Tompkins-Shamrock On the Horizon?

                   Shawn TompkinsKen Shamrock

Back on June 29, I had written about the Shawn Tompkins signing by the Xtreme Fighting Association; at that time, his first opponent for his XFA debut had not been found.  It appears that according to Cage Potato, Tompkins’ first opponent will be none other than Ken Shamrock – this has been verified by MMATraining.com.  Tompkins added fuel to the Shamrock rumors by adding, “I just signed a 3 fight deal with XFA, which is a K-1 kickboxing promotion in Las Vegas.  I’ll be doing my first fight September 26th. Between September, December and February.  They are looking at my first fight being Ken Shamrock”.

An interesting choice of opponent in Ken Shamrock.  Is XFA having that difficult a time finding decent talent to face Tompkins or is this something they had in mind all along – assuming the Shamrock rumors are true?  Kind of tough to speculate on that one, but perhaps the XFA budget precludes them from nabbing top talent, unlike UFC, Affliction and EliteXC.  And the XFA is by and large a kickboxing organization, which makes the Shamrock name intriguing.  I didn’t realize that Shamrock had any kickboxing training.  But be that as it may, a Tompkins-Shamrock fight is interesting, to say the least.

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