Our friend Lex from PWBPodcastlive.com had the opportunity recently to speak with Frank Shamrock. Shamrock discussed a wide range of issues including his next opponent and the criticisms from hardcore fans over the CBS show. Below are some of the highlights of that interview:
Frank Shamrock on his next opponent:
"My goal for my next fight is to fight Ken, to fight my brother Ken, to have a brother versus brother match. I think that’s a huge fight that everybody gets–easy to understand. You could use it as a huge promotional vehicle because it’s got such a great hook in it, and I think it’s just a huge fight, so I’ve been working hard on that one. First quarter of next year, I’ll get it done."
Frank Shamrock on the criticism of Kimbo Slice and EliteXC’s Saturday Night Fights on CBS:
"I understand both sides of it, but I think the critics are shortsighted, because if they truly were dedicated fanatics, they would only care about the growth of the sport. And he’s the guy, you know, whether you like him or not, he’s the guy who had the opportunity, and whether you like it or not, he’s a mixed martial artist, professionally. So I mean, I see both sides, and in the beginning, I felt differently about it…but when I looked at it in hindsight, whatever makes the sport grow, whatever gives these guys the most amount of opportunity is what is best for the sport. That’s what we should all embrace."
To listen to the entire interview with much more from Frank Shamrock, click here.