Episode 176: MMA legend Frank Shamrock on MMA strength training, the Shamrock way to help troubled youth, overcoming abuse to help others

Retired MMA legend, Frank Shamrock is the first UFC Middleweight Championship (now known as the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship), and has held the interim King of Pancrase title, the WEC Light Heavyweight Championship and the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship. Frank also adds television broadcaster to his resume, as well as mentor.


Frank has mentored adults and youth for a quarter of century in martial arts and entertainment; prior to hanging up his gloves. Frank spent 16 years in asset management and brand development in Silicon Valley, creating his own Business Management Program that helped launch several multimillion dollar brands such as ZICO Beverages (sold to Coke), Strikeforce MMA (sold to UFC) and WEC (sold to UFC). Frank now commits his time to philanthropy and social activism.

Frank joins us to discuss the following:

  • Frank shares his experience backing the first WEC pay-per-view, his appearances on the TV shows Oz & Walker Texas Ranger
  • Frank shares how he was and is not a fan of violence, despite being successful in a sport centered around violence
  • Frank discusses how early childhood abuse affects his actions and reactions today, as well as how he ended up in the foster care system
  • Frank shares his experience, once he ended up at the Shamrock Boys Ranch
  • Frank shares his current training regimen & you may be surprised as to what it is
  • Frank discusses the issue of traumatic brain injury in combat sports and making the conscious decision to personally experience TBI, as well as cause it to an opponent
  • Frank shares how he benefited from fighting and training with Cung Le & also passing the torch to Nick Diaz
  • How does Frank approach the results of each fight like a business
  • Frank discusses the many hats he wore during his Strikeforce years
  • What is Frank's opinion of strength training in MMA & if it's beneficial
  • Frank discusses his charity "The Shamrock Way" & how it came about


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