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4.0 out of 5 stars UNCAGED THE STORY OF THE "LEGEND", 13 Jan. 2013
This review is from: UNCAGED (Hardcover)
A lot of newer MMA fans might be more familiar with Frank Shamrock as the colour commentator for the now defunct Strikeforce or as the guy as who is regularly involved in a war of words with the UFC's Dana White the very organisation where he became a star back in the late nineties when he was the UFC light heavyweight champion(back then it was known as the Middleweight title) with four straight title defences before walking away from the sport after his title defence over future champion Tito Ortiz.

Shamrock's story is one of hardship growing up in a dysfunctional family with an abusive foster father that would see Shamrock leave home and end up being in and out of Juvenile care and be taken in by different families on numerous occasions. While it was never a secret that Frank Shamrock did jail time it does come as a shock as he covers how long he was actually locked up for. His autobiography also documents how he ends up in the care of Bob Shamrock and how he begins training with his adoptive brother Ken Shamrock and The Lion's Den and covers the infamous tough process every fighter has to go through to get into the camp. His falling out with both Bob and Ken are covered as are his early carear fights and even the feeling that some of his fights in the Japanese organisation Pancrase were fixed in his favour.

Shamrock also covers his personal life and his different relationships he has been through and exactly why he walked away from the sport in his prime, as well as some of his ventures outside MMA and some of his ideas he had for his own promotion. His epic battles with Phil Baroni, Cung Le and Nick Diaz are all well detailed as well as his life spiralling out of control when Zuffa (UFC's parent company) bought Strikeforce and how the aftermath almost cost him his family.

While Dana White refuses to acknowledge Shamrock's achievements in the UFC or induct him into the UFC's Hall of Fame it's obvious for those of us who remember his fights in the dark days of MMA that he was one of the first true Mixed Martial Artists', a fighter who was one of the first to have a vast skill set rather than just one and never ending cardio (for evidence watch his UFC 22 battle with Ortiz). For older and newer MMA fans Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter is a must read!
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