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Frank Shamrock: I Did Not Offer to Take a Dive Against Kimbo Slice

Frank Shamrock says former EliteXC matchmaker Jared Shaw's recent claim of Shamrock offering to take a dive against Kimbo Slice in the main event of EliteXC-CBS on Oct. 4, 2008 was fabricated.

"No, absolutely not," Shamrock said Monday on The MMA Hour, when asked by host Ariel Helwani about Shaw's claim. "That's some movie b.s. right there."

On the date of the infamous event, Ken Shamrock was forced out of the fight due to a cut and it's been widely known that Shamrock, an assigned commentator for the show, offered to take the fight on late notice. But on Sunday's episode of's Rewind show, Shaw made a startling claim that Frank more than just offered his services to step in and replace Ken.

"Frank Shamrock pulled me in the back of a room, turned the music up and offered to work the fight against Kimbo Slice," Shaw told Jeff Sherwood.

Shamrock says he doesn't know why Shaw would make such a statement, but reasons Shaw's career in MMA is over and he's looking for a way to make money.

"It sounds like he's trying to sell a book or something, or write a movie script," said Shamrock before asking: "Where would I get the music at? What are you talking about here? Do I just carry a beatbox with me?"

Shamrock says he would have never "fiddled with the truth." Fighting is for himself, his art and making money.

"Nothing else makes sense," he says.