One isn’t allowed to fight in the United States and the other has been told that he shouldn’t be fighting at all. Yet according to MMA News UFC Hall of Famers Ken Shamrock and Mark Coleman will meet on July 10th in Australia while fighting for Impact Fighting Championships.
You would be hard pressed to find any sane MMA fan who would find this bout interesting but this is what happens when a fledgling promotion is trying to make a name for itself. Coleman was outclassed and really showed his age when he was submitted by Randy Couture at UFC 109 in February.
Shamrock hasn’t fought since defeating the late Ross Clifton in February of 2008. The bout was part of the WarGods: Valentine’s Eve Massacre show. Shamrock tested positive soon thereafter which caused him a bout with Bobby Lashley. He has since been rumored to be fighting Seth Petruzelli in Mexico but that never came to fruition.
Nothing seems to have been signed but sources close to Coleman’s camp say that he has accepted the bout. No word on whether or not Shamrock was ready to accept or decline the invitation.
Josh Barnett, another fighter who is serving a suspension in the USA for using steroids, is scheduled to face Geronimo Dos Santos on this card as well.
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