Shamrock: ‘Slice Tapped, but I Made the Rookie Mistake of Letting Go’

Ken Shamrock

Ken Shamrock is not taking too kind to the fact that some people seem to think the “fix” was in for his bout with Kimbo Slice. Joe Rogan recently questioned the validity of Slice’s victory on his podcast, and some fans thought it was fishy the moment it happened.

Shamrock had a rear naked choke locked in minutes into the first round and it seemed like it was over. Slice was flattened out and the hold was tight, but he somehow managed to escape after it looked like Shamrock simply let go of the hold. The fight went to the feet shortly thereafter where Slice blasted Shamrock with a vicious set of punches, leading to the end of the fight.

Shamrock recently took to Facebook to lay rest to people’s claims of the fight being staged and explained what took place in the cage.

“Are you kidding me some people just can’t stand the truth it seems like what ever I do there has to be some of you that got to have a reason why things don’t go the way they should it happens &I am very discouraged myself I had the choke very deep & I made a rookie mistake I tried to reset it after I saw him tap & that’s when I lost position my fault
& To set the record straight on the tap John McCarthy made it clear in the rules meeting do not look to the referee for help you do your job & I will do mine when kimbo taped it was not my job to make that call I should have continued putting that choke on till John stepped in I did not which was my fault &on top of it it was very week tap I believe he started to go out but I started to move in tighter on the choke instead of letting the choke work itself tighter as kimbo moved

I wanted to win this fight very bad it did not happen that’s it plain & simple
I.love what I do I have been away from any activities for 7 yrs. I came into this fight very rusty that was to be expected but really believed I would still win even being rusty & giving up 30lbs &being 51 with all that said I missed finishing him by a mistake one that would not have happened if I had not taken so much time out of the cage

With that said I am very happy with my life &the way I live my life my family supports me my fans support me &I will continue doing what make me & my fans happy just as long as I can”

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