Such is the sad life of Ken Shamrock — even when he manages to snap a five-fight losing streak by submitting a morbidly obese man with no submission defense or the ability to get to his feet after he’s fallen to the mat, he still had to cheat in order to do it. Kevin Iole passes along the bad (though fairly unsurprising) news:
Well hey, it looks like his brother Frank was right all along. But of course, nobody in this sport actually takes steroids — they simply take legal supplements that happen to secretly have steroids in them. And Ken is hoping that this dependable defense will keep him out of hot water:
Right. Good luck with that. In our eyes, the real innocent victim here is Roy Jones Jr., who had a pretty damn respectable lineup of fights going for his first foray into MMA promotion. Supporting the boxing main event of Jones vs. Omar Sheika would be Shamrock vs. Lashley, Seth Petruzelli vs. Doug Marshall, and Jeff Monson vs. Roy Nelson. Now, Shamrock’s stupidity has sunk the co-main event, and Kimbo-slayer Seth Petruzelli is off the card due to an injury suffered during training. On the bright side, maybe Lashley will now get a replacement opponent who’d be able to survive past the first minute with him — and doesn’t need chemicals in order to do it.