Combat sports legend Ken Shamrock doesn’t seem to get what all the fuss is about in America as the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the country.
The 56-year-old former UFC and WWE weapon has stumbled into some hot water by going public with his views on the pandemic, which has already claimed the lives of more than 20,000 people around the world.
The former MMA star known as “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” — Shamrock on Wednesday hit out at the panic that has gripped his country.
His phrasing left something to be desired.
“More people die in care (sic) accidents than this virus will but we don’t stop driving,” he said.
More people die in care accidents than this virus will but we dont stop driving
Hundreds of Twitter users immediately responded to the UFC Hall of Famer’s comment on social media by slamming Shamrock’s dangerous opinion.
Coronavirus has already forced the WWE to cancel this year’s WrestleMania 36, which was scheduled to take place in front of 70,000 fans in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Ken Shamrock is here for it.Source:Twitter
The WWE is in a race against the clock to film the biggest show of the year at the company’s Orlando studios where wrestlers will compete in front of an empty arena.
However, the plan to stage WrestleMania as a broadcast-only event is now also in jeopardy with Orlando City administrators ordering a city-wide lockdown for at least a fortnight, beginning on Friday (AEDT).
Shamrock’s UFC have also been rocked by coronavirus restrictions with events in London, Columbus and Portland all cancelled.
The UFC’s biggest card of the year, UFC 249 — headlined by lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s title fight with Tony Ferguson — is also in danger of falling apart with officials desperately trying to find a new venue outside of the United States for the April 19 event.
Ken Shamrock is a beast at age 56.Source:Twitter
Shamrock’s attitude is not dissimilar to UFC boss Dana White’s.
“I’m also one of these people — I’m not going to hide in my house for months,” the UFC president told Barstool Sports.
“Everyone always makes fun of how red I am. I don’t know why I’m this red! I’m probably going to have a f***ing heart attack in about three days. Who the f*** knows?
“Heart attack, cancer, car accident … the list goes on. There’s one thing that’s going to happen for sure, I’m going to die one day. I don’t know how, I don’t know when, but it’s going to happen.
“And if it’s going to be the f***ing coronavirus, then so be it. I’m not hiding in my house for months. That’s definitely not going to happen. No matter who tells me to f***ing do it.”
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