EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw confirmed this week he has held preliminary discussions about promoting a potential megafight between brothers Frank and Ken Shamrock within EliteXC. The two adopted brothers have expressed a willingness to fight one another in the past.
“I talked to my team about it,” Shaw said. “I would love to do brother versus brother. It would be a great promotion.”
Frank Shamrock (22-8-1), a former UFC middleweight champion and King of Pancrase, submitted Phil Baroni with a rear-naked choke June 22 to win the vacant Strikeforce middleweight crown. He has won 11 of his last 12 fights, the lone setback a disqualification loss to Renzo Gracie last February. The soon-to-be 35-year-old holds victories over Bas Rutten, former UFC light heavyweight king Tito Ortiz and veteran Jeremy Horn.
Ken Shamrock (26-12-2), meanwhile, has not competed since losing to Ortiz by first-round TKO last October. What’s more, the 44-year-old has not won a fight since June 2004 and has lost six of his past seven bouts. He owns wins over former UFC heavyweight champion Maurice Smith, Dan Severn and Rutten.