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Ken Shamrock headed to UK for bare-knuckle boxing bout, insists return to fighting a 'sound decision'

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What could possibly go wrong?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hall of famer and War Machine hater Ken Shamrock is headed across the pond for his return to combat sports, which is expected to take place against James Quinn in a bare-knuckle boxing match in the United Kingdom this April.

From his official website:

Shamrock is in great health and feels invigorated by this opportunity to continue to compete and to continue giving back to his fans. Shamrock is going back to his roots as a fighter. Knowing his body well, Shamrock knows that his decision to re-enter the ring for the love of this sport is a sound decision. Shamrock adamantly believes that age should never be a restriction to any athlete. People can do amazing feats past their prime, if it’s a priority to them.

Shammy turns 51 in just a few weeks.

"The World's Most Dangerous Man" hasn't seen the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) since getting stopped by Mike Bourke at King of the Cage (KOTC) "Platinum" back in 2010. During that time, he was able to repair his fractured relationship with UFC President Dana White.

Expect more details on his bare-knuckle debut to be released in the coming weeks.

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