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Beef/Bellator Alert: Bas Rutten says he wants payback versus Ken Shamrock, may unretire

Bas Rutten please come home. Also, when you do come home to the cage Bas Rutten can you please punch Ken Shamrock directly in the liver with some sort of kick or punch? P.P.S please provide your own “pang” or “whoop” sound effect as you’re punching Shamrock to the body.

From the “what the fuck” file, we have MMA legend and UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten talking about coming out of retirement to avenge his loss to Ken Shamrock. Bellator are you listening? The MMA world needs you to be Bellator and book Rutten vs. Shamrock 3.

Speaking with Muscle and Fitness Magazine, Rutten reveals his recent MMA training schedule and also his burning hunger for revenge against Kenneth Wayne Shamrock.

The only losses you never avenged were against Ken Shamrock. Could you have beaten him?

Yes. Ken beat me when I didn’t know the ground game. Once I stuck to training on the ground twice daily, I never had a problem with anyone. If I’d fought him after that, I’m 99% sure I would have gotten him. I wanted to try to submit him. I wanted payback.

Would you fight him today?

If my arm gets better, maybe we could do something. It would be a very intriguing fight.

Holy shit.

Until Rutten officially comes out of retirement watch this excellent history of Bas Rutten short film by Bobby Razak

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