It’s been five years since Ken Shamrock last fought. In that time, he’s aged from 46 to 51 years old, but the UFC Hall of Fame inductee says that he will not disappoint when he faces Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in the Bellator 138 main event on Friday night.
The road back hasn’t been an easy one for Shamrock. He’s been humbled in the gym. He’s had to accept that he’s not the same fighter that he used be.
“I’ve been away from the ring for four or five years. Coming back, I believe that I’ve really tested my character, and tested my training and everything. I have been tested more than I have ever been tested,” he said during a recent media conference call.
“Come June 19, people are going to get to see the results of that. And I promise you, with everything that I am, with my career on the line, they will not be disappointed.”
Heading into his return fight, Shamrock believes that the fight will come down to game plan execution.
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“I don’t think it’s a secret that Kimbo Slice brings the fight. Everything I know about him and respect about him is that when he gets in the ring, he brings it. I don’t think there’s any question about what kind of fight this is going to be,” said the mixed martial arts pioneer.
“There’s a strategy on the mind of both men in a fight, and they come in to see which one will work best. Right now there is no tomorrow, I’m focused on Kimbo and that’s it.”