Biography(references)Nance, who fought in the Vietnam War, joined the local fire department and also worked in roofing and upholstery. Shamrock became involved in and excelled at sports at a young age, playing in Little League baseball and Pop Warner football. Shamrock was not as involved with drugs as his brothers, such as his brother Richie, who enjoyed smoking marijuana and eventually using heroin intravenously, but who also played football. He moved between several more group homes before being placed in Bob Shamrock's Boys' Home at age 14 in Susanville, California where he turned his life around.
Fighter Trivia(references)Together they have four children: Ryan Robert , Connor Kenneth , Sean Garret and one daughter, Fallon Marie . In August 2012, Shamrock was investigated for allegedly assaulting a woman at a mall in Modesto, California. No charges were filed as the Modesto police determined Shamrock acted in self defense.
Awards & Accolades
George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame: George Tragos Award (2020)
UFC: UFC Hall of Fame (Inaugural inductee, Pioneer wing, class of 2003)
UFC: UFC Superfight Championship (one time, inaugural)
UFC: Two successful title defenses
UFC: UFC 3 Tournament Finalist
UFC: UFC 1 Tournament Semifinalist
UFC: Ultimate Ultimate 1996 Semifinalist
UFC: Longest fight in UFC history (36 minutes) - with Royce Gracie at UFC 5
UFC: UFC Viewer's Choice Award
Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling: King of Pancrase (1994)
Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling: King of Pancrase Tournament winner
Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling: One successful title defense
Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling: First ever champion of Pancrase
Pride Fighting Championships: Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals Superfight Winner
World Mixed Martial Arts Association: WMMAA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Black Belt Magazine: 2000 Full-Contact Fighter of the Year
Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2002 Feud of the Year vs. Tito Ortiz
Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2006 Feud of the Year vs. Tito Ortiz
Battle Championship Wrestling: BCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Carlo Cannon
NWA: Total Nonstop Action/Impact Wrestling: NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
NWA: Total Nonstop Action/Impact Wrestling: Gauntlet for the Gold (2002 – Heavyweight)
NWA: Total Nonstop Action/Impact Wrestling: Impact Hall of Fame (2020)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated: Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (1997)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated: Ranked No. 8 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1998
Pro Wrestling Illustrated: Ranked No. 226 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
South Atlantic Pro Wrestling: SAPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
South Atlantic Pro Wrestling: SAPW Heavyweight Title Tournament (1991)
World Wrestling Federation: WWF Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
World Wrestling Federation: WWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Big Boss Man
World Wrestling Federation: King of the Ring (1998)
World Wrestling Federation: WWF Intercontinental Championship Tournament (1998)
UFC 5 Free Fight: Royce Gracie vs Ken Shamrock 2 (1995)
UFC 8 Free Fight: Ken Shamrock vs Kimo Leopoldo (1996)
UFC 6 Free Fight: Ken Shamrock vs Dan Severn (1995)
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