EliteXC Ends With A Frank Shamrock Disqualification

The inaugural EliteXC event on SHOWTIME ended with a controversial disqualification of Frank Shamrock. After giving Shamrock a warning, Herb Dean stops the action after Shamrock landed a couple knees to Renzo Gracie’s head from the bottom position. Gracie was given time to recover, but bowed out stating that he could no longer continue. Gracie wins by disqualification in the second round. It is only illegal to knee to the head. That’s not the way EliteXC wanted to end a good night of fighting on SHOWTIME. In the post fight interview Shamrock stated that Gracie gave up.


  1. Realwun

    February 11, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    Gracie did give up. He was being dominated by Shamrock and decided to call it a night. Its sad since this is the guy who once let his arm break from an armbar because he wanted to punish himself for getting caught in it.

  2. joel garcia

    February 15, 2007 at 11:23 am

    So i suppose if Renzo pulled out brass knuckles and and beat the crap out Frank he'd be a quitter too?Comon people, this isnt a gang fight,this is a p-r-o-f-e-s-s-i-o-n-a-l fight! And what frank did and said was unprofessional. Maybe we should consider a Tyson and Frank match to include illeagal strikes and ear chewing.

  3. tim

    February 18, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Renzo gave up yeah he took Frank to the ground the whole time Renzo couldnt do anything even stand up he was being dominated, after the fight walking out of the building he seemed to move well,Renzo just wanted an excuse to quit besides losing with pride-didn't come with his a game

  4. Angel

    February 26, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    shamrock knew what he was doing Renzo gave up but shamrock knew about the knee to the head rule. and he acted like he was shocked .. he bragged about being in the sport forever but acted like it was his first time hearing that rule …. bull

  5. eleet

    February 26, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    i believe him when he said he got knocked out. not much you can do after that, you're not fit to fight well. illegal or legal, he couldn't continue. Knees to the head is a big rule, not some small one that Shamrock didn't know about, Gracie won by disqalification for a reason.

  6. Rob

    March 7, 2007 at 10:59 am

    Renzo and Frank should have a no rules fight! When its all said and done it will be another Gracie eating the dirt! No way in hell Renzo will beat Frank!!

  7. rock

    March 12, 2007 at 11:36 am

    Blah Blah.. anyone who's fought in any martial art knows how it feels to be dominated.. It bruises the ego.. Now imagine being dominated by a guy who's s'posed to be old and slow and you told everyone you'd ko in seconds, and he takes you down at will and controls you like his little brother for 2 rounds.. In front of a stadium full of people and millions on tv.. poor Frankie's ego couldn't handle it.. he would NEVER be able to live down domination by Renzo.. The knees were delivered while he was pinned underneath Renzo in sidemount.. If knees were legal on the ground, Renzo could have opened Frank's skull. It was a case of an outclassed, egomaniac quitter taking the easy, dishonorable way out, and a smart, honorable vet refusing to have the base of his skull where his brain connects to his spinal cord illegally kneed by a coward he could kill if he resorted to the same tactics, from the same position.

  8. rock

    March 12, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    Oh yeah, and "realwun" if you wanna bring up past fights, Renzo and Sakuraba battled all out for three rounds, and Sakuraba caught him in a kimura and ripped his elbow from the socket..when the ref asked if he gave up, his answer after three rounds of war was "hell no." Frank was brutalized by Bas Rutten, showing a classless display as usual, taunting Bas as he was being repeatedly bitch slapped by him, then QUIT – flat out QUIT, no KO, just plain "No More" after being manhandled in round 2; and was ASS RAPED by japanese 180 lb perennial loser Yuki Kondo.. R-A-P-E-D. Beaten to a bloody, shattered, pulp then knocked thru the ropes, out of the ring, and onto the stadium floor. The ref then asked him if he wanted to continue.. He looked like he wanted to cry.If you can decipher the shape of his face thru all of his own blood. Needless to say, after running his fingers thru his hair to wipe some of the blood out and make sure he looked ok on the concrete floor as the Japanese crowd errupted with applause, he nodded no. Please download these 3 videos from any fight video engine.. it'll really clear up your perspective on both fighters.

  9. Realwun

    March 15, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    Well hopefully people will get to read this, first they would have to get through the novel written by the rock where he does a full biography of both fighters. Make some cliff notes next time cuz I'm fallin asleep.

    I've had over ten years of fighting experience, I train in one of the best MMA schools in the world, and I know what it feels like to get hit in the back of the head with heavy blows. Shamrock is not my favorite fighter and he is cocky, and he has gotten beat down in the past…but what long time fighter hasn't had his bad days…you think Gracie hasn't?

    I'm strickly commenting on the fight, not their life stories. What I saw was Gracie throwing in the towel, and I didn't want to see that from someone I look up to. Plain and simple, my opinion hasn't changed.

  10. joel

    March 16, 2007 at 4:35 pm

    rematch! rematch! rematch! rematch!!!!!!!!

  11. eleet

    March 16, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    A rematch would be awesome. Perfect to get more interest in the IFL.

  12. BUSTER

    April 28, 2007 at 5:49 am

    When are we going to see the next fight on Showtime? This EliteXC needs to get some younger fighters. Gina Carano is great but they need bigger names and guys that arent washed up.

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