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MMA Gracie Shamrock Bout Controversy — Looks Like A Low Blow To Us [VIDEO]


Royce Gracie Ken Shamrock low blow

Royce Gracie brought the brawling back to MMA when he took on Ken Shamrock at Houston’s Toyota Center as the main event of Bellator 149. That’s an old-fashioned knee-to-the-groin that helped Gracie win a much-protested TKO over Shamrock.

As you’ll see in the video below, the referee showed the timing of a WWE professional in carefully missing the shot to the groin. Gracie thought, “Well, that must’ve been cool,” and then pummeled Shamrock with plenty more punches. That ended things at 2:22 into the first round. That’s how a 49-year-old MMA fighter beats a 52-year-old man for his first win since 2007.

No apologies from Gracie, either, who later declared: “I’m a fighter. We come from the beginning — no gloves, no rules, no time limits.”

This was supposed to be a big deal remake, too, since it’s been over 20 years since these two went into the ring. Shamrock lost to Gracie at UFC 1, and their bout at UFC 5 ended in a draw after the longest fight in the history of the UFC.


Anyway, this was the turning point of a very short fight. Don’t forget this low blow is brought to you by Miller Lite…

COED Writer
J.R. Taylor has spent several years covering all aspects of pop culture for prestigious publications. Well, they were prestigious. Contact me: @google+ @twitter @email @website