För drygt två veckor sedan gick Ken Shamrock sin match mot Kimbo Slice på Bellator 138. I en intervju berättar han om sin träning inför matchen.
Ken Shamrock (28-16-2) match mot Kimbo Slice (5-2) drog till sig mycket uppmärksamhet både efter och före matchen. Många ansåg att det var en ojämn freakshow och efter matchen antydde flera att det var en läggmatch. Ken Shamrock berättar i en intervju hur träningen såg ut inför matchen:
”I was a rookie. It was like my first fight. I got into a position to win and I didn’t take my time. I forced it,” Shamrock said. ”I was stronger than him, I manhandled him and I felt in complete control of that fight. But, when I got his back, instead of trying to use my technique and slide the choke in, I tried to choke him to death. I tried to use all my strength and power to muscle it in. Because I felt so much stronger and so much more dominant than him. And I overdid it, man. That’s the bottom line. It was a rookie move. I had him dead to rights and I screwed up. I tried to force it instead of just letting it work. It got to a point I was squeezing it so hard that I turned it over and ended up sliding off his back.
I efterhand anser att det var problematiskt att han inte la mer fokus på att avsluta matchen på sina träningar:
”In training, I didn’t work on finishing at all, other than some leg locks one day. I mostly worked on conditioning, movement on the ground and positioning,” he continued. ”I thought it was like riding a bike. When you do it you just do it. I worked on getting the position, on taking the back. But never on finishing, on applying the move until the guy tapped out. I just worked until I had it and then let go. And I think that’s where the mistake was made. In training I never actually made anybody tap out. It was all catch and release.”
Hela intervjun kan du läsa här.