There has been a mountain of controversy following Saturday night’s EliteXC premier on Showtime. At the heart of that controversy is Frank Shamrock. He was disqualified for successive illegal knees to the head and neck area of Renzo Gracie in the main event of the show. But much more than the blows to Gracie’s cranium, it has been Shamrock’s post-fight reaction that has garnered most of the controversy.
“I screwed up. Like I said, I thought we were fighting. If it had been me, I’d have super-glued my face back together and got in there and fought,” was Shamrock’s comment in a post-fight interview with MMAWeekly.com, both accepting it was his actions the brought the fight to a halt and seemingly frustrated that Gracie would not or could not continue.
Frank Trigg will be taking a step out of the broadcaster’s booth at Pride next week in Las Vegas to step into the ring to fight Kazuo Misaki, the #4-ranked middleweight in the world on MMAWeekly.com. After retiring early in 2006, Trigg didn’t wait long to make his return to the ring defeating Jason “Mayhem” Miller for the ICON middleweight title in December. Obviously serious about his comeback, Trigg faces a huge test next week in Misaki, who is the Pride Welterweight Grand Prix Champion.
Regardless of the controversy that whirls around him, Shamrock isn’t one to back down from the maelstrom, but in fact, embrace it. Both Franks, Shamrock and Trigg, step up tonight to SoundOff with Damon & Jeff on MMAWeeklyRadio.com, LIVE at 6pm PT / 9pm ET.
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