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Morning Report: Joe Rogan believes Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice looked 'suspect' and 'fake'

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For some of us, the highlight of Friday night was FOX Sport's Katie Nolan combating trolls for calling the Bellator 138 main event between Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice, 'fixed.'

Well, she wasn't the only one who thought the grudge match looked 'fake.'

Enter UFC commentator Joe Rogan.

"That fight looked fake as f**k," Rogan said Saturday morning on his 'Fight Companion' podcast alongside UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub. "There's a couple things I don't like about that fight. I don't like that clinch. That long clinch that they had when they were mouth to ear. They were mouth to each other's ears for a long f***ing time.

"When Ken did take [Slice] down he never hit him once. How bout that? He never hit him. He had him down. He had him flattened out. He's not blasting him with punches. He's got him flattened out and he's not hitting him. That doesn't make any sense."

Schaub pointed out that Shamrock is, in fact, 51 years-old, but Rogan still had some issues.

"To me, the whole thing ... the entrance looked so suspect because he was shaking everybody's hand. It didn't look like he was about to go to a fight. It looked like he was about to go put on a performance.

"But they might have told them that this is the way to generate interest in this fight. To hype it up. All the fake bad blood."

After surviving a rear-naked choke attempt from Shamrock, Slice scored a first-round TKO of the UFC Hall of Famer. Rogan didn't take issue with the stoppage.

"The other thing that got me was the way Kimbo stopped Shamrock," said Rogan. "That was real as f**k. I mean he definitely cracked him. So maybe they made an agreement and Kimbo said, 'I'm gonna punch this motherf***er anyway.'"

A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Rogan sounded confused by Shamrock's grappling, despite his incredible pedigree.

"[Shamrock] never went behind the head," Rogan said of the choke attempt. "He choked [Slice] but he had it like on top of the head in some sort of weird way.

"It was disturbing to me how easy Kimbo shook Ken off his back. There was a lot of s**t I didn't like about it."

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