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Even though the word on the street is that Frank Shamrock is no longer really that interested in fighting his brother Ken after his recent loss to Robert “Buzz” Berry earlier this month, he sure doesn’t mind continuing the trash-talking that would likely make the months leading up to a potential showdown extremely entertaining.
In a recent interview with MMA Madness, Shamrock comments on a number of things concerning his adoptive older brother, including why Ken is so bitter towards him, how he is a much better fighter than teacher, and why he’s a much skilled fighter than the former professional wrestler.
Oh, and he says that Ken did steroids too…
MMA Madness: You say that you’ve seen guys take steroids. Could you maybe give us any names?
Shamrock: Sure, my brother Ken did them his whole life.
MMA Madness: Really?
Shamrock: Yeah. Why do you think that his mind is so fried? Why do you think he crumbles before the big fights? He’s got no psyche. He let steroids give him a false sense of security and the moment that stuff is gone he’s no longer superman. He’s just a regular man. But without all the hard work and without all the belief in himself that a regular man would have if he got up to that point. He’s the only guy that I’ll tell on, because he’s always in trouble anyway.
When it comes to Ken Shamrock and steroids, I’m not going to say if or if he didn’t do them. I’ll let opinions form on their own. All I will say is that he’s definitely had plenty of chances to use them, both in MMA and pro wrestling, and that he’s constantly been in phenomenal shape throughout his career, hard work or not.
It’s one thing to try and sell a fight, but it’s another when you make a side comment that could eventually start to hurt someone else’s legacy if it happened to pick up enough steam. I guess it just goes to show that Frank is willing to just about everything to promote himself and his ventures, even if it means throwing his own brother under the bus.
Touch of gloves to Five Ounces of Pain for the find.