• “I was the one to start him in MMA training” – WWF Veteran On UFC Fighter Anthony Johnson’s Death
We reported yesterday that former UFC fighter and two time Light Heavyweight Title contender Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson passed away on November 13th at the age of 38 after a severe illness.
WWF Attitude Era Legend Ken Shamrock, who’s also a UFC Hall of Famer, took to Facebook to comment on the death of Johnson, revealing that he had a hand in starting Johnson in MMA training.
Here’s what the former WWF Intercontinental Champion had to say:
“It’s sad to hear. I was the one to start him in MMA training in Susanville. He had lots of talent.”
After making a name for himself in the early days of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) from 1993 to 1996, Ken Shamrock joined the World Wrestling Federation in February 1997 and worked there until September 1999.
The 1998 King of the Ring also wrestled for Total Nonstop Action! (TNA) during its early years in 2002 & 2004 and returned to the now-renamed IMPACT Wrestling for his most recent run from 2019 till 2021.
Anthony Johnson competed in the UFC from 2007 to 2012 and again from 2014 to 2017. He fought for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title (205 lbs) on two occasions, both times against Daniel Cormier, and was unsuccessful in winning the Title.
He retired from UFC in 2017. However, he came out of retirement a few years later and joined Bellator MMA, where his last fight took place in 2021, which he won.
His career began back in 2006 and his MMA record was 23-6.
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• Old School Lucha Libre Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WCW/AAA Legend “The Chairman of WCW” La Parka (Real name: Adolfo Tapia) celebrates his 57th birthday today.
The fans here in the United States will mainly remember La Parka for his time in Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from 1996 till 2000.
In 2003, he had to change his name because of a legal battle and from that point on he is now known as “L.A. ParK”.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LA PARKA