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Oh, Jeez. Frank Shamrock is Getting His Own Reality Show About His Crusade to Get MMA Legalized in New York

(“…and there is nothing naked about a rear-naked choke.”)

Having Frank Shamrock represent MMA in trying to convince the New York State Senate to legalize MMA is like having George W. Bush represent the human race in trying to convince aliens that the human race is an intelligent species.

Leave it to the most self-aggrandizing fighter in the sport, though, to jump in where his help isn’t needed. The former fighter, who dubbed himself “The Legend,” is working on a new reality show called “Ungloved,” that follows him as he lobbies for MMA legalization in the hold-out state. While filming in New York during the legalization rally and Strikeforce fan event on Tuesday, Shamrock visited the state legislature to try to convince them to legalize the sport.

Not surprisingly, the cocky Strikeforce commentator who created an anti-bullying organization in response to how he felt when UFC president Dana White publicly criticized him, went into the meetings with lawmakers unprepared, telling reporters that he did no homework or research about the stances of those in opposition like Assemblyman Bob Reilly.

Instead, according to, he tried to convince the powers that be that they should focus on how the sport could get would-be criminals off the street by giving them a way out from a path of crime and abuse, pointing to his own tumultuous upbringing and spotty youth as evidence of how MMA put him on the straight and narrow.

Seriously? This is the best argument he could come up with for getting the sport sanctioned? It’s like he took the speech from a movie from the Hallmark Channel and just inserted “MMA” in where music, dancing or gymnastics was proceeding “saved my life.” Maybe he and Bob Reilly should get together and debate whose points are least relevant.

Considering who the host is and that the show is purportedly being written and produced by a group of former WWE creative team members, it’s no surprise that Shamrock chose to go the theatrical route, rather than the common sense one.

Hopefully little weight in the decision on the matter is based on Shamrock’s talking points. If not, we could be in for a long wait to see MMA in the Big Apple.

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Jim- February 11, 2011 at 10:10 am
@anymouse - I'm guessing the idiot that wrote this article has no idea what you are talking about. As Jugger so accurately pointed out, the second you read the ignorant political comments that they scatter into half of the articles on CP, you might as well just hit the back button, the rest of it will be a waste of your time.
Beefcake- February 11, 2011 at 1:00 am
I hope he fights Nick Diaz again
Soul.T.Nutz- February 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm
Frank Shamrock needs to just fuck off already.
Nothing about the guy is genuine...
Nothing is believable. The guy is a joke.
Really seems like the worst person to represent MMA.
Fried Taco- February 10, 2011 at 11:42 am
I'm just hoping CP can hook Frank Shamrock and Bob Reilly up for a friendly debate on the next Bum Rush show. I might actually even download the podcast then.
Jugger- February 10, 2011 at 11:23 am

Please take your level-headed, common sense, silly-talk somewhere else.

Some day you will learn that if there is any reference to politics in the first paragraph of a CP article, there is a 90% chance that said article will lower your IQ a minimum of 10 points. 10 points may not seem like much... but CP reduced me to a borderline vegetative state during the Congressional elections.
Mike Whitehead- February 10, 2011 at 11:19 am
Shhhh, go back to sleep. There, there, it'll all be over soon.
NinjaNerd- February 10, 2011 at 11:13 am
Give the guy some credit. You write about him like he's some fucking bum that never did anything. He had a long reign as the LHW champ and had the balls to go his own way on moral and creative grounds.

What's worse: Standing up for the sport you love or writing someone out of the history of your company like a 4 year old child because they don't agree with you?
Horror Fighter- February 10, 2011 at 11:03 am
Personally, I think it would be hilarious if the commission credited Frank Shamrock for getting MMA sanctioned in NYC -- if only to listen to Dana's reaction.

If his reality show doesn't work out, maybe he can pitch "Too Old for Braces" to TLC.
2 in the stink, 1 in the Pink- February 10, 2011 at 10:59 am
frank SHAM rock
curt sample- February 10, 2011 at 10:55 am
rampageisgod- February 10, 2011 at 10:43 am
If it's the Attitude Era creative team, they have a shot. Yes, I am a nerd.
Lysol- February 10, 2011 at 10:32 am
If Frank Shamrock manages not to get sports in general banned from New York, it'll be an accomplishment.
buff fra nk mir- February 10, 2011 at 10:26 am
does moderation mean edit, or approval? I honestly dont know, serious question.
buff fra nk mir- February 10, 2011 at 10:20 am
Shamrock is a LEGEND! If he didn't take such a huge amount of time off he would never be questioned. Frank is very articulate and knowledgable, the perfect rep.
Videodrome_NOW- February 10, 2011 at 10:10 am
Didn't think I would ever want Frank Shamrock to succeed at something, wait.... I still don't. Sorry NY.
Ballkick- February 10, 2011 at 10:09 am
OMG! Frank the (attention whore)Shamrock is championing our cause in NY State?......We're DOOMED! over over.
That cock sucker couldn't convince a Egyptian that their government is corrupt.
Biff Tannen- February 10, 2011 at 10:09 am
"Frank, that's why we have amateur boxing so that, because, so to speak, I mean boxing is of course the sweet science and as you know, and I'm speaking metaphysically here, science helps kids stay away from drugs and alcohol. MMA trains criminals how to be more criminal."
anymouse- February 10, 2011 at 10:05 am
Yeah you're right, having someone with degrees from Yale and Harvard represent us would awful!
Brian M- February 10, 2011 at 10:05 am
The problem now is that not only has he probably HURT the sports chances in NY, but if by some miracle it IS legalized in NY, he's going to totally try to take credit for it!
El Famous Burrito- February 10, 2011 at 9:58 am
"You know, Bob, more kids hurt themselves trying to remove their braces with pliers in a year than all MMA fights combined."