The last time The World’s Most Dangerous man stepped into the ring was five years ago at the age of 46. The now 51 year of Shamrock will once again step into the ring to do battle against Internet fighting sensation Kevin Ferguson, also known as Kimbo Slice, at Bellator 138. Shamrock has gone on record to state that getting back to this point has not been easy and he knows that he is not the same fighter that he used to be. He went on to say that he really tested his character by pushing himself to get back into fighting shape and into the ring. The UFC Hall of Famer believes that the fans will get what they paid for and will not be disappointed Friday night.
According to Kevin Seawright, This fight is hard to call since there are so many factors on both sides. Shamrock certainly has the skills and the experience over Slice, but he is also well past his prime. Slice has youth, well he is younger than Shamrock anyways, and has thunder in his hands. Shamrock’s chin has not been the same for years. He has been knocked out over five times in his last several fights in the first round. The inexperience that Kimbo Slice has on the ground is what will hurt him but is a big advantage for Shamrock. This one may end early for Shamrock if Slice can connect with one of those big shots. If Shamrock can get him to the ground, then he might have a chance.
Described by many as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, mix martial artist the UFC has ever seen, former light heavyweight champion Anderson Silva is coming off of two failed drugs tests. Despite this, Silva contends that he is not a cheater, nor has he ever cheated in his career. Interestingly enough, despite failing his last two drugs tests, Silva has never failed a drug test in his twenty year career. The last drug test that he failed was earlier this year when he tested positive for Drostanolone, Oxazepam, and Temazepam. The two drugs however, are commonly used to treat insomnia cause by anxiety. Apparently the problem was not that the substances are banned, but that Silva did not disclose it when filling out his medical questionnaire, which was a violation.
Many fans believe that testing positive for banned substances is a direct effect of losing twice to current UFC champion Chris Weidman and the horrific injury that he suffered in their second fight. Siva has contested that he has never ‘juiced’ in his career. The proceedings against Silva by the Nevada Athletic Commission have been delayed because his lawyers have filed several continuations. Silva is expected to make an appearance sometime in June, unless he is granted yet another continuance. The squad at Boraie Development know that only time will tell what the future hold for the former champion.