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FRANK SHAMROCK: RETIRE OR NEW STRATEGY?
Frank Shamrock has not looked good recently fighting top young mixed martial artists Cung Le and Nick Diaz.
I do not know if Frank sits down with his friends and handlers to plot a strategy or does he feel he can appear in the Octagon
and wing it on his own ability.
At 36 years old, he has looked slow, confused and weak against these opponents, not taking in account that
his body is changing for the worse. He needs to employ new techniques and strategy to win.
Here are videos of his two losses to Cung Le and Nick Diaz.
On the other side of this oberservation, boxing, since "Ali vs Foreman" has used the strategy of
angles with minimal movement. Attack mainly, when you opponent comes within punching range. If your opponent gets hurt
, the handlers stress to the older fighter to not waste time, but spend his energy trying to knock him out.
Take a look at Muhammad Ali using his famous "rope-a-dope" strategy in Zaire in 1974 to defeat
champion George Foreman.
George Foreman used a similar strategy against Michael Moorer to win back the crown more than
20 years later!
Frank has won most of his matches slamming and submiting his opponents. Dancing and trading punches
with the young guns will bring his career to a quick end. Frank is out of his league, when it comes to that strategy.
He should try improving his strength, power, explosiveness, Greco, Freestyle and Ju Jitsu (Japanese
and Brazilian). I feel that he would be better off.Thirty-six years old is not really old by today's standards for a
grappler. I think he can last three to seven more years, if he returns to grappling as his prime weapon.