Ken Shamrock: Jay-Z's Bodyguard 'Didn't Know What His Job Was'

John HeinisSenior Analyst IMay 13, 2014

Ken Shamrock makes his way into the arena during the Ultimate Fighting Championship 61 in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 8, 2006. Ortiz defeated Ken Shamrock in the light heavyweight bout. (AP Photo/Jane Kalinowsky)
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UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock has recently traded in his gloves in favor of some tailored suits, but he still has the option to get physical in his new profession: a bodyguard. 

Once known as "The World's Most Dangerous Man" inside the pro wrestling ring, Shamrock shared his thoughts on the now infamous elevator scuffle between rap mogul Jay-Z and his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles, per TMZ

It's pretty clear that something went off [between Jay Z and Solange] before the fight. The bodyguard should never have put them on the elevator together. You're waiting for a time bomb to go off. And when it does, you're stuck ... Rather than getting in between Jay and Solange, he was pressing the elevator buttons. It seemed to me he didn't know what his job was.

As TMZ also reported, Solange Knowles, while her sister, Beyonce Knowles, was present, began attacking Jay-Z in an elevator at a Met Gala party at the Standard Hotel in New York City last week. 

Shamrock, 50, has been working for the security company Pro-tect Global for a little over a year now, working for star clients such as 50 Cent

A UFC Superfight champion who competed inside the Octagon at UFC 1 back in November 1993, Shamrock finally decided to call it a fight career after going 2-7 between April 2005 and November 2010. 

The Lion's Den gym founder was going to give it one last go in the cage as recently as July, but a contract dispute between Shamrock and the Ultimate Cage Fighting championship prevented his bout with Ian Freeman from ever taking place, per Sherdog.  

Does Shamrock bring about a valid point about a lax job by Jay-Z's bodyguard here or was he just taking advantage of some free press?


John Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also thMMA editor for