Money can drive families apart. Well, turns out it can also bring them together. That could explain why estranged adoptive brothers Frank and Ken Shamrock -- also both former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) titleholders -- are getting their relationship "back on track."
"The Legend" tells MMA Fighting they're in pursuit of an undisclosed business opportunity.
"We sat down and really had a conversation, and I think our relationship is back on track. We'll see where it goes. There's a business opportunity that got us sitting down for a couple of hours. It was really nice. It was very positive for both of us. It feels good to put it behind you, to move on emotionally. Kind of have that feeling of rest, that's the best part for me. It's a new chapter, move on. It's been a long time."
A long time indeed.
The Shamrocks -- opposing coaches for the International Fight League (IFL) -- were actually planning to settle their differences inside the cage during a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight back in 2009 that never materialized. There appeared to be no hope of reconciliation following the death of their father, Bob Shamrock, who passed away back in 2010.
Bob, who ran a home in Susanville, CA for troubled kids, legally adopted Ken and his younger brother Frank and both men legally changed their surname to Shamrock out of respect for the man who had done so much to help them.
It's a shame he couldn't live to see this day.