Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Frank Shamrock prepares for Renzo Gracie

Back in 1993 when mixed martial arts first burst onto the scene, it was a Shamrock and a Gracie leading the charge into the public’s eye. Now, more than a decade later, it will again be a Shamrock and a Gracie leading MMA to new frontiers – this time as it breaks through onto premium cable.

When Frank Shamrock and Renzo Gracie do battle on Feb. 10 in the main event of EliteXC’s inaugural fight card at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Miss., it will also mark the first time Showtime will be televising a MMA event. For Shamrock, it’s a dream come true.

“I’m really excited for two reasons,” Shamrock said. “One, fighting on Showtime has always been a dream of mine and I think it is going to be huge. Two, fighting against Renzo is something I’ve always wanted to do, so I’m just tickled pink over here.”

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