Frank Shamrock tells Sherdog, that if they would off put him instead on a “nobody” (Petruzelli), Slice might of not be in such bad shape. Getting knocked out by a MMA legend and former champion is better then losing to a light heavyweight who hasn’t competed in over a year.
â€œWhen I realized we would have to cancel the show, I said, â€˜Look, Iâ€™ll fight the guy. You know, itâ€™s a great story — little brother steps into the spot, comes out of the booth. Itâ€™s very compelling, but we need a fight to happen thatâ€™s compelling,…That went around for hours. Then I put my shirt on and went to work. No one committed to it, so I just kept talking.â€
â€œKimbo is great, great for ratings … But Kimbo fighting a star, a superstar, somebody whoâ€™s going to elevate him or knock him down in a good way â€¦ thatâ€™s what we needed that night. We didnâ€™t need a nobody to beat Kimbo.â€