Stop the presses, guys. Ken Shamrock is fighting again. This time, the one-time “World’s Most Dangerous Man” is aiming to take his shot at bare-knuckle boxing. Seriously.
In a news release on his website, Shamrock is apparently fighting bare-knuckle vet James Quinn this April. The fight is scheduled to take place somewhere in the United Kingdom. Detail will be announced soon.
From the site:
Shamrock is in great health and feels invigorated by this opportunity to continue to compete and to continue giving back to his fans. Shamrock is going back to his roots as a fighter. Knowing his body well, Shamrock knows that his decision to re-enter the ring for the love of this sport is a sound decision. Shamrock adamantly believes that age should never be a restriction to any athlete. People can do amazing feats past their prime, if it’s a priority to them … Shamrock knows that Bare Knuckle Boxing is a sport with great potential to grow well beyond where the sport is today. His involvement in this sport is to show support and help its success.
Despite the fact that Kenny hasn’t fought in professional MMA since 2010 (that we know of), he’s apparently going to follow through with this. Oh, and by the way, SHAMROCK IS 50 YEARS OLD! By the time this supposed fight happens, he’ll be 51. By the time we’re that age, we hope we’re retired and lounging on a yacht, counting stacks of cash from that fortune we’re making from writing about MMA.
Let’s take this time to remember Shamrock and his intention to fight James Toney in a “special rules” MMA/boxing match. You remember that? The Shamrock-Toney tussle never came to be, so let’s see if this bare-knuckle thing happens.
As a way to soak up your time, here’s Shamrock talking about the James Toney fight before it got canceled. Just pretend he’s saying “Quinn” instead of “Toney” and it’ll work out for the purpose of this article. You’re welcome.