WWE and UFC legend Ken Shamrock was stabbed aged TEN after carrying out ‘five or six robberies’ – The Sun
WWE and UFC legend Ken Shamrock shockingly revealed he was stabbed after robbing “five or six stores” when he was aged just TEN.
The 58-year-old had a long and distinguished career in martial arts.
But the start of his life was fraught with trouble growing up in poverty-stricken Warner Robins in Georgia in a single parent family.
In a 2019 interview, he admitted he had to “fight” to survive on the streets and described how he was “untameable”.
And it even led to him being stabbed outside a shop he had just ransacked.
Speaking on A Fighter’s Legacy podcast, the man once knows as the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Man’ said: “I was on the run for, I don’t know, three or four months—living out of a car.
“I robbed five or six different stores. Strong-armed robbery, which I was wanted for.
“So, when I finally got caught, I got stabbed behind a 7-11—which was behind the Pueblo Vista school.
“And then I woke up in a hospital, handcuffed to a bed.”
TURNED HIS LIFE AROUND
Strong armed robbery in the US is used to describe the crime with threat of force or intimidation.
At just ten-years-old Shamrock, who was born Ken Kilpatrick, was sent to a youth detention centre for six months alongside other boys as old as 17.
Unsurprisingly he admits to life continuing to be about fighting, admitting he couldn’t sleep at night because of the “cuts and lumps” on his face and head.
After his tough upbringing, Shamrock ended up living in foster care before moving to the Shamrock Boys’ Home, where he was eventually adopted by Bob Shamrock.
And that’s where everything changed.
He made his UFC debut in 1993 feuding with another legend in Royce Gracie first, and later with Tito Ortiz.
Shamrock and Gracie would go on to be the first two men to be inducted into the UFC Hall Of Fame.
His overall MMA record reads 28 wins and 17 losses in 48 fights and was the first UFC Superfight Champion – that later became the Heavyweight strap.
Shamrock also fought in WWE, or WWF as it was known back then, signing up in 1997 and staying with the company until 1999 when he decided to resume his MMA career.
He only ‘officially’ retired from MMA in 2019 with a post shared on Facebook.
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