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Okay, maybe he didn’t name us specifically, but the aging veteran who used to be known as “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” told FightHype.com that any reporters who think he should walk away from the sport are idiots.
Using an odd analogy that reporters who had never stepped into the cage saying he should call it a career are like if when we’re old the doctors refuse us medicine because they’re saving it for some younger patients. So because doctors have never been old or had a disease like cancer, they aren’t qualified to treat someone who is or diagnose someone who has it? Makes perfect sense.
Instead of proving him right by responding in typical CP style, instead I’ve written an open letter to Ken Shamrock.
Check it out below.
No one is refusing you medication. We just don’t want to see you suffer any long-term brain damage that will require you to take large dosages of it to be able to go about your daily routine. You’re 47. You’ve had a long and pretty successful career, so why not get out while the getting is good. Maybe you could get into commentary, open a new UFC gym or start contributing a weekly “Ask Ken” column for us.
You’ve only won two fights since 2005. One was against a guy who at 29-44 and 1 no contest basically made a career of being a punching bag for fighters looking to pad their records — and he took you the distance. The other was against an obese 6-10 fighter who died seven months later of a heart attack at age 32.
Your next fight is against James Toney. He has the power in his hands to make you forget you hate Frank, and if he connects with your face, he’ll drop your once impressive record another notch to 28-16-2.
If it’s about the money, write a tell-all book about the sport and the rampant steroid use of everyone — yourself included as you’ve admitted recently. It will sell a million copies if you include embarrassing stories about Frank as a gawky teenager and about all of the fixed fights you know about.
Please don’t be mad or try to stab me in the eye for this honest and heartfelt plea from a pen-pusher and fan.