Frank Shamrock's Blogs

  • SRN Rewind Teaser: Frank Shamrock By: Jack Encarnacao

    Frank Shamrock has stood at the intersection of many of mixed martial arts' most important developments. As a fighter, he was at the vanguard of cardiovascular and endurance training. As a self-promoter, he charted a course for how to draw a record attendance without a television platform. As a businessman, he was involved in ventures that made several things clear about the essence and financial realities of the sport.

    Always an honest interview, Shamrock has sharpened his perspectives on the fighting life and business in retirement. In his new book "Uncaged," the man born Frank Juarez delves deep into childhood trauma, juvenile incarceration and fight politics.

    In a special two-part "Sunday Sitdown" interview, Shamrock joined Sherdog Radio Network "Rewind" host Jack Encarnacao to delve deeper into the pivotal moments he was a part of in the development of MMA. From the Tito Ortiz fight, to the Lions Den, to selling out HP Pavilion, to retiring after falling to Nick Diaz, Shamrock brings an edgy, sharp insight in these two one-hour installments.

    Part 1 premiered on last Sunday's Rewind, and can be downloaded here. In it, the 39-year-old Shamrock discusses his youth, his delinquency, training under Ken Shamrock, fighting while scared for his life in Pancrase, and the revelatory moments in the 1999 classic fight versus Ortiz.

    Part 2 premieres on this Sunday's "Rewind," which begins at 9 p.m. ET. Shamrock talks about life at the peak of his ascension in the sport, his emotional attachment and contributions to Strikeforce, Dana White, and how so many things came undone.

    Don't miss one of the most in-depth interviews ever conducted with Frank Shamrock, only on the SRN Rewind.

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    Listen to a preview of Sunday's "Rewind"

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  • Podcast: Frank Shamrock, Mike Winkeljohn By: Staff

    Frank Shamrock joined the Sherdog Radio Network for a new episode of “Sherdog Rewind” on Sunday.

    Shamrock spoke with host Jack Encarnacao about his rough childhood, fighting in Japan and his illustrious MMA career in this week’s “Sunday Sitdown” segment.

    In “Down to Business,” Jack spoke with striking coach Mike Winkeljohn about his charge Jon Jones’ recently announced fight against Chael Sonnen.

    Stream or download the show here.

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  • Shamrock Sees Bigger Role for Fertitta as UFC Grows By: Staff

    Frank Shamrock, on “The Savage Dog Show,” stating his belief that Lorenzo Fertitta (Pictured) will have a more significant role in handling big-money deals as the UFC continues to grow:

    “Now that they’re this giant global brand in sports, I have a feeling Lorenzo will be sitting down with the suits in some of those meetings. I just think we’re at a new level. Dana’s still going to be Dana and be the character that he is, but we’re talking real big, big money now.”

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  • SRN: Frank Shamrock & Greg Jackson By: TJ De Santis

    Live radio returned to The Sherdog Radio Network Monday with new episodes of "The Savage Dog Show" and "Beatdown" radio shows.

    Greg Savage was joined by Jordan Breen on the latest episode of "The SDS." The two men shared their thoughts on last Saturday night's UFC 128 card. They were also joined by Frank Shamrock who responded to Jared Shaw's accuasations of Shamrock's proposal to work a fight on CBS against Kevin Ferguson. Randy Gordon from "Sirius Fight Club" also joined the show.

    On "Beatdown" Jack Encarnacao and myself were joined by MMA trainer Greg Jackson. Greg was in the corner of Jon Jones Saturday night in Newark, New Jersey when "Bones" defeated Mauricio Rua to capture the UFC light-heavyweight title. Jackson is also the trainer of former 205 pound champ Rashad Evans. Jackson comments on Jones performance, the strategy involved in the Rua fight, and the subject of teammates fighting one another.

    Check out the show and our archives by clicking here.

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  • Fights That Make Sense Dept: Shamrock/Miletich Simmering By: Jake Rossen

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    Combat sports have always had the sadistic business sense to feed graying talent to younger, faster, better stars -- a torch-passing where the losing party gets third-degree burns in the process. It’s cruel, ugly and it never makes anyone feel too good.

    It’s therefore encouraging to hear that Strikeforce wants Pat Miletich slotted against a slightly gimpy Frank Shamrock. (This opposed to either guy against a 20-year-old who craps concrete.) Miletich told that he’s agreed to the fight, proposed to take place before summer, but that Shamrock is sitting on his hands.

    “Frank Shamrock and I have verbally agreed to fight each other, but from what I understand he’s being difficult in the negotiations,” Miletich said.

    Like Saturday’s Coleman/Couture headliner, which had roots in the late 1990s, Shamrock/Miletich was flirted with before Shamrock took to cleaning up dog deposits with SEG’s lowball offers. It’s a few years too late, as most of the good fights usually are, but so what? There are at least a dozen fights in this genre to be made that feature charismatic athletes who could talk enough of a good game to interest people despite their title irrelevance -- Don Frye/Ken Shamrock from 2002 being the model example. Shamrock is 37, Miletich is 41, and plenty of fans are old enough to care.

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