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Ken Shamrock wants the spotlight, and will do anything to step into it.
Ken Shamrock loves attention. Like...so much.
Shamrock, remember, is a guy who fought a who's who of MMA stars in the 1990s. He beat Dan Severn, he beat Bas Rutten. He fought Royce Gracie to 36-minute-long draw.
Then he left MMA for the WWF. Why? Well, the money and the attention.
The thing is, while guys like Cung Le have left the sport to fight to a script, professional wrestling isn't the same as Hollywood acting. It's at least as destructive to your body as MMA and when he was either no longer a valuable asset for the WWE, or just plain not physically capable of going on any longer, he returned to MMA as a shadow of himself.
Splitting time between Pride and the UFC, he racked up a record of 1-6. To any outside observer, he was done. Not according to Shamrock, though. He wasn't going to accept jumbotron appearances at UFC events as his only moments of applause quite yet.
Bouncing from promotion to promotion, he racked up losses to people who you probably have never heard of. In between those fights, he found the time to bad-mouth the promotion that made him a star in America.
Shamrock, at this point, is struggling to find a place in MMA where he can endure. If such a spot exists, though, it continues to elude him.