Originally Posted by OldschoolEQer
I know before Ken's last fight with Kimo he was working with a new trainer named Eric Paulson. That seemed to work for him as he ended it was with a devistating knee. Paulson is an incredible trainer if you ever have a chance to go to one of his seminars I would highly reccomend it.
So what are you thoughts on the fights on the card?
Ken Shamrock is so far over the hill it's almost ridiculous that he's still fighting. He hasn't defeated a name fighter since 1995 when he defeated an aging Bas Rutten. He's only had 4 fights in the last 4 years, his only win coming against Kimo Leopoldo, a fighter whose as far past his prime as Ken, whose peak was much
lower, and whose most impressive wins came against Sakuraba, in Sakuraba's first professional fight, and Bam Bam Bigelow (lol).
Even Tito, with his mediocre skills, lack of aggression, and inability to press and finish a fight, will probably be able to knock him out easily. I mean, Sakuraba recorded his first, and only, knockout just 2:27 into the first round in Shamrock's last fight. You know something is wrong when someone who has fought for ten years and never knocked anyone out is able to knock you out early in the first round. Yes, I know that Sakuraba's record denotes a TKO versus Royce Gracie. I watched the fight - it went on for 6, 15 minute rounds. Gracie was simply too exhausted to continue and threw the towel in between rounds. Sakuraba is about as one-sided a fighter as there is.
In short, this fight will only be entertaining if you want to see Shamrock taken down yet another peg or if you like carnage in general. If you're looking for a fight between evenly matched opponents or don't like Tito Ortiz... close your eyes, plug your ears, and hum for about 3 minutes.