Ken Shamrock to Welcome Kimbo Slice to the World of Pro MMA

Fortun KimuraContributor IOctober 3, 2008

Yes, friends. Once again I side with the experienced, the legendary, and yet the underdog fighter. But those are not the only reasons I pick Ken Shamrock to win. Let's take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both fighters:

Ken Shamrock's advantages are his wrestling ability, submission ability, and a great wealth of experience more than his opponent, Kimbo Slice. But, then again, Shamrock has lost by KO or TKO in his last five fights within the first few minutes of the first round. If that's not the sign of a career in decline, I don't know what is.

Slice's advantages include most likely better striking ability, he's younger, and he believes he's "a little squirrel in this big world trying to get a nut." So, you see, Slice has all the key advantages. His disadvantages include any type of ground fighting and conditioning, both of which could have been slightly decreased due to Bas Rutten's tutelage.

It seems like Slice has the upper-hand, doesn't it? But we also have to look at what we're watching. That is to say, this is a fight between a striker and a submission fighter, and any Gracie can tell you ground inexperience is not something to take lightly. Now, with the addition of Slice gassing out (fatiguing), this gives Shamrock a good chance.

I predict Shamrock will wrestle Slice to the ground and win the fight via submission. I also predict a very angry EliteXC, as well as tons of friendly comments about my article. Good day.