This past weekend, one of the most anticipated and long awaited bout took place over in the states as Kimbo Slice took on Ken Shamrock on Bellator.
Unfortunately, the fight has left a fishy taste in many people’s’ mouth as Shamrock seemingly was unable to finish a rear-naked choke even with his arm underneath the chin of Slice. After managing to “escape”, Kimbo got back to his feet, where he’s most confortable, and proceeded to land a shot which cut Shamrock open and left him dazed in the ground.
One man who was paying close attention to the bout was the UK’s very own MMA legend, Ian freeman. “The Machine” as he is known by fans for his relentless fighting style, has been gunning for a bout with Shamrock for a while since they were scheduled to fight many years ago. But since Kimbo has now defeated Shamrock, Freeman wants the tougher challenge.
In a quote or ides to the Daily Sport, Ian said: “I’ve wanted to fight Ken Shamrock for years. But every time we signed the fight, 3 times in total, Shamrock pulled out and the fights never went ahead. Now that Kimbo has beaten Shamrock, I want the bigger and better fighter. Both having come from a bare knuckle background, a bout between Kimbo and Freeman is surely something fans will tune in for.
Freeman continued: “Kimbo and I are both old school. I still train hard and I feel I have the tools to beat Kimbo.” Since making a case for the fight, not everyone has reacted positively towards Freeman’s claims, but he said: “90% of the fans want this to happen. The 10% that don’t, will still pay to watch me get beat. Shame to disappoint them.”
As a UK MMA legend we need to get behind the machine and urge Bellators Scott Coker to sign the fight and bring Bellator to the UK. Share, comment, like and ReTweet the post and get Freeman signed.
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