In a fight that would have a hard time seeing the light of day in the sketchiest of Indian Reservations stateside, it now appears as though Ken Shamrock will be making his return to the sport against none other than the original Kimbo-slayer number one, Seth Petruzelli.
The two are expected to face off during an International Unlimited Fighting event scheduled for Cancun, Mexico and expected to take place on March 3 according to Petruzelli himself via his Twitter account.
ok my next big fight, me vs. ken shamrock live on PPV from cancun mexico for the WFO belt! International Unlimited Fighting is the fight org
this will be a 5 rounder for the belt! ALL satellite and most ALL cable companys will get this fight live on PPV.
The forty-five year old Shamrock is currently riding out a one year suspension from the sport due to testing positive for steroids following a February 2008 armbar victory over the late Ross Clifton, but will technically be permitted to fight anywhere by the time he faces Petruzelli in March.
Prior to his most recent victory over Clifton at “WarGods: Valentine’s Eve Massacre”, Shamrock was on the rebound from consecutive defeats at the hands of Robert “Buzz” Berry, Tito Ortiz (twice), Kazushi Sakuraba and Rich Franklin.
Petruzelli virtually disappeared off the face of the earth in many ways following the biggest victory of his career in one of the most watched fights in the history of the sport as he knocked Kimbo Slice senseless in just fourteen seconds during “EliteXC: Heat” back in October of 2008. Since then Seth has fought professionally just a single time, TKO’ing Chris Baten during “Art of Fighting: Damage” in August of 2009.