighting

As always, MMA legend Frank Shamrock will be performing commentating duties this weekend on Showtime when Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier put a bow on the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament. In an interview with 1st Quarter radio on Thursday, Frank shared his thoughts on the tournament final between Barnett and Cormier, as well as the Strikeforce lightweight title fight between Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson. He also discussed his life after fighting and the long-term dangers for MMA fighters.

Frank Shamrock to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight on NBC

Frank Shamrock will be appear as a guest tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC. Shamrock will discuss the upcoming “Henderson vs. Babalu” card and his anti-bullying campaign.

Memorial service set for Bob Shamrock

Photo courtesy of Knucklepit.com - Bob Shamrock with 19-year-old Ken on his 1st day at college.

A memorial service for Bob Shamrock, the father of legendary MMA fighters Ken Shamrock and younger brother Frank Shamrock has been planned for 2pm Monday, January 18th at Calvary Baptist Church, 995 Paiute Lane in Susanville, CA 96130. A reception will follow at the same location – his family has announced.

Bob Shamrock died Thursday, Jan 14th at age 68 due to health complications with Diabetes at the home of his eldest son Ken Shamrock surrounded by friends and family. Bob will be remembered most for opening up his home in Susanville, CA to literally hundreds of troubled kids.

The Shamrock Boys Home was the beginning of life changing events for both Ken & Frank Shamrock who were both eventually adopted by Bob and introduced to competitive sports and eventually MMA.

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Bob Shamrock dies at 68 – Father to Ken & Frank Shamrock

Bob and Ken Shamrock

January 14th, 2010 – Bob Shamrock, the father of legendary MMA fighters Ken Shamrock and younger brother Frank Shamrock passed away today Thursday, Jan 14th at 2pm at the home of his eldest son Ken – surrounded by friends and family.  Ken Shamrock and his wife Tonya brought Bob to their home on Saturday after a long term battle with different health complications due to Diabetes – Bob was 68 years old.

Bob is best known for opening up his home in Susanville, CA to literally hundreds of defiant and hardcore kids.   Ken Shamrock (then Ken Wayne Nance) was 13 years old when he arrived at the Shamrock Boys Home in Susanville, CA – Ken at the time was in trouble with the law for strong armed robbery among other things.

“I just watched Ken’s eyes when he first arrived, because this was my home. It wasn’t some business place where I came on from 8 til 5 – it was my home, and the house was really big, we ate well, we had a swimming pool, and all those kinds of things. It was a lot different than the other group homes he had been in.” Bob Shamrock

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Mickey Rourke talks about his buddy Frank Shamrock

Mickey Rourke talk’s with MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant about the possibility of his good friend Frank Shamrock stepping back in the cage. Rourke believes if Frank wants one more fight, he deserves one more fight. He just doesn’t want to see his buddy get hurt. Please like & share:

The UFC’s 177 leaves a few out

Most MMA fans are getting caught up in the UFC 100 whirlwind. The promotion, along with Spike TV, has decided to narrow down the top 100 UFC fights of all time. 177 fights have already been selected, and fans will decide which of those will end up in the century club.

After the fan voting, highlights from the chosen bouts will air as part of a series set to debut on July 5th. Naturally, not every fight was going to make the initial cut to 177, but there have been two notable exceptions that have people talking and pointing their conspiracy theorists fingers straight at the UFC’s very own lightening rod, Dana White.

Since the fighters in the excepted fights are not going to show up in a Dana White video blog anytime soon, many fans perceive the fights being left out as designed disrespect.The two fights in question are Frank Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz and Andre Arlovski vs. Tim Sylvia 2.

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“Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz” fighter salaries and live gate

On April 11th, STRIKEFORCE: SHAMROCK vs. DIAZ took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and was broadcast live on Showtime.

15,211 MMA fans showed up to watch the event live with a total gate from ticket sales at $750,000.

The total fighter payroll was $633,445. Although Frank Shamrock lost to Nick Diaz via TKO in the main event, “The Legend” was still able to walk away as the big winner for the night when it came to salary with a sweet $369,790 paycheck.

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