Well, she wasn’t the only one who thought the grudge match looked ‘fake.’
Enter UFC commentator Joe Rogan.
“That fight looked fake as f**k,” Rogan said Saturday morning on his ‘Fight Companion’ podcast alongside UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub. “There’s a couple things I don’t like about that fight. I don’t like that clinch. That long clinch that they had when they were mouth to ear. They were mouth to each other’s ears for a long f***ing time.
“When Ken did take [Slice] down he never hit him once. How bout that? He never hit him. He had him down. He had him flattened out. He’s not blasting him with punches. He’s got him flattened out and he’s not hitting him. That doesn’t make any sense.”
Schaub pointed out that Shamrock is, in fact, 51 years-old, but Rogan still had some issues.
“To me, the whole thing … the entrance looked so suspect because he was shaking everybody’s hand. It didn’t look like he was about to go to a fight. It looked like he was about to go put on a performance.
“But they might have told them that this is the way to generate interest in this fight. To hype it up. All the fake bad blood.”
After surviving a rear-naked choke attempt from Shamrock, Slice scored a first-round TKO of the UFC Hall of Famer. Rogan didn’t take issue with the stoppage.
“The other thing that got me was the way Kimbo stopped Shamrock,” said Rogan. “That was real as f**k. I mean he definitely cracked him. So maybe they made an agreement and Kimbo said, ‘I’m gonna punch this motherf***er anyway.'”
A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Rogan sounded confused by Shamrock’s grappling, despite his incredible pedigree.
“[Shamrock] never went behind the head,” Rogan said of the choke attempt. “He choked [Slice] but he had it like on top of the head in some sort of weird way.
“It was disturbing to me how easy Kimbo shook Ken off his back. There was a lot of s**t I didn’t like about it.”
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Not sure I agree with all of these. No Ronda?
Here come the promos.
— Joanna Jedrzejczyk (@joannamma) June 21, 2015
I think I stopped Japanese UFC Fighter losing streak this year, begins his fighter strikes drug tests too harshly, and, from July.
Where’s my next game-? Japan?
I now want to go in the United States! My next fight is where the good?
今回でUFC日本人ファイターの連敗も止まったし7月からはドラッグテストも厳しくなるし日本人ファイターの逆襲が始まるんじゃないかな。 次の俺の試合はどこだ～？ 日本か？そろそろアメリカにもいきたいぞ！ My next fight is where the good?
— 川尻達也tatsuya kawajiri (@CRUSHER_MMA) June 22, 2015
I feel like Robinhood, i told people to bet on a first round to win some easy money now i get messages that thanks for the tip!
I just wanna thank my brother @RogerHuerta for everything you’ve done for me. Non of this would be possible without you bro.
— Arnold billy Allen (@Arnoldbfa) June 21, 2015
My bjj coach ricovieira kids are congratulate me after my win הילדים של מאמן הגראפלינג שלי… https://t.co/mzXhgz1Bvr
— noad lahat (@Neo_MMA) June 21, 2015
What a night!! Thank you to Antonio Dos Santos for sharing the cage with me! He is a gent and… https://t.co/npc8SiVzSt
— scott askham (@scottaskham1) June 21, 2015
— Kimbo Slice (@KimboSlice) June 21, 2015
Better luck next time.
Thanks for coming out to Berlin. Special thanks to my fans, family, friends, team members and sponsors, for… http://t.co/ZUYpoPjkax
Unfortunately, I’ve lost my battle last night, I’m incredibly sorry all my friends and fans…
Leider habe ich meinen Kampf gestern Abend verloren, es tut mir unheimlich leid alle meine Freunde und Fans… http://t.co/337k4l8MRg
Thank you all for cheering me on last night. Those in the red and black t-shirts…: Thank you all for cheerin… http://t.co/bHc8Oqq8rs
— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) June 20, 2015
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) June 21, 2015
— U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) June 22, 2015
.@UriahHallMMA I know you don’t mean the hair. Besides, I don’t know how to loose…feel free to try and prove me wrong…
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) June 22, 2015
rondarousey@BetheCorreia, your disrespect to my father, family and friends is not forgotten. I am your comeuppance. And this will not be over quickly. I will make sure you feel every moment of the lesson I’m going to teach you.
#UFC190 #Aug1st #andSTILL
Get well soon.
— Joanna Jedrzejczyk (@joannamma) June 21, 2015
I want my shot. pic.twitter.com/s1GsSqk4wg
UFC International Fight Week Elevator http://t.co/ECW5jP5u8Q
Thought he looked familiar.
— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBCLA) June 20, 2015
— Tait Fletcher (@TaitFletcher) June 20, 2015
Announced this weekend (June 2015)
Joe Merritt vs. Alex Oliveira at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale
Lewis Gonzalez vs. Leandro Silva at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale
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