Ken Shamrock was an early pioneer in mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions and an early champion and fan favorite of the UFC in its fledgling state before there were weight classes. He was also the former King of Pancrase. Shamrock left the world of MMA to join the WWE, a wrestling entertainment organization. Upon his return to MMA, Shamrock was never able to recapture the success that he once enjoyed.
Shamrock has known personal adversity, including a divorce and a financial nosedive after his early success that once saw him having to sleep on the floor in the spare rooms of some of his friends. Now remarried, the charismatic Shamrock has gotten his life back together. A natural TV personality, Shamrock refuses to curse as part of his religious convictions and has told his story on the 700 Club.