Ken Shamrock vs Sam Adkins

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  1. Hellhammer84

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    Has anyone actually seen this fight? Is there any actual video footage of it out there? This took place in the early 2000's . I know Ken won by submission but I have never been able to find a video of it anywhere
     
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    what was ths significance of this fight?
     
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    It was his come back fight pre pride
     
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    wasnt Alexander Otsuka his comeback fight? Based on his Sherdog profile he had alrrady came back when he fought Adkins. Regardless, this fight would be interesting to see.
     
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    I remember seeing something about this, looks like this was around his NWATNA days. Reminds me of Frank Shamrocks return fight in the WEC.
     
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    definitely seen those photos and others before. Don't recall ever seeing a video of it.
     
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    Interesting. Never seen those pics before. Ken looked weird with that longer haircut.
     
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    Holy shit. That must be difficult to defend that kimura from a prime yolked up Ken.
     
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    here's when Frank Shamrock came back from retirement against Brian Pordoe (sp) 2003 around the time Ken came back. If there was a perfect time for Ken and Frank to fight, it was during this time.
     
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    It was kind of a joke of an event from what I read about it years ago.

    It was a promotion started by Ken Shamrock (and I believe his father Bob Shamrock), and he picked a 3-7 fighter in Sam Adkins be his opponent for the HW title.
     
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    Dang, Pardoe looks like a HW who's a part-time bodybuilder. He also had 1st round losses to Jardine, Rashad and Frye, though.
     
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    I haven't seen it

    I've spoke to ken to see if he has footage and he doesn't

    Probably worked anyway his return
     
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    They were still cool then so wouldn't happen

    Yes I agree though . Ken of 96 kills him great timing in 03

    Competitive in 03 imo
     
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    really? i thought they were in bad terms from Franks departure from the Lions Den until IFL.
     
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    Briefly in 2002 frank was on kens side he wa at UFC 40 rooting for ken

    Fell out shortly after
     
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    I'd still love to see this fight. Anyone out there have a video?
     
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    Ken is still the champ then?
     
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    Sam Adkins to me has always been like the American version of Alexander Otsuka. Tough guy with a very small toolset( basically just boxing) that fought some big names from the dark days of mma, lost wayyyyyy more than he won but wouldnt turn down a chance to fight. Dude has always had my respect, wherever he is and whatever he is doing now I hope he's doing well
     
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    Of all of the fighters who have kept fighting past their prime, I don't think there's a worse example of decline than Ken. There's a few other examples like Tank, Jens, BJ and others, but Ken just looked fucking TERRIBLE since he came back from the WWF
     

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