“That’s So Nasty”: Forgotten Clip of MMA Legend Frank Shamrock Ending Opponent’s Career With 1 Move Sends UFC Fans Into Meltdown

Published 03/14/2023, 8:38 AM EDT

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Mixed martial arts is an intense combat sport that requires extreme physical and mental toughness from its athletes. Despite its rising popularity, MMA can be a career-ending sport due to the high risk of injury that fighters face in the octagon. A recent tweet sheds light on the harsh reality of this sport and the long-lasting impact it can have on fighters’ careers and lives. Injuries in the cage have the potential to end a fighter’s career and history is a witness to this.

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Recently, a Twitter profile posted a video that shows a fight between Frank Shamrock and Igor Zinoviev at UFC 16 in 1998. The way the fight ended and its repercussions on the losing fighter produced wild reactions from all fans.

Frank Shamrock knocked his opponent out in 22 seconds

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Shamrock, a former UFC Middleweight Champion, knocked out Zinoviev in just 22 seconds. He did it with a brutal slam that left Zinoviev with a shattered collarbone. The video is from UFC 16 in 1998. Misaki‘s retweet of the video revealed that this injury ended Zinoviev‘s fighting career. Zinoviev then went on to become a bodyguard and a personal trainer.

The MMA world has witnessed very few slam knockouts, and Shamrock’s KO is arguably the most brutal one. Fans had some wild reactions to it.

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Some fans praised the slam by Shamrock.

Some were surprised by the move’s brutality.

Others displayed sadness for Zinoviev.

One talked about the past UFC era.

One fan felt different about all this.

Another fan pointed out Shamrock’s move of pulling his punch.

Thus, the old video captured a lot of attention on Twitter.

Frank Shamrock’s MMA career

Frank Shamrock‘s MMA career is an illustrious one. He is considered one of the pioneers of the sport and has competed in some of the most significant MMA promotions, including the UFC, Strikeforce, and Pride Fighting Championships.

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Shamrock was known for his impressive grappling and striking abilities, as well as his tenacious attitude in the ring. His victory over Zinoviev at UFC 16 was just one of many memorable moments in his career.

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Frank Shamrock‘s victory over Igor Zinoviev highlights the harsh reality of MMA. Despite the excitement and thrill that the sport brings, it is essential to remember the physical and mental toll it can have on fighters. What do you think?

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Written by:

Sushant Sharma

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Sushant is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He has been actively contributing to the field of writing for over 2 years. He is a huge UFC fan and has been following it since 2016.
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Edited by:

Rohini Kottu

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