It was a good thing Bellator didn’t book Ken Shamrock versus Kurt Angle because that would have been a travesty to the sport. Instead, Bellator MMA has chosen the path that only it dares to choose:
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 7, 2015
Yes Brett, that!
In a parallel universe where age doesn’t count, this event would have been the equivalent of Mayweather-Pacquiao and Cotto-Canelo happening on the same event. But Good Lord, this is happening on Earth in 2016 and it’s not funny:
By the time Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie fight in February they will actually be a combined 101 years old. pic.twitter.com/CoAMERGJIh
— Jonathan Snowden (@JESnowden) November 7, 2015
But hey, if the NBA plays its Legends in the All-Star weekend, why not MMA?
— Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) November 7, 2015
Jesus Christ is this 1993? ***Side note: I'm still going to watch
— James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) November 7, 2015
Even some UFC fighters are looking forward to it. So why can’t the rest of us?
Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock are two of the pioneers who carried the sport of MMA during its baby years. In fact, Gracie vs Shamrock became MMA’s first official rivalry:
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