During Spike TV’s documentary “Bound by Blood”, featuring adoptive brothers Ken and Frank Shamrock, it seemed as though a bout between the two was being built up but with Frank’s admission that he no longer was a fighter, the dream of seeing the two Shamrocks in the cage faded.
Frank explained to MMAFighting.com why it didn’t happen:
“We had an opportunity to fight a long time before,” said Frank Shamrock in reflecting on what was a highly-praised special. “I worked really hard on it and it didn’t pan out. That wasn’t my idea for the documentary. I’m retired. I can’t imagine anyone punching on me or hitting me. It’s not even in my consciousness.”
“Now that I got older, looking back, it’s best that it didn’t happen,” said Frank Shamrock, who has mixed feelings, because he also feels it would have been the biggest money fight he’d have had in his career. “When I first started working on it, it was out of malice. I wanted to kick Ken’s ass. Ken’s an a–hole sometimes and I’ve got my issues. When it started, it was all out of bad intentions. When I got further into it, when I worked on the business side, I realized what it could be. My thoughts changed.
“I was thinking maybe I could pay back what’s been given to me from Ken. I know Ken doesn’t have the business ability and I thought, `How do you pay back someone who gave you what I’ve been given. At the time I was still a fighter.”‘
While discussing the sit-down it’s self, Shamrock explained he wasnt ready for Ken’s bluntness:
“No I wasn’t (ready). I was totally caught off guard and I was very emotional about it. The whole thing was very painful. I’d forgotten how erect Ken is, and it blew me away. I think I started crying in the first two seconds. I just came to apologize. I know some of the things I did were wrong, not because I meant to be wrong, but because I didn’t make the right decision at the time,” Frank Shamrock said.
“I cried for like the entire first hour,” he said. “It’s not good. That’s why we don’t have more footage.”
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