Ken Shamrock will forever be one of the most recognizable names in America to be attached to the sport of MMA.
His popularity in the sport grew larger throughout the mainstream media following his days as a WWE wrestler.
But regardless of his ability to draw big crowds and even larger PPV revenue, Shamrock was one controversial dude.
Arguably the biggest trash talker in MMA history, Shamrock was part of arguably the biggest UFC squabble in history, known as "The Detroit Dance."
After a pre-determined stipulation by the Michigan district attorney stated that Shamrock and No. 1 contender Dan Severn could fight under the agreement that they couldn't strike with closed fists, the two fighters basically circled each other for 30 minutes being unable to do anything.
The fight would be considered one of the worst ever even though Severn won via head butts and sharp elbows. Nonetheless, it marked Shamrock's eventual departure from MMA for the WWE.
He's a UFC Hall of Famer who has quit the organization, rejoined it and then got released.
He was one of the best MMA fighters in the world, but decided to tackle the entertainment industry when he shook hands with Vince McMahon. He talked trash, backed it up and was part of some of the biggest rivalries in UFC history: Tito Ortiz, Royce Gracie and Severn.
As a 48-year-old, Shamrock has done it all. He has fought top talent regardless of injury and has incorporated all of that into a controversial career. He's timeless.