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Overview (4)

Born in Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth NameFrank Alicio Juarez III
Nickname The Legend
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Frank Shamrock was born on December 8, 1972 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Frank Alicio Juarez III. He is known for his work on UFC: Ultimate Brazil (1999), Frank Shamrock: UNGLOVED (2011) and CBS Strikeforce M-1 Global Saturday Night Fights (2009).

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Shamrock MMA

Trivia (13)

Has a Mixed Martial Arts record of 23-8-1.
Holds impressive victories over such champions as Bas Rutten, Minoru Suzuki, Masakatsu Funaki, Kevin Jackson, Jeremy Horn, and Tito Ortiz.
Holds the UFC record for the fastest submission win in a title fight (16 seconds).
1995: WKC Submission Champion 1996: Provisional King of Pancrase 1997: UFC Middleweight (under 200 lbs) champion (defended his title four times before retiring). 2003: WEC Light-Heavyweight Champion.
Named "Fighter of the Decade" for 1990s by the Wrestling Observer, "Best Full Contact Fighter", by Black Belt Magazine (1998), and three time "Fighter of the Year" by Full Contact Fighter Magazine.
Adopted brother of Ken Shamrock.
When Bas Rutten was unable to defend his King of Pancrase championship against Minoru Suzuki in 1996, Frank Shamrock stepped in and defeated Suzuki to become the Provisional King of Pancrase. He fought Bas later that year for the undisputed King of Pancrase title, but was defeated by TKO (Doctor Stoppage).
His adopted brother Ken Shamrock was his first trainer. Frank trained under Ken in the Lion's Den until 1997, when he and Maurice Smith joined up with Tsuyoshi Kohsaka to form The Alliance.
After retiring from MMA in 1998, he became a very successful coach and trainer for many of the sport's top fighters, including Don Frye, who, despite having a previous rivalry with Ken Shamrock, sought Frank out to train him before his rematch with Mark Coleman at PRIDE 26: Bad to the Bone.
Last opponent was Nick Diaz, whom he fought a year before retiring.
At the _'Strikeforce M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum'(2010)(TV)_ event, Frank Shamrock announced his retirement from competing in mixed martial arts. [June 2010]
Training for his December 3rd, Strikeforce fight with the "New York Badass" Phil Baroni. [October 2006]
Defeated Phil Baroni by second round technical submission to become the first Strikeforce middleweight champion. [June 2007]

Personal Quotes (1)

Wrestler needs a lesson in submission and I am the man to teach them.

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