Ken Shamrock accused of assaulting a woman
UFC Hall of Famer and mixed martial artist Ken Shamrock has just been accused of assaulting a woman at a California mall — but the professional wrestler claims it was nothing but an honest mistake, because he thought the woman was actually a guy.
According to reports, 48-year-old Ken Shamrock — who bears the nickname “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” — was hanging out at a mall in Modesto, California last month when he spotted two women fighting each other in front of a Coach store, complete with onlookers filming the whole incident.
Reports said that Shamrock intervened into the brawl and tried to pry the two women apart, when suddenly, one of the bystanders jumped on his back and tried to rip him out of the pile.
The rep of the professional wrestler said that he threw the person off of his back, following it up with a move that knocked the unknown attacker into the ground.
After the assailant was knocked down, the crowd shouted at Ken Shamrock, “You just hit a girl.” Shamrock then took a closer look and realized that attacker was actually a female, so he backed off immediately.
A police officer then arrived at the scene and took a battery report against Ken Shamrock, taking note that the only injury was a slight abrasion to the woman’s knee. The report was eventually sent to the District Attorney’s Office.
However, law enforcement sources said that the UFC star probably will not be prosecuted because officials don’t think the women he knocked to the ground is a “victim” of the incident. In fact, they believe Ken Shamrock was just acting in self-defense.
The pro wrestler’s rep noted, “Outside the ring, Ken is not a violent man … and was only trying to do the right thing.”