Frank Shamrock was disappointed when Strikeforce closed their doors for good, but does see some good coming from it.
“I think it’s going to spur growth in the industry because now you’ve got one group that’s locked into a future,” said Shamrock to Fight Hub TV. “There’s a lot of guys who want to look outside that box and that’s how new businesses start. As frustrating as it is to see the industry consolidate itself, it’s also a chance for a rebirth and new growth.”
The group Shamrock was referencing is the UFC, the top MMA promotion in the world, who have been in business for close to 20 years. At one time, Shamrock was the UFC’s light heavyweight champion before retiring with the belt. He would return shortly after for other promotions before finally retiring in 2009 after going 2-2 for Strikeforce.
It was this past January that Strikeforce officially folded.
Shamrock is one of the four coaches for Fight Master: Bellator MMA, which is set to air in the summer. The other three coaches are Randy Couture, Greg Jackson and Joe Warren.