The inaugural EliteXC event on SHOWTIME ended with a controversial disqualification of Frank Shamrock. After giving Shamrock a warning, Herb Dean stops the action after Shamrock landed a couple knees to Renzo Gracie’s head from the bottom position. Gracie was given time to recover, but bowed out stating that he could no longer continue. Gracie wins by disqualification in the second round. It is only illegal to knee to the head. That’s not the way EliteXC wanted to end a good night of fighting on SHOWTIME. In the post fight interview Shamrock stated that Gracie gave up.
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