(Man, wouldn’t it be ironic if they were actually related?)
Jake Shields to Fight! Magazine following "Lawler vs. Shields" (via OMA):
"I would love to fight that old man Frank Shamrock
for all the shit he talks about me. But Frank would never fight me in a million years. All the stability balls in the world couldnt save Frank. He is a shameless self promoter that would not make it out of round one against me and he knows it. I called him out at the hotel last night for all the shit he talks about me.
He has zero jiu jitsu skill. Apparently rolling around with a rubber ball all day does not tighten up your jiu jitsu game as much as previously thought. But I’m wasting all of our time even talking about this right now. Frank knows he would get smashed by me. Yet he will still talk shit about me but not sign on the dotted line. That’s what Frank does. He’s a creepy looking 50-something-year-old man, with a flat nose, and some 13-year-old kid’s braces on his teeth, trying to always talk himself up so people think he is still relevant.
He beat Cesar and Nick smashed him…How about a rubber match Frank? I would come up to your weight and I would give you my entire purse if you could even make it to a decision against me. Then you could buy all the stability balls in San Jose to grapple against every day for the rest of your life, you dick"
Shields gave a little more background on his Shamrock-hatred to fiveknuckles, saying "He’s been disrespectful to Ceasar [Gracie] and he’s arrogant…I’d fight Frank anytime…he got smashed so it’d be hard to build him back up, but I guess he’s still a huge name." Between this and his recent eff-offs to Joe Riggs, Shields is coming into his own as a comically insulting trash-talk artist. Of course, he’d really be taking up the comically insulting trash-talk mantle from Frank Shamrock, who originated it in this sport. Hmm, these two have more in common than they might think…