UFC 6 Tournament Winner Ken Shamrock Starts His Own Bare-Knuckle Promotion!
Ken Shamrock is the real veteran of this sport. He fought at UFC 1, on November 12, 1993, and suffered a defeat to BJJ star Royce Gracie after the win over dangerous striker Patrick Smith. Most of the Octagon warriors fought without gloves in that tournament.
Shamrock won few UFC tournaments, annihilating many heavier and stronger opponents–Dan Severn, Kimo Leopoldo (2 times), and Alexander Otsuka, and remained active MMA fighter until 2016, when he suffered another loss to Royce Gracie in their third fight, at Bellator 149.
The MMA legend announced on Tuesday that he started his own bare-knuckle promotion, Valor Bare Knuckle, which will host its first event on September 21, at 4 Bears Casino in North Dakota.
Bare-knuckle boxing is fast-growing sport. It sells a lot of PPV (pay-per-view) buys. Just look at BKFC 6 numbers, they are surprisingly good. What do you think, did Ken Shamrock make a great decision?