A long-time fighter and commentator for Strikeforce, Frank Shamrock has become synonomous with the promotion and so it’s no surprise to hear that he’s feeling a little blue after watching their final show.
“There’s a lot of emotions right now, but the main one is that I’m just kinda sad,” Shamrock told MMAfighting’s Ariel Helwani backstage.
Reflecting on the action inside the cage, Shamrock felt that the main event, which saw Tarec Saffiedine produce an upset win over Nate Marquardt to become Strikeforce’s last ever welterweight champion, was a fitting end for the company.
“I think some of the fights could have been more competitive, but I think the main event said it all, you know? Young kid, got a dream, comes from another country, he’s willing to put everything on the line and you know he did the impossible, and that’s what Strikeforce was. We did the impossible and Coker made a place for everyone to go be stars and all you had to do was close your fist, knuckle up and go out there, man or woman.”
Now that it’s all over Shamrock admits he’s now in need of a job, though he is going to start commentating for the Glory kickboxing organization and intends to work on adapting the book of his life into a film.