One of the true pioneers in mixed martial arts and the growth of the Ultimate Fighting Championships. Ken Kilpatrick aka Ken Shamrock, was right there since the inception of the sport. For many having set the stage with his epic fight against Royce Gracie. Which would lead to the explosion of Brazilian jiu-jitsu throughout the world.
Ken was the King of Pancrease, having taken out many big names like Bas Rutten. He was also a star of the WWF, which went on to become WWE. A UFC Hall of Famer and 4 time World Champion in the sport.
He had what you might call a rough upbringing. Jailed many times for a number of offences, stabbed at age 10, he eventually ended up in Bob Shamrock’s home for boys. Where he would eventually be adopted by Bob. It turned his life around and the rest as they say is history. So follow along as we take a look at te life and times of MMA legend Ken Shamrock and his journey in combat sports.
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