With his days of fighting behind him and Strikeforce officially out of business, Frank Shamrock didn’t know what was next after spending his entire life in the fight business. Then he was offered to be one of the four coaches on Fight Master: Bellator MMA.
One of the concepts about the reality show is that the fighters are allowed to select who they want their coach to be.
“They have the chance to create their own path,” said Shamrock to MMA Fighting. “When does a fighter ever have a chance where they say, ‘I want him?’ And after that, ‘I want him?’ When do you get the chance to pick that? There’s more free agency in that. I dig that. As soon as they were telling me the fighters get to choose their fights I was like, ‘I’m totally in.’”
The other three coaches are Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, and Joe Warren. The show airs this summer and will have 32 welterweights vying for a spot in an upcoming welterweight tournament.
Shamrock retired out of Strikeforce in 2009.