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Shamrock vs. Le Post-Fight Press Conference Notes


San Jose, ( was able to confirm with sources after the Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le fight Saturday night that Shamrock indeed has a broken arm. X-rays were conducted at the HP Pavilion and showed the fracture.

During the post-fight press conference, Le indicated that he not only saw Shamrock’s X-rays, but heard the arm break while in the cage.

The injury took place towards the end of the third and final round. Le threw a high kick that grazed Shamrock’s head that ultimately landed on Shamrock’s upper arm.

In an excellent display of photography, EliteXC photographer Tom Casino was able to capture a clear shot of the kick that broken Shamrock’s arm.

According to Le, the X-rays he saw showed a bone in Shamrock’s arm broken in half.

Even if Shamrock had not gotten injured, he was in danger of losing the fight. was able to acquire a copy of the judge’s scoring and it shows that Shamrock was behind on all the judges’ scorecards.

According to the scoring obtained, Shamrock lost all three rounds. Round one was 30-27 Le; round two was 29-28 Le; and round three was 29-28 Le.

Judge Richard Bertrend scored the fight 10-9, 10-9, 9-10. Judge Cecil Peoples scored the fight 10-9, 10-9, 10-9. And judge Nelson “Doc” Hamilton scored the fight 10-9, 9-10, and 10-9.

Le stated that he was open to a rematch with Shamrock.

Here are other notes from the post-fight press conference:


  • Erik W. says:

    “The injury took place towards the end of the third and final round. Le threw a high kick that grazed Shamrock’s head that ultimately landed on Shamrock’s upper arm.”

    Dave Meltzer is reporting on Yahoo that it’s his right forearm that’s having a plate put in it, not his upper left arm. The fact that he had his right arm in a sling after the fight supports this.

    It was likely this kick that broke the arm:

    You can even see Frank shake it right afterwards.

  • ttt says:

    i’m surprised it wasn’t 30-27 all rounds. and it wasn’t cecil peoples who screwed up!

  • Mikey Gilz says:

    I think Slice’s reception for the San Jose crowd would have been much more recieved if he didn’t call it “San Fran”

    Aside from that. the 3rd round was very reminiscent of the 2nd round between Liddell/Silva.

  • Zack says:

    One of the most entertaining fights I’ve ever seen, that’s for sure, and the crowd was as riled up as I’ve ever seen at an mma event. I was ten miles from the HP Pavilion and didn’t end up getting to see it live. Bummer.

    However…. Fight of the Year should probably be reserved for a more technical battle where both fighters play to their strengths and it’s a back and forth war. Frank’s gameplan was very confusing and he seemed to pass up at least 2 “blood in the water” moments where someone like Chuck would have put Cung away.

  • smoogleton says:

    Excellent display of photography… that line made me LOL big time, sounds like something Bill Goldberg would say

  • Brad says:

    I thought the fight was awesome to watch, but like everyone else who saw it, I have to seriously question Frank’s gameplan. It was obvious within the first few minutes that Cung was the superior striker. Frank gave it an effort standing, but should have switched gears, closed the distance, and gone for the takedown.

    No one would have cared that he promised a stand-up war if he had decided to take it to where he is at his best (on the ground) to win the fight. If he wants to keep the Frank Shamrock mystique while promoting his “brand”, then he needs to win, not just put on exciting fights which are tactically stupid. That is the sign of a true competitor who likes to challenge and test himself, but not the sign of an intelligent fighter.

    Maybe I’m from the old school with this statement, but I would rather see a great fighter look bad and win than look great and lose. Winning is still the most important aspect of any sport to me.

  • Mike says:

    It was the kick before the one pictured that broke his RIGHT arm. He even shook it afterward as statedd above.

  • koolpaw says:

    Lee vs. Misaki… Sweet. Strikeforce belt is coming to Japan…


    Where is Jorge Santiago? who is the winner of the last tournament? Why his name is not coming first for the title shot?

    He showed great performances in his last 3 fights against Jeremy Horn, Salmon and Plangley


  • Rocket says:

    I think if Frank would have taken this fight a little more seriously, rather than clowning around so much in begining, he would have faired much better. It was fun to watch him taunt Cung but I think all that did was make Cung that much more focused. When Frank was aggresively moving forward with flying fists, Cung was off his game and Frank could have taken him, hence Cung’s big fat lip. But when clowning around and allowing Cung to set and time his kicks, Frank just found himself in defense mode. At the end of the 3rd round, Frank really needed a break and …….he got one. Heal your arm Frank, come back and kick that little kid from Vietnam with Guns ablazin, azz.

  • Ian says:

    Great fight, and I’d love to see a rematch.

    Oh yeah, here you go, Sam.

  • the one says:

    sorry rich in just fist off to all the fans who said that the fight was not fist off to all the mmajunkie reader’s they all ufc favored guys,,read it and you will get fist off too.

  • Rich S. says:

    “fist off”

    what exactly is that??
    is that like.. what you say instead of “pissed off”??

    oh.. and you left the comment on the wrong thread buddy..

  • the one says:

    sorry rich,im from philippines im not that good in english lol!!!

  • Rich S. says:

    i could kinda tell by how your sentences were worded..

  • the one says:

    r u racist???????????u damn man if you????????i hope you’re not….


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